Dr. Michele Kerulis is a professor of counseling and sport psychology, author, private practice clinical therapist, and public speaker. Starting her early career as a fitness instructor, she quickly became a thought-leader in sport and exercise psychology. Through her academic, professional, and clinical roles, she became a content expert in the field. Dr. Kerulis is currently Core Faculty and Clinical Lecturer and Social Media/Marketing Specialist with Counseling@Northwestern, the CACREP-Accredited online Master of Arts in Counseling Program from The Family Institute at Northwestern University.
Dr. Kerulis is a certified consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (CC-AASP) and a member of the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry. In addition, she is Past President of the Illinois Counseling Association and is AASP’s Sport in Media Special Interest Group Coordinator. Dr. Kerulis is the Midwest Representative for the Governing Council of the American Counseling Association and was a board member with the Illinois Counseling Licensure and Discipline Board, Illinois Mental Health Counseling Association, and Illinois Counselor Educators and Supervisors.
Dr. Kerulis has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of sports. She specializes in strengths-based clinical sport psychology through which she creates collaborative relationships with clients to help enhance their strengths and decrease deficits. Dr. Kerulis teaches clients self-regulation to help them implement sport psychology skills during important situations. These skills can also be applied to executive business settings and other high-pressure situations.
Dr. Kerulis serves as a media expert for sport and exercise psychology, lifestyle and wellness, and mental health and has appeared on outlets such as ABC Chicago, CBS New York, CBS Miami, CBS Chicago, and WGN Chicago. Dr. Kerulis’ years of experience as an athlete, fitness professional, and therapist have created the foundation for her belief that the skills necessary to achieve success in sport and performance are the same skills necessary to achieve excellence in life.