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Authenticity

Happiness and confidence are a result of accepting who you truly are, and designing your life around your personality, spirit, and character. We strive to help you know yourself inside and out because the very foundation of your success will come from the strength of your self-awareness.

Play

Even therapy should be fun. Just because we dive deep and spend time unravelling the most complex object in the world (our big beautiful brains), doesn’t mean that we should approach it with fear and hesitation. Our 1 on 1 sessions are lighthearted and focus on the relationship between client and therapist first and foremost.

Competition

We believe that life is just a little more fulfilling when some competition is involved. Whether it’s stretching your comfort zone on an outdoor adventure, pushing yourself to improve on your personal bests, increasing the impact of your business, or playing match play with your buddies on the golf course, we learn to thrive by having the opportunity to test ourselves through struggle, heartache, and failure. It makes those victories, and the relationships along the journey, that much sweeter.

Growth Mindset

Lean into discomfort and seek out new ways to learn. From our delicate ecosystem to our most intimate relationships, there is a sweet spot between order and chaos that breeds health and improvement. Complacency breeds stagnation and full-blown retirement kill us quicker. We are beings designed to experience the richness of life by constantly improving the things we invest our time and energy into.

Influencing Others

Mindbuffs was formed with the vision of having sport and performance psychology dramatically impact the ways in which high-performance industries develop healthy, research-informed cultures. These cultures are the breeding grounds of our society and individuals need to have the opportunity to live with authenticity, purpose, and passion within a relationship-focused environment. We believe that sport psychology can pave the way for a more accepting and conscientious society while simultaneously improving the performance of individuals, teams, and organizations.

Education

Whether we are working 1 on 1, in group settings, or have the privilege of being a part of your team/work environment, we absolutely love to teach and educate people about the intricacies of our minds. When you work with us, you will learn how to control your thoughts and feelings, how to hijack parts of your subconscious, and how to enter in and out of flow state. We only ask that you pass the knowledge on!

Body Liberation & Weight Inclusivity

At Mindbuffs, we respect the diversity of body shapes and sizes and believe that health status should never be used with prejudice against the value of an individual. We are designed to thrive when we feel confident in ourselves (and yes, that includes our bodies too)! Our goal is to help you learn to love your body (or even just be okay with it), increase weight inclusivity in our communities, heal social connections, improve self-worth, and bring awareness to toxic diet culture and weight-based oppression.

Our values

Meet our team

Whether you're an athlete, performer, or entrepreneur, the team at Mindbuffs has the experience and expertise to help you unlock your potential. With backgrounds in coaching, e-sports, performance, and sports psychology, our diverse range of perspectives make us more than psychologists. We are mentors, teachers, and friends. Learn more about each of our team members by checking out their profiles.

Sports Psychology
Anxiety
Career/Business Development
First Responders
Life Transitions

Mat de Moissac

Co-Founder / Registered Psychologist

Not currently accepting new clients

Works with:

Teens, Adults, Corporate Groups, and Teams

Disordered Eating
Body Image and Self-Esteem
Concussions, Injuries, and Return to Sport
Sports and Performance
Peak Performance
Career and Business Development
Anxiety

Alex Schinke

Co-Founder / Registered Psychologist

Accepting new clients

Works with:

Children (10+), Teens, Adults, Small Groups, and Teams

Depresson
Anxiety
Life Goals/Values
Athletic Identity
Sports and Performance

Nick Johnson

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Not currently accepting new clients

Works with:

Teens, Adults, and Teams

Disordered Eating
Body Image and Self-Esteem
Anxiety
Sports Psychology
Peak Performance

Kayla Unrau

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Accepting new clients

Works with:

Children (6+), Teens, Adults, and Teams

Peak Performance
Foundational Skills
Mental Skills
Team Bonding

Shawna Shuster

Mental Performance Consultant

Accepting new clients

Works with:

Children (6+), Teens, Adults, and Teams

Sports and Performance
Peak Performance
Career and Business Development
Concussions, Injuries, and Return to Sport
Minority Populations

Don Zeman, Ph.D. (he/him)

Registered Psychologist

Accepting new clients

Works with:

Children (12+), Teens, Adults, Families, and Teams

Sports and Performance
ADHD
Children and Youth
Para-Athletes
Peak Performance
Minority Populations

Amelia Gillese

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Accepting new clients

Works with:

Children (10+), Teens, and Adults

Anxiety
Peak Performance
Body Image and Self-Esteem

Lindsay Piper

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Accepting new clients

Works with:

Children (6+), Teens, Adults, and Teams

Our Students

Our Master of Counselling students are currently completing their graduate degrees and will be available to provide affordable therapy to individuals, teams, and small groups beginning in the fall. During their practicum, they are under the supervision of a Registered Psychologist at Mindbuffs, so you get two brains working together instead of one!

LOW-COST COUNSELLING
Anxiety
Grief and Loss
Body Image and Self-Esteem
Depression
Disordered Eating

Lexi Baretta

Master of Counselling Student

Accepting new clients

Works with:

Children (9+), Teens, Adults, Small Groups, and Teams

Grief and Trauma
Anxiety
Depression
2SLGBTQIA+ Identities
Neurodiversity

Dayna Starke (she/her)

Master of Counselling Student

Accepting new clients

Works with:

Children (5+), Teens, Young Adults, Small Groups, and Teams

About us

At Mindbuffs, we bring our collective experience in athletics, business, e-sports, and coaching into our Sports and Performance Psychology practice to help you achieve your goals. We are committed to the pursuit of excellence in every area of your life as you bring your game to the next level by flexing the most important muscle in your body: your mind. Our work is relational; we come alongside individuals, teams, businesses, and organizations, working together to develop the self-awareness, culture, confidence, and focus that guides high performance. 

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