Dorcas Akinniyi Jansen, Ph.D, CMPC

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Position Title
Psychologist, Sport Satellite

  • Counseling Services

Counseling Psychology Ph.D. - University of Wisconsin - Madison

Post Doctoral Residency-Sport Psychology Track - University of California-Davis

Professional Interests

Peak performance, injury recovery, eating/fueling concerns, trauma, PTSD, self-compassion, mindfulness, identity, multiculturalism, gender, sexuality, depression, anxiety, and stress management



Which Communities Represent Me

African Diaspora, LGBTQIA+

About Me

Dorcas Akinniyi Jansen serves student-athletes as Sport Psychology Coordinator embedded within the Athletic Center. Throughout her training she has remained committed to working with college students and student-athletes with a BIPOC student-athlete emphasis. She hopes to uplift student-athletes by providing a safe and confidential space for individuals to thrive wholistically within personal, professional, and performance domains.

As a former Division I Track and Field student-athlete at the University of Wisconsin- Madison, Jansen came to appreciate athletic culture for its social connectivity and mental challenge. As a clinician, Jansen hopes to be able to support student-athletes through the joys and rigors of such a multifaceted environment. She also appreciates authenticity within the clinical space and draws from Interpersonal Process and Systems perspectives.

Outside of work, Jansen enjoys watching TV, staying active, and eating delicious food. Most of all, she loves spending time with her family including her partner and three children.