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Our mission is to help athletes, teams, coaches, and other performers reach their potential in their field, in the classroom, and in their relationships. To help them maintain confidence and mental strength through the challenges, pressures, and expectations of performance and life.


Positively Elite is founded by Powell Cucchiella. A Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with a certification in The Foundations of Positive Psychology from UPenn. With over a decade of experience working with children, adolescents, and families, Powell specializes in helping athletes and performers of all types reach their maximum potential. He offers a variety of tools and techniques, along with profound clinical skills and an understanding of the mind, to help his clients find consistent success on the field or stage.

Powell obtained a B.A. in Psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a concentration in Child Development, while also playing four years of Division 1 soccer. A decade later, Powell received his M.A. in Counseling and Community Psychology at The Sage Colleges, and wrote a thesis on The Total College Athlete: Increasing Performance by Promoting Well-being.

After college soccer, Powell went on to play for the top premier Baltimore amateur soccer teams, winning several state and national outdoor and indoor championships. Powell often draws from his own successes and challenges as an athlete and performer as he works with his clients. He is able to understand the needs of others who share a passion for being the best they can be in their chosen craft.

As an active performance and mental health counselor in the Capital Region, Powell is passionate about sharing his knowledge on Performance and Sport Psychology so that he can help athletes and performers all over reap the rewards of investing into the mental game!

Having led countless workshops and one-on-one sessions for individual athletes, coaches, teams, and schools, he is driven to bring Positively Elite's services all across the country one day!

We want to help every performer learn how to:

Build Confidence

Create Positive Belief Systems

Generate Flow

Set SMART Goals

Control Emotions

Compete In The Moment

Utilize Relaxation Techniques

Increase Frequency of Peak Performance

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