Jessica Mohler, Psy. D.
Clinical Sports Psychologist
Assistant Director Midshipmen Development Center
Dr. Mohler is a clinical and sport psychologist. In 2000, she graduated from The University of Maryland, College Park with a Master of Arts Degree in Kinesiology with a specialty in Sport and Exercise Psychology. While she attended UMCP she studied the determinants of expert performance while teaching fitness and wellness courses to undergraduates. She was awarded a Doctor of Psychology from Loyola College in 2005 where she researched the effect of exercise on mental health.
In 2004, she was commissioned as a lieutenant in the United States Navy. She completed her pre doctoral internship at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda and her post doctoral year at Naval Hospital, Jacksonville, Fl where she was stationed for the next three years as both a Staff Psychologist and Department Head.
While at the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville she worked closely with the weight management program providing behavioral resources and skills to active duty trying to maintain their Body Mass Index. She received Navy wide recognition for her efforts in applying Mental Skills Training to the Navy Physical Readiness Test. In 2007, she was deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and received a Joint Commendation Medal for her mental health support and program development for the Joint Task Force.
In 2008, she resigned from Active Duty and joined the staff of the Midshipmen Development Center as the assistant director and eating disorder specialist. She is a member of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology, and the American Psychological Association. Dr. Mohler’s interests include healthy lifestyle management, women’s issues, sport psychology as it applies to both sport and military performance, exercise psychology, and eating disorders.