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Amplifying Performance Consulting, LLC is a psychology practice committed to helping a wide range of individuals.  APC addresses the needs of athletes, patients with eating disorders, performers with disordered eating and financial executives.  Combining the tools from clinical and sport psychology, APC aims to improve well-being in both the personal and professional domains.  APC has two offices.  The downtown Boston office is centrally located in Back Bay and offers privacy and convenience.  The Carlisle office is in a renovated Barn, amidst the peace and serenity of one of Boston's quietest rural towns located about 30 miles outside of Boston.  

Sharon A. Chirban, Ph.D.

new_headshot.jpgDr. Chirban is a clinical psychologist and executive coach.  She combines her performance psychology skills, positive psychology with insight oriented psychotherapy advancing insight and growth. Her areas of specialty include eating disorders, female athlete triad, clinical eating disorders, relationship counseling and executive development.  

Sharon has fifteen years of applied sport psychology experience. She works with Olympic, Professional, Collegiate, Elite, Junior and developing youth athletes in varying sports from hockey, skiing, figure skating to track, pole vaulting, throwing, shot put, gymnastics, fencing and others. She works with performers in music, theatre, opera and dancers from the Boston Ballet. At Boston Children’s Hospital, she is a staff sport psychologist where she has developed a subspecialty in treating injured athletes of all ages. She supports the practice of physicians in The Division of Sports Medicine addressing the emotional complications of post-concussion syndrome, ACL injury, general sport injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, and career transition related to injury. Athletes seek her out for her comeback strategies. She helps athletes resume former levels of training by developing clear and realistic goals and maintaining positivity through the psychological management of an effective comeback.

Sharon also has extensive experience working with patients who struggle with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and partners with local and national treatment programs to provide the most comprehensive care for the person struggling with disorders that challenged day to day living.  

Sharon also translates these skills to her work with financial executives.  Risk taking strategies are developed so that the invester is optimally performing within his role and responsibilities.

Susan Margolis, Ph.D.

Dr. Susan Margolis has worked clinically with diverse clients in a variety of settings including schools, a juvenile court clinic, a state psychiatric hospital, and university counseling centers. Susie views therapy as a collaborative process in which clients are encouraged to explore thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a supportive, nonjudgmental, and compassionate setting. She works from an acceptance based behavioral perspective and incorporates other mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral techniques into her work with clients. Susie has specialized training in the treatment of eating disorders and also works with general mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. She has experience treating athletes, dancers, and musicians presenting with mental health related issues that impact their ability to participate fully in the activities that they love. Susie works with adolescents and adults and maintains a practice in Boston.


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Major League Baseball Players

ProAmbitions Hockey
AAPEX Harvard University
Colonial Figure Skating Club
United States Figure Skating Association, Sports Medicine
Boston Marathon
United States Olympic Registry of Sports Psychologists