Matthew has an extensive psychology background in a broad range of areas. Clinical diagnosis and treatment, family centered practices, motivation, performance concepts, and emotional management have led to a depth of practice. This variety has allowed him to reach populations not only for bettering problem solving but performing better in life. Past and present occupations include sport psychology, professional counselling, addictions counselling, professional sport coaching, and developing and instructing courses at the post-secondary level has provided Matthew with a vast and diverse vocational background.
Matthew’s extensive background in sport psychology includes areas of personality and motivation, emotional regulation, team construction and cohesion, coach development, motor performance and learning, and leadership.
Matthew has experience in the areas of child, adolescent, adult, and family development. Some of the areas for specialty include depression, anxiety, behavioral issues/concerns, substance misuse and abuse, relationship issues, eating disorders and disordered eating patterns.
Matthew has been a highly sought-after instructor/speaker at the post- secondary and community level. Students continually provide praise and positive feedback for his teaching/speaking style. Matthew’s skill provides a unique spin on professional development events, formal events, and sport/exercise conferences.
The Backbone of Matthew’s speaking style is his ability to motivate and he makes sure that his audiences take home a lasting message.
Working toward a cohesive and high performance environment is key to success in any team. This team may be a hockey or volleyball team or a team of employees seeking higher performance for themselves and one another. The key is understanding dynamics from a science-based approach to motivational environment. Having prepared coaches, teams, and athletes at all levels indicates a comprehensive understanding for the developmental needs of the athletes, coach demands and pressures, team culture construction, and the performance expectations for the team within the organization. A blend of training in multiple facets of performance psychology ideally place Matthew in a position to support how you want to structure your team, establish the best environment possible for your athletes, and meet the goals set out by the sport organization.
Matthew has held multiple roles in the field of human performance. Striking a balance between the demands of the current situation and a full understanding for how the situation is being viewed is key to success. Matthew has worked with athletic populations, eating disorder and disordered eating, workplace performance, along with mental health and performance challenges such as anxiety and depression. Matthew’s interests are in working with individuals to reach a healthy and performance mindset they can be proud and exited about.