Aubrey Koel, LPC

Welcome! I am Aubrey Koel, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Mental Performance Therapist with JKruse Therapy Services, LLC. I believe we are all born with the ability to achieve greatness, we just need the right tools. Do you have a vision for who you want to become, the goals you want to achieve, the life you want to live? Do you feel lost in how to turn these visions into your reality? 

Specializing in mental performance therapy, my role is to help clients develop the mental strength and skills necessary to obtain their goals and overcome the obstacles that keep them stagnant. Performance psychology (often referred to as sports psychology) examines the factors that influence a human’s ability to perform at the most optimal level and embodies all aspects of self-improvement. It is utilized with a variety of populations, including athletes, executives, artists, military personnel, students, couples, corporations, and businesses, etc. 

Challenges that are commonly addressed with mental performance therapy include the following:


  • Accountability 
  • Anger 
  • Burn-Out
  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Focus/Concentration 
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Goal Setting 
  • Motivation
  • Perfectionism 
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress Management

Throughout my education and training, I have tailored my experiences to better understand the needs and challenges of individuals in high-pressure settings. I received my B.A. in psychology from Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis and completed my Master’s in Clinical Psychology at Chicago’s Roosevelt University. I completed several internships that focused on the psychological factors influencing collegiate and professional athletes and engaged in a dual-setting practicum in which I provided therapy to students during the school day and a diverse population of individuals engaged in outpatient therapy. 

I employ a collection of methods from the theories of positive, humanistic, and performance psychology, giving clients the opportunity to explore who they want to become and develop the assets that will bring their aspirations to fruition. Every client possesses individual strengths. When those strengths are combined with specific mental health practices that create a growth-mindset, clients can experience exponential success. 

Proudly working with clients of various cultural backgrounds, ages, and identities, I celebrate diversity and promote inclusion. I am dedicated to providing an accepting, nonjudgmental space in which clients are free to be their truest selves. We all deserve the right to live authentically and pursue our greatest potential.

Discover the success you were made for. Call today to schedule an appointment with Aubrey.