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Lawrence, Kansas
M.Ed. and Ph.D. University of Missouri-Columbia
B.A. University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Sheriece Sadberry is a licensed counseling and sport psychology consultant with Buckner. Dr. Sadberry owns and operates Optimal Moments, LLC, where she provides counseling and sport psychology services to the University of Kansas (“KU”) athletics department and the Lawrence / Kansas City area. From 2012-2015, Dr. Sadberry was the Counseling and Sport Psychologist for the KU athletics department. In her role with KU, Dr. Sadberry provided individual clinical and performance psychology sessions to the student-athletes and team interventions for all 16 teams. Her provision of services also included mandated substance use counseling, psychological and career assessments, ADHD screenings, and crisis intervention. Coaches, administration, and support staff consulted with Dr. Sadberry on how to identify student-athletes in distress and make appropriate referrals for counseling. During her tenure, she was a member of the Gender Equity and Diversity Committee; Alcohol and Drug Education Subcommittee; Personal Safety and Responsible Social Behavior Subcommittee; Drug Education Committee; Sexual Assault/Harassment Task Force; and Staff Professional Development Committee.  Additionally, Dr. Sadberry developed a policy and procedure manual guiding the provision of clinical services and setting standards for all privileged communication according to HIPAA and applicable state and federal laws. 

In the fall of 2014, Dr. Sadberry began working with the Rookie Success Program for the Kansas City Chiefs, of the National Football League, as one of the preferred mental health providers. Specifically, she facilitates sessions to assist first-year professional football players with their transition and to guide them in making responsible decisions. These sessions address stress management, healthy and unhealthy relationships, decision making, and nondiscrimination. She provides additional expertise to guest lecture sessions addressing substance use, wealth management, and life transitions.

Prior to her time at KU, Dr. Sadberry worked at the University of Florida and Florida State University counseling centers where she provided individual, couples, and group therapy; biofeedback training; mandated substance use assessment; crisis intervention; and outreach presentations to the student population. She provided consultations to faculty, staff, administration, and parents on how to identify and help students in distress.

Dr. Sadberry is a certified consultant with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (“AASP”) and a Ronald E. McNair Fellow, and she has experience providing counseling and sport psychology services to high school, collegiate, professional, and Olympic athletes. She is strongly committed to making mental health services accessible to everyone, especially underrepresented populations; removing the stigma associated with mental health; and providing an environment where college students can function optimally and pursue their life goals. 

Born in Massachusetts, Dr. Sadberry received her Bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and completed her Master’s and Doctorate work at the University of Missouri-Columbia in Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis in Sports Psychology. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas.


National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators (NACWAA)
American Psychological Association (APA) - Division 17 and 47
Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP)


Sheriece enjoys playing basketball and soccer, competing in sprint triathlons, yoga, riding her motorcycle, and traveling. Most importantly, she enjoys spending her time with her son. 


Sadberry, S., Cox, R.H., McGuire, R.T., & Moran-Miller, K.E. (2007, October). Predicting student-athlete academic performance from athlete identity, parents’ education, study habits, and financial aid while controlling for gender, sport, and race.

Sadberry, S. & Mobley, M. (2011, September). Sociocultural and mental health adjustment of Black student-athletes: Within-group differences and institutional setting. Poster session presented at the Association for Applied Sports Psychology Conferen