Leslie Sherlin,PhD, PhD, MAC, MSc, LPC, CMPC, NCC, BCN, BCB, ECP, QEEGDL, CCTP

Leslie Sherlin,PhD, PhD, MAC, MSc, LPC, CMPC, NCC, BCN, BCB, ECP, QEEGDL, CCTP

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Free Initial Phone Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

7272 E. Indian School Rd.
Ste 540
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
16165 N 83rd Ave
Ste 200
Peoria , Arizona 85382

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My Approach to Helping

Life is tough to manage. I specialize in helping you identify the thoughts, emotions and behaviors that keep you from living to your fullest. Together we can build skills and pursue opportunities to empower you to have a more productive, meaningful and happier life. I implement a number of theoretical orientations because I don’t think a single approach fits everyone. See my treatment preferences for a range of possibilities that all fit within a welcoming and non-judgmental environment of care. I don't tell you who to be; I empower you to show the world who you really are! Each individual is unique. One-size-fits-all approaches will never help you reach full potential. I deliver custom solutions, tailored to you - your performance characteristics, your challenges, your relationships, your culture and environment. You are one-of-a-kind and together we embrace those challenges and seek the best ways to move forward.

Book appointments in Scottsdale, Peoria, and Online. In-person, video, phone and chat sessions available.

More Info About My Practice

Dr. Sherlin has had an extensive career in providing patient services, academic research and instruction, and entrepreneurial endeavors in mental health care. He is one of the world’s leading experts and a leader in the research and use of neuroscience for improving human performance. He has led research partnerships with Red Bull North America’s High-Performance Center, USA Track & Field, US military Special Operations Forces, local and federal level law enforcement agencies, Fortune 500 companies and professional teams in multiple sports in many countries. He has published this work in the academic literature and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, BBC, Sports Illustrated, CNN, ESPN, CBS, Popular Science, Outdoor Magazine and more.

Dr. Sherlin completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology (2000), Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology (2003), and PhD in Psychology (2008). In 2013 he completed a PhD re-specialization and post-doctoral fellowship in Sport & Performance Psychology. He completed a PhD in Clinical Pastoral Counseling (2017) and a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling with an emphasis in Expressive Arts Therapy (2019). He most recently completed a Master of Arts in Photography (2023).

Dr. Sherlin is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Arizona. He is listed in the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology and Mental Training Registry. He is certified at the Diplomat licensed level in by the International Board of Quantitative Electroencephalography (QEEGDL), is Biofeedback Certification International Alliance Board certified in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback (BCN, BCB). He is certified as an equine certified professional by the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (ECP), a Certified Mental Performance Consultant by the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (CMPC), a Nationally Certified Counselor by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NCC), a Certified Trauma Provider (CTP) and a Board Certified Coach (BCC) He has served on the board of directors of the International Society of Neuroregulation and Research in a variety of positions including the president for different 3 terms. He has served on the board of directors for the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance in a variety of roles and is the current chairperson of the board.

He provides services in clinical counseling as well as sport and performance psychology consulting to individuals, families, teams and organizations through his group private practice, Sherlin Consulting Group. Therein he is trained in a wide variety of theoretical models and intervention techniques and implements evidence-based approaches based on the goals and uniqueness of the individual.

In academia, he has previously held positions of the Associate Dean of Academics, Lead Faculty for the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Ottawa University, Surprise, Arizona. He is an Adjunct Faculty at Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona. He is an Affiliated Faculty member with the School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy at Fuller Theological Seminary, Phoenix, Arizona. He is Adjunct Associate Professor at Sonoran University of Health Sciences in Tempe, Arizona and Adjunct Research Faculty at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona.

Beginning in 2000, Dr. Sherlin co-founded his first company, Nova Tech EEG, Inc., a company that continues to operate and provides training, evaluation services and equipmentsoftware for quantitative EEG analysis and imaging. In 2009 he focused his efforts in the domain of athlete and elite performance when he co-founded Neurotopia, Inc (dba SenseLabs). Neurotopia pion¬eered patented state of the art dry sensor technology and applications for measuring the electroencephalograph in a mobile platform and created psychophysiological algorithms for performance. His team assessed the brains of thousands of professional athletes, Olympians, and Fortune 500 executives to determine how they operated and how they could improve. Using this data, and leveraging the expertise of Sherlin, they designed an effective, engaging, high-performance mobile EEG experience using traditional EEG technologies named Versus and currently distributed by Neuro Management, LLC. He continues to consult to industry leading technology companies around the world.

When not pursuing academic and professional career goals, Dr. Sherlin is an amateur equestrian in the discipline of dressage with his Dutch Warmblood, Electra KF and his Gypsy Vanner, Wynn Royalty Wins (Fin). He is a hobby professional photographer (https:sherlinphotography.com & https:underwaterfocus.com). He is an instrument rated private pilot and is a PADI scuba diving instructor.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

As a mental health professional specializing in sport and performance psychology, anxiety and stress-related symptoms, and multicultural counseling, my practice is tailored to address a range of specific needs. My expertise in sport and performance psychology focuses on enhancing mental resilience and performance in all individuals including athletes and performers, addressing challenges such as performance anxiety, motivation, and focus.

In the realm of anxiety and stress management, I utilize evidence-based techniques (largely Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) to help clients understand and manage their symptoms, developing personalized strategies for coping with stress and reducing anxiety in daily life.

My commitment to multicultural counseling, with a particular focus on LGBTQIA+ issues, involves providing a safe, inclusive, and understanding space. I am dedicated to supporting individuals from diverse backgrounds and identities, addressing unique challenges they may face, and fostering an environment of acceptance and growth.

This blend of specialties enables me to offer a comprehensive approach to mental wellness, tailored to the unique needs and experiences of each individual client.

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Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adolescents and Adult populations, inclusive of all ethnicity, race, religion, gender identity and sexual orientations. Although most all clinical mental health areas are within the scope of Dr. Sherlin he has specific expertise in Anxiety and stress symptoms, Sport and Performance enhancement, and life transition challenges.

Industries & Communities Served

  • BIPOC
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Professional Sports
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Fear
  • First Responders
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Irritability
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Panic
  • Religious Issues
  • School issues
  • Spirituality
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

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