Prime Performance & Recovery  provides biofeedback analysis to help athletes, coaches, and professionals understand the impacts of their lifestyle on performance and recovery.

Graduates of the University of Missouri, Erica Thieman (Ph.D., ’13, Education) and Renee Mapes (PhD, ’09, Counseling Psychology) are the co-founders Prime Performance & Recovery. The goal of Prime is to assist individuals in high-stress professions better understand the impact of chronic stress and develop new behaviors that support healthier lives. Prime utilizes biofeedback technology and in-depth self-assessment to help clients improve performance and overall quality of life. With over 20 years of combined experience, Erica and Renee are dedicated to a service philosophy that emphasizes knowledge, empowerment, and wellness for every individual’s unique needs.

Dr. Renee Mapes and Dr. Erica Thieman


Dr. Renee Mapes, PhD, CMPC

Renee is a licensed psychologist in the state of Missouri and has been in private practice since 2010. A Michigan native, she grew up on a small family farm, graduating from Northern Michigan University (B.S., Psychology) and then the University of Missouri (Ph.D., Counseling Psychology).

She specializes in sport psychology and eating disorder treatment while offering services for most other types of mental health needs as well. Renee has a long standing interest in Acceptance and Commitment therapy, mindfulness, compassion-focused therapy, and positive psychology applications to her clinical work and practice. She has taught classes on professional ethics, sport psychology, and multicultural issues. Renee values speaking with students who seek to establish career paths in psychology, as well as mentoring and collaborating with professionals considering private practice. Warmth, humor, hard work, and metaphors are the hallmarks of her approach to life and professional pursuits.

Away from the office, Renee is busy with her family and working through the list of “1001 Books to Read Before You Die” (only 900+ more to go! ha!),  and daydreaming about next year’s garden and chicken flock.