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Community. Expertise. Passion.

At Align Sports and Performance Psychology PC, we believe in a teamwork approach towards holistic care. We have built trusting and supportive relationships in our community to address athlete's vast and unique needs. Meet the exceptional provider network who partner with Align to provide additional services that can help athletes reach their goals both on and off the field.



Dr. Emily Palmer-Rice

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Eating Disorder and Trauma Specialist

Dr. Palmer-Rice offers a therapeutic space that is non-judgmental, reflective, warm, authentic, and collaborative. Together you will find proactive strategies to support you in healing and growth. This is not a one-size-fits-all approach. While her work is grounded in psychodynamic psychotherapy, her treatment approach blends elements from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Radical Openness Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (RO-DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Her practice is also informed by Health At Every Size and Creating Sanctuary philosophies. She utilizes these diverse therapeutic methods to empower clients and support them in shifting from their habitual patterns to new ways of thriving.   


Dr. Palmer-Rice has over a decade of experience in clinical practice with individuals seeking change. She is passionate about working with adults, adolescents, children, and families who struggle with eating disorders, trauma and anxiety. She earned her doctoral degree in counseling psychology from Carlow University. During her doctoral internship at Kaiser Permanente, she focused on eating disorders, addiction medicine, assessment, anxiety, and trauma therapies. Subsequently, she completed a postdoctoral residency at Kaiser Permanente, working with the Eating Disorder Outpatient Program and Adult Psychiatry Teams. Following her residency, Dr. Palmer-Rice led the Eating Disorder Outpatient Program at Kaiser. 

Dr. Veronica Jow, MD

Avid Sports Medicine

Avid Sports Medicine is a leading provider in the San Francisco Bay Area that empowers every patient—regardless of ability level—to use movement as medicine. At Avid, every patient is treated like a professional athlete with a team-based approach to care that includes one-on-one access to a board certified Sports Medicine Physician, Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, and Sports Massage, all in one place. This allows for continuity of care, and treatment that is specifically tailored to each individual—never cookie cutter.

To support recovery and injury prevention, Avid provides fitness and wellness classes on their platform that are designed and taught by sports medicine professionals.  One-on one Performance training, Functional Movement Assessments (FMS), as well as gait analyses are available for anyone who is looking to get stronger, faster, or even just move better.

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Ariana French, M.A.

Mental Skills and Performance Coach

Ariana French has been recognized as a professional Mental Skills Coach for over 5 years.  She has served in this role with various organizations throughout the Bay Area and has helped countless athletes achieve success. ​Most recently, Ariana has been sought out to work with athletes through the athletics department at Bishop O’Dowd High School.  Her focus is to help increase their mental and self-awareness by effectively coaching and instilling communication techniques, mindfulness, motivation, and confidence.

Through her sessions, athletes come away with effective, practical skills and techniques they can apply immediately to their daily routines.

Ariana’s WHY and passion is that she is driven to serve others and make a profound impact on the lives of those around her through her work as a Mental Skills Coach.  There is no greater fulfillment than seeing the athletes she has the pleasure of working with experience major breakthroughs in life and sport.

Dr. Muhammad Mansour

Licensed Neuropathic Doctor

Dr. Muhammad Mansour is a highly respected Naturopathic Doctor who has been practicing since 2015. He employs a holistic and clinically effective approach, integrating natural therapies with cutting-edge treatments.

Beyond his diverse medical repertoire, Dr. Mansour has gained a reputation as a trusted healthcare provider for some of the top athletes across various professional sports including the NFL 49ers. He relishes the unique challenges and rewards that come with helping these high-performing individuals by pushing the boundaries of regenerative medicine to enhance their performance and recovery.

As a licensed Naturopathic Doctor in the state of California, Dr. Mansour emphasizes a customized approach. He strives to address the root cause of each patient's condition, using the latest advances in functional diagnostic testing. This detailed understanding informs his therapeutic strategies, enabling him to provide non-invasive, personalized, and evidence-based treatments. His ultimate goal is to offer care that is not only effective but also respects the individual's comfort, lifestyle, and long-term health goals.

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Jesse Maddex

Flow State Performance Training

Jesse is a lifelong athlete and trained social worker with a passion for health and fitness training for performance improvement, general physical and mental health, and injury prevention & recovery. 

He participated in multiple sports growing up including baseball, football, track, and soccer but ultimately turned his focus to alpine ski racing to pursue his dream of becoming a professional ski racer and competing in the Olympics. A catastrophic knee injury and multiple surgeries derailed his ski racing dreams but he developed a lifelong passion for health and fitness training. He has endured and recovered from 11 knee surgeries so is deeply familiar with the ups and downs (both physical and mental) of injury recovery and has returned to full functionality and high-level athletics time and time again.

A guiding value in Jesse's life and throughout his career has been a desire to make a positive impact on the world around him. As much as he was driven to achieve his own athletic or professional goals, he now derives as much if not more satisfaction from supporting others in pursuit of their goals. This is the driving motivation behind the founding of Flow State Performance Training.

(415) 602-0806

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