Dr. Bradley Hack

Dr. Bradley Hack received his B.A. with High Honors from the University of Michigan and his Ph.D., Summa Cum Laude from Michigan State University. He started his career as a staff psychologist at the Counseling Center at UNC, Chapel Hill and as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the UNC School of Medicine before going into private practice. He has been treating adolescents, adults and athletes in his practice for more than 20 years.

Dr. Hack is also one of the nation’s leading Sport Psychologists. Since 2001 he has been the Director of Sport Psychology for the Athletic Department at the University of North Carolina. In addition to his work with Division I athletes, he has also worked with professional teams and athletes from the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, PGA, NASCAR, WNBA, USWNT, as well as members of the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 U.S. Olympic teams. He also serves as a treating clinician for the NFL’s Substance Abuse Program.

Dr. Hack has taken a leadership role in promoting the field of psychology at both state and national levels. He was recently elected as President of the American Psychological Association’s Division of Sport Psychology. In this role, Dr. Hack will serve as the voice of sport psychologists nationwide as they work towards educating the general public about the importance of psychology in sport. Dr. Hack has been instrumental in establishing sport psychology as a Proficiency within the APA. His role as President builds upon what he started more than a decade ago as one of four sport psychologists selected to co-author the national guidelines for the practice of sport psychology. Dr. Hack has also served on APA’s Division of Sport Psychology’s Executive Committee, and as the Chairperson of the Division’s Education Committee. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology and his work has been published in The Sport Psych Handbook (2005). Closer to home, Dr. Hack has been elected twice to the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Psychological Association and was appointed as its Federal Advocacy Coordinator.

Prior to becoming a psychologist, for seven years Dr. Hack was the Head Teaching Pro for junior teams and high school players at a number of private tennis clubs in metro Detroit. In college, he was a member of the University of Michigan Ski Team. Despite his vast sports knowledge, he has yet to defeat his son in fantasy football or his daughter in fantasy basketball. Outside the office, he continues to coach his kids’ softball and basketball teams, loves staying in shape with Crossfit and boxing, and is still trying to competently surf the fast breaking waves on the East Coast.

Dr. Erica Beachy

Dr. Erica Beachy earned her B.S. in Psychology from Colorado State University and received her Masters and Doctoral degrees in Counseling Psychology from Springfield College, with a specialization in Athletic Counseling. During her graduate studies, Dr. Beachy received the Distinguished Graduate Student Award and was also selected as the “Student to Watch” by the Women in Sport Special Interest Group of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. As part of her advanced training, Dr. Beachy also received specialized training in treating concussed teen athletes at Baystate Medical Center. In addition to her work with individuals, Dr. Beachy has worked with athletic teams from Harvard University, Springfield College and Eastern Connecticut State University.

Dr. Beachy completed her Post-Doctoral Fellowship at The University of New Hampshire Counseling Center, where she provided individual counseling and team workshops to Varsity student-athletes. She also served as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Kinesiology, teaching Sport Psychology. Dr. Beachy co-founded the Psyching Team for the Hartford Marathon and has been instrumental in the development and surge in popularity of Psyching Teams across the country.

In addition to her work at Carolina Strategies, Dr. Beachy is also a Sport Psychologist with the University of North Carolina Athletic Department, providing performance enhancement and psychological services to student-athletes. Beyond her work locally, Dr. Beachy is involved in the field of sport psychology on a national level. She is a member of both the American Psychological Association and the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.

Dr. Beachy is a former All-Star Competitive Cheerleader. During college, she competed at Nationals with the Colorado State University Cheer Team and later coached competitive cheer both locally and at national camps. She is an avid runner who is aiming to compete in a half marathon in every state in the country. In her free time, she loves exploring the outdoors by hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, and snowshoeing.