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Kat Scardino, M.Ed., CC-AASP

Co-Director Mindset Development

Passion Statement
My passion and love for sports continues to influence my work and drives me to assist athletes in reaching their full potential and enjoying their sport.


  • Over 10 years of basketball experience at the national and international level
  • B.A. in Psychology and Social Behavior from UC Irvine
  • Master of Education in Counseling and Sport Psychology from Boston University
  • Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Certified Consultant
  • Co-owner of a successful sport psychology practice in Westlake Village called, Top Flight Mentality
  • Over 2,000 hours of direct work with athletes applying mental skills training
  • 5 years of experience coaching elite high school basketball in Ventura and Orange County
  • Digital Writing Contributor for Women’s Sport Foundation
  • Graduate research assistant for The Social Adjustment and Bullying Prevention Lab at Boston University
  • Mental Health Counseling experience with various populations such as, adolescent substance abuse and addiction, homelessness, and dual diagnosis.


  • Bravery
  • Authenticity and Geniuses
  • Empathy and Perspective
  • Wisdom
  • Creativity


  • Balance
  • Humor/fun
  • Perseverance
  • Personal Growth
  • Integrity