You are a masterpiece and a work in progress at the same time. In this episode, Dr. Erin Elmore speaks with Jon Steele, LMFT. Jon is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has focused his private practice on treating high performance clients including athletes and professionals. With personal experience as a former collegiate athlete, Jon combines the complexities of the athlete experience with the performance of professional life. His specialties include treating anxiety, trauma, grief, addiction, and building mental fitness. Whether working with athletes or high-achieving professionals, he helps his clients combat shame, build healthy coping strategies, and increase self-compassion amidst high pressure environments. Together Erin and Jon discuss the characteristics and challenges of high performance clients, the importance of achieving balance, identifying your inner critic, the importance of mindful self-compassion, and the impact of grief and finding a way to move through it.