Dr. Scott Leydig - Clinical and Sport Psychologist
"A CHAMPION is defined not by their wins, but by how they can RECOVER when they fall." -Serena Williams
As an athlete, coach, performer or dancer, there are specific challenges you may face, especially during these uncertain times. Dr. Leydig can address these challenges and help you overcome them. He has worked with athletes and performers of all ages and skill levels.
Dr. Leydig is unique in that he offers both sport psychology and clinical psychology services. Through this pandemic, he knows his patients need him more than ever. With Dr. Leydig, you are able to address and work through mental, emotional, and behavioral conditions and enhance your overall well-being.
Marriage and Family Therapy
Peer Support Groups
Managing Chronic Pain
Coping Skill Development
"Dr. Leydig is truly one of the most amazing and genuine people I ever had the honor of meeting. His therapeutic techniques were completely effective and helped to transform my life in more ways than one could ever imagine."
"You can't find a more genuine, honest, compassionate person that truly wants you to discover the best part of you and for you to love yourself more. If you want permanent, outstanding results in your personal or family life, Scott will consistently help you get there and help you be the best person you can be."
"I have been to other Psychologists in the past and Dr. Scott is unparalleled to the others. He has great compassion and gives homework. He is completely committed to the betterment of a healthy mind."
Dr. Scott Leydig
Dr. Scott Leydig is a sport psychologist that works with athletes, dancers, and performers in all levels of expertise. As a former competitive athlete, Dr. Leydig paired his love for athletics and his desire to help others and pursued a master’s and doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University (NSU). While at NSU, he served at NSU’s Sports Medicine Clinic working with elite athletes in the South Florida community including collegiate student-athletes and professional athletes. During his graduate training at NSU, Dr. Leydig earned the position of head coach of the lacrosse team at Archbishop McCarthy High School. After four seasons coaching lacrosse, he was privileged to coach football and basketball in the Special Olympics of Florida. Dr. Leydig completed his residency at the University of South Carolina’s Counseling and Human Development Center and helped students cope with the adjustments and stressors of a collegiate environment. Prior to his graduate training, he earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and graduated Cum Laude.
As a south Florida native, Dr. Leydig decided to open his private practice in his hometown of Plantation, FL where he works with athletes of all levels of competition from professionals, collegiate athletes, to weekend warriors. As a sport psychologist, Dr. Leydig enjoys helping athletes and dancers develop an elite mindset and achieve optimal performance. In addition to sport psychology services, he also provides clinical psychology services to treat conditions such as depression, anxiety, and eating disorders.
Dr. Leydig is honored to be a sport psychology consultant for Miami City Ballet where he helps dancers perform to the best of their abilities and cope with the specific challenges faced in the dance community. As a featured speaker on The Dance Docs Podcast with Dr. Kat Bower and Dr. Kathleen Davenport, Dr. Leydig is able to reach a broader audience of dancers to help enhance their mental and physical capabilities in and outside of the dance studio.
Being born and raised in South Florida has allowed Dr. Leydig to appreciate the diversity of South Florida and prides himself on being able to connect with people from varying cultures and ethnic backgrounds. Dr. Leydig recognizes the hardships and marginalization faced by people of color and minority groups which has led him to promote a multicultural, social justice, and equality approach to his practice.
Outside of the office, Dr. Leydig is active in the sports community and enjoys playing basketball, football, hockey, tennis, and spikeball. He takes pride in raising his 3 children and always utilizes a “family first” mentality to his work/life balance.