My Approach to Helping
Each individual is unique. One-size-fits-all approaches will never help you reach full potential. 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 navigate and move toward a healthier and happier version of you.. I am trained in a wide variety of theoretical models and intervention techniques to help facilitate your best version of yourself.
I specialize in helping people identify the thoughts, emotions and behaviors that keep them from living to their fullest. I implement evidence based approaches based on the goals and uniqueness of the individual. I implement mindfulness, sport & performance mental skills, neurofeedback, expressive arts and equine assisted learning.
You don\'t have to feel the same tomorrow as you do today. There are many ways in which less than ideal patterns can be changed. Find a path to a better you, together we can find the right approach to fit you. No matter your age, background or history - there\'s opportunity for a better you!
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Leslie Sherlin, PhD is a licensed associate counselor and sport & performance psychology consultant to dozens of athletes, teams and individuals. Dr. Sherlin has worked as the Associate Dean of Academics, Lead Faculty for the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Ottawa University, Surprise, Arizona. He is Senior Doctoral Adjunct Dissertation Chair and Faculty at Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona. He is Adjunct Associate Professor at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona and Adjunct Research Faculty at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona. He 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 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). Most recently he is engaging a Master of Arts in Photography (2021).
In addition to his academic positions, Dr. Sherlin is one of the world’s leading experts on the neuroscience of high performance. He is 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 and professional teams in multiple sports in many countries. He has collaborated in sport psychology with individual athletes ranging from the developing prospect to dozens of Olympic medalists and professional athletes across nearly every sport. 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, Bicycling and more.
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 pioneered 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.
Dr. Sherlin continues to provide services in clinical counseling and sport and performance psychology consulting to individuals and teams through his private practice. He is licensed in the state of Arizona as a counselor. He is listed in the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry. He has been a Certified Mental Performance Consultant by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, certified by the International Board of Quantitative Electrophysiology, certified at the Diplomat level in quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG) and is BCIA Board Certified both in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback. He is certified in equine assisted learning and therapy by the Equine Assisted Learning and Growth.
He has served on the board of directors for the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research, the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance and the International Board of Quantitative Electrophysiology in a number of elected positions including the presidentchairman.