Meet Alex Raske

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Alex Raske, Mental Skills Coach

Current Address: Chicago, IL.

Degree: MA in Counseling with a specialization in Sport and Health Psychology.

Colleges: Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Adler University.


Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

Mental Skills Coach, Marks & Associates.

Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC), Pending Certification.

Accredited by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP).

Specificity: Applying mental skills to maximize performance for individual athletes and sports teams.

Special emphasis: baseball, softball, performance anxiety.

Accomplishments: Played softball for 18 years: 3 year Varsity Athlete at Mother McAuley High School, 4 year Student Athlete at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

Personal Achievement: Athlete of the Year (2013) at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

Why I do what I do: I love using my experience and knowledge to help athletes reach their potential and overcome the mental obstacles they face.


Alex Raske, counselor at Marks & Associates, earned her Masters degree in counseling from Adler University. She is also an Assistant Coach at Mother McAuley High School.

Her expertise includes sports performance coaching, overcoming setbacks (i.e., losses and injuries), pre-performance/race-day/game-day techniques and approaches, and other challenges. She works with high school and college athletes, coaches and teams.

Favorite pastime when not coaching: Working out; playing any sport that keeps me active.

Most memorable moment as a coach: Watching one of my high school athletes start the season with little to no confidence and no starting spot to ending the season as a starter and leading the team with one of the highest batting averages (Most Improved Player).

Words I live by:

- One day at a time.

- Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.

- Be in the moment.