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Personal History:

I grew up in North Vancouver where I was involved in competitive sports and outdoor recreation from a young age.  I chose to combine my interests in sport and psychology throughout my education. My wife and I moved to Melbourne Australia in 2002 where I continued my education and professional development. In 2010 my family returned home to the North Shore. I am excited to be practicing in the community that I have grown up and thrived in for much of my life. I continue to be passionate about sports; and compete and participate enthusiastically in a variety of sports—particularly high-risk sports where I get to explore issues around fear, courage, grit, and mental focus.

I am dedicated to maintaining a work-life balance that encompasses family, outdoor sport and recreational pursuits, volunteer work, and coaching. I value and consistently invest time and energy into Mindfulness, nutritional balance, ongoing professional development, and the fostering of close interpersonal relationships. These things, I believe, are fundamental to a healthy and fulfilling life.

 

Educational Background:

I have a  Bachelor of Human Kinetics and Master of Science degrees from the University of British Columbia. My focus throughout these degrees was the psychology of learning, skill acquisition, and human behavior. I was also a varsity Cross-country Ski team athlete, coach, and team manager during my time at UBC. My passion and interest in sport and high performance mindsets took me to Australia where I completed my Doctorate in Psychology. I have specialist training in Sport Psychology and Performance Psychology.  Grief and loss, and the psychology of chronic pain and injury and illness rehabilitation are also areas I have specialized training.

 

At UBC I was awarded Academic All-Canadian and Athletic All-Canadian awards for my commitment to academic and athletic excellence. I have also been a member of our Provincial and National Teams competing internationally up to the World Championship level. 

I have taught in the Sport Science departments of: The University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, Victoria University, and Douglas College. In addition to teaching, I have been in private practice since 2005.

Areas of Practice:

I work with people to help them achieve their maximum potential. This holds true for individuals struggling with mental health issues, chronic health issues, and athletes and top performers. 

The three key pillars of my practice are: 

(1) general mental health issues (e.g. anxiety, anger management, career transitions, couple counselling,  

      depression, grief and loss, overwhelm, work & life balance, etc.)

(2) Chronic pain & illness and injury rehabilitation and prevention

(3) Mental Performance Consulting --the development of “CHAMPION MINDSETS” Sport Psychology and

      Performance psychology skills for athletes, performing artists, executives, and entrepreneurs, and other

     business people in high stress/high demand roles). 

I look forward to helping you achieve your maximum potential!

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