William F. Mayer, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist who specializes in child, adolescent, and family therapy as well as sports psychology. Known in the community as Dr. Will, his true passion is working with children and their families to provide the best atmosphere for children to prosper. His work with children involves child-centered play therapy, interactive child therapy, family therapy, social skill building and parent consultations. Dr. Will's specialty in sports psychology involves working with individuals, coaches and teams, to maximize the full potential of all athletes.
Dr. Will's knowledge and experience in the field of psychology has also been brought to the classroom where he acts as the founding director of the Master of Science in Applied Psychology Program at Sacred Heart University and teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses.
Receiving both his Master's and Doctorate Degree at the California School of Professional Psychology – San Diego, Dr. Will and his wife moved back to Connecticut to raise their family. He continues to be active in the Fairfield County community where he can be heard presenting to different organizations. Beyond the classroom, he stays involved with the Sacred Heart community and assists SHU athletes and teams when possible. Dr. Will is an avid jogger, running a variety of local races and numerous marathons. He can be found coaching youth sports as his children grow through the ranks. Most important, is that Dr. Will identifies as Dad first.