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She received her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern California.



Good Day LA asked Dr. Casey, "What was he thinking?" Breaking down the psychology of Ryan Lochte`s Olympic Sized Mistake

Ryan Lochte and fellow Olympic swimmers' explanations regarding their night out in Rio have left man wondering, "Why would an Olympian make such a bad decision?" On Good Day LA, Dr. Casey was called in to offer insight.

The simple answer: They were 4 young men who were out "celebrating" until 6am. Bad decisions and bad behavior are not a surprise for anyone.

In-depth explanation: Elite athletes, or the top 1% of the 1% do not have an average, everyday sportsmanship mentality. [...]

Swim Swam Features Article by Cybil Streett, MFTI

Swim Swam, a leading online resource for aquatics sports, featured an article by Marriage and Family Therapy Intern, Cybil Streett.

A retired elite swimmer and coach, Cybil is an up and coming clinician who will truly make waves in the field of sports psychology. The Gold Standard is honored to be a part of that journey.

Cybil Streett, Registered MFTI is currently accepting individual and family clients at The Gold [...]

Sports Parent Boot Camps are BACK!

If you are looking for answers to best navigate the minefield that is youth sports, you will love Dr. Casey’s Sports Parenting Boot Camp.

You will learn:
1. What is my Sports Parenting Style?
2. Where am I making mistakes?
3. How can I make Sports Parenting Decisions that match family values?

Limited to 6 Families Per Session.
Register Here: [...]

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Should athletes be held to a higher standard for their off-field/court/pool behavior?



High School Sports Feature

Dr. Casey's interview with Sascha Zuger is featured in the February issue of OC Parenting. We discussed the high school sports ...

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For Elite Athletes, Love Can Be Just as Tough as Getting the Gold, by Gordon Hurd

During the 2016 Olympic games, couples took center stage. This highlighted to important role a supportive partner can plan in an ...

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Individual therapy is an ideal option for athletes who are not meeting their performance goals and have exhausted their physical training resources.


Family therapy is also available at The Gold Standard. Dr. Casey understands that troubles in an athletes life and their performance are often related to family imbalance and pressure.

Workshops, Presentations & Keynote Speeches

Need a Workshop or Presentation for your Team, Corporation, or Booster Club? Dr. Casey offers a wide range of activities and topics to choose from.


Boot Camps! Dr. Casey knows that sometimes all a parent or coach needs is a Boot Camp Experience of their own to bring their parenting and coaching skills up to the next level.

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