Avery Lord, Coach
Avery Lord is a Coach at Riser+Tread, and currently in his final year of a Master’s degree program 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 as well as leading workshops at the team level.
Having played a variety of sports growing up, 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, drew him to a career working in athletics. Seeing the great need for mental health services in male athletics, a community where it can be 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.