Derek Vigon, Psy.D.

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Coordinator of Sport Psychology

Dr. Vigon is a licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia and Maryland and serves as a staff psychologist at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at George Mason University. As part of his role as a staff psychologist at CAPS, Dr. Vigon works in consultation with the Intercollegiate Athletics Department at Mason to assist student-athletes in accessing CAPS services. Dr. Vigon completed an APA-accredited doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Colorado, Boulder CAPS. Prior to that, Dr. Vigon worked in the athletic department at the University of Arkansas offering clinical sport psychology services to student-athletes.  Dr. Vigon has worked in a number of clinical settings including hospital inpatient, community mental health, university counseling centers, and division one athletic departments. This range of experience has allowed him to work with and learn from individuals of diverse multicultural backgrounds and presenting concerns. Dr. Vigon has training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Dr. Vigon also has training and experience providing applied sport psychology performance enhancement services/psychological skills training to elite, Olympic, and division one athletes. In addition, Dr. Vigon has provided workshops and team building exercises for a variety of sports teams. Dr. Vigon works from an integrative framework and aims to empower clients by providing a safe space for expression through trust and authenticity, openness, and collaboration. Special interests include anxiety and depression, post-traumatic stress, disordered eating, life transition challenges, relationship issues, men’s issues, stress management, sport psychology, student-athletes, injury recovery, performance enhancement, self-growth/identity development, hip-hop therapy, grief and loss, and process group therapy.