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Avery Lord,



Avery Lord, Clinician/Coach at Riser+Tread, earned his Bachelor's degree in Biology (pre-Med) from Vassar College before pursuing his Master’s in Mental Health Counseling with a Specialization in Sport Psychology at Boston University. He has worked as a Mental Performance Consultant at both the Division I and Division III levels of college athletics, working with both male and female athletes. This includes individual work and leading workshops at the team level. 


Having played a variety of sports, Avery’s passion has always been around athletes and teams. A combination of on-field experiences, as well as from the sidelines and working with a men’s lacrosse team in college, all drew him to a career working in athletics. Seeing the great need for mental health services in male athletics, a community that can be heavily stigmatized, solidified his desire to pursue a career in counseling. Avery believes in a person-centered approach, incorporating aspects of mindfulness and acceptance and commitment therapy to create a warm and safe environment for the client to explore their inner world and to guide them in finding answers for themselves. 


While not in the office, Avery enjoys golfing, reading, writing, cooking, and spending quality time with the people he cares about. He’s also an avid sports fan and enjoys all things Boston sports. 

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