Hey there! My name is Molly and I live in New York City with my lovely Irish fiancé .
I want to give a bit of background about myself and how I got to where I am today. About 6 years ago I was playing Division 1 college volleyball when I was in a very serious car accident. I fractured my neck, along with some pretty other painful injuries including scars on my right arm. Just to put into perspective how serious it was, I fractured my neck where Christopher Reeves (Superman 1978) did. He became quadriplegic due to his neck fracture. Thankfully, I survived. Not only can I walk, but I also was able to recover and continue playing volleyball.
Physically it was hard but not as tough as it was mentally and emotionally. When I was able to play volleyball again, I wasn't the same player. I couldn't build up my strength which resulted in a lack of confidence in my athletic abilities. My new low self-esteem spread into other areas of my life, leading me to feel anxious and at times isolated. It felt like my world had turned upside down.
Since I didn't believe in myself, I slowly started to give up. I went from a starter to a bench player in the remainder of my collegiate career. I felt like I had lost a part of my identity and isolated because I didn't have the support I needed. I had support from family and teammates, but I needed a different kind of support; someone that could speak on their past experiences to guide, motivate and give me hope.
I truly believe if I had this support, the end of my college career and the years to follow wouldn't have been so difficult. I wish I had used the opportunity to explore what could've been for me as a player, teammate, student and friend. Unfortunately I wasn't in the right mindset to do so.
Recovering from an injury requires more than physical rehabilitation. I specialize in working with injured and recovering athletes move past their mental and emotional roadblocks brought on by their injury. I help clients retake control of their abilities by refocusing their mindset.
My ultimate goal is for clients to continue to thrive in sports and in other areas of life despite their physical setback. I want to provide the support I needed and was unavailable to me at the time of my injury.
Is any of this speaking to you? If you’re interested in connecting, take a look at my Coaching Page to learn more about what I do and how to get in touch.