• Joe Puentes, Psy.D.

Welcome to the team!

The Performance Psychology Center is proud to announce we are expanding! Welcome Shami Benjamin, LMFT and Joaquin Lopez de San Roman, LMFT to the team.


Shami is a licensed bilingual therapist (Assyrian), with a background in athletics (Division 1 and Semi-Pro Soccer) and expertise in Sport and Performance Psychology. She has a particular interest in working with student athletes as well as their caretakers, i.e. coaches and parents. She is based out of San Jose and will be providing tele-mental health Sport Psychology services (online video meetings) throughout California. Full bio here: Shami Benjamin, LMFT.


Joaquin is a licensed bilingual therapist (Spanish) with 10+ years of experience working with student athletes. Joaquin has a background in athletics himself (Division 1 and Professional Tennis) as well as expertise in coaching, group process and team-building work. Joaquin will be seeing clients both in person at the office in Santa Rosa as well as through online video tele-mental health. Full bio here: Joaquin Lopez de San Roman.


The Performance Psychology center is a therapy practice with a focus on Sport and Performance Psychology. Our ideal clients are performers of all types; in athletics, the arts, educational settings, business settings, the medical field and in the tech world.


Our goal is to help our clients be at there best so they can perform when it matters most. We meet with adolescents and adults and offer day and evening times. We also specialize in providing tele-mental health (online video meetings that are secure and HIPPA compliant). All clinicians are licensed mental health providers, with backgrounds in athletics and expertise in Sport and Performance Psychology. We are passionate about playing a meaningful role in bridging the gap between high-level performers and mental health.


Contact us now if you would like to set up an initial meeting for you, a student athlete you know and love, your team, your department or your organization. We provide individual and group therapy, mental skills training and support for teams, athletic departments and organizations. Email at info@performancepsychologycenter.com or call at (707) 596 - 8280.



Pictured above from left to right, Shami Benjamin, LMFT, Joe Puentes, Psy.D., Owner, Joaquin Lopez de San Roman, LMFT. The photo on the right shows the team members in their respective sports poses; soccer, baseball and tennis.

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