Mental Performance Coach
Dr. Pinel is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (BC Association of Clinical Counsellors), has a Ph.D. in Sport Psychology (University of Otago, NZ), a M.A. in Sport Psychology (University of Alberta), a B.A. Honours in Kinesiology (University of Victoria), and is a professional member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association.
Dr. Pinel’s areas of expertise include health and injury management, career and workplace concerns, stress management, return to function / work / performance, sleep management, dealing with change and transition to daily living and active lifestyles due to health or injury issues, and mental performance enhancement for sport / recreation / active living / work. In relation to sport performance enhancement, Dr. Pinel has worked in high-performance sport with elite athletes and teams at all levels, including professional, Olympic & Paralympic, National, Provincial, and local. He has been a member of Team Canada at the Olympics, Paralympics, Pan American Games, Commonwealth Games, and other major international sporting events.
Away from work, Dr. Pinel enjoys family time and outdoor activities like x-country skiing and hiking, playing and coaching hockey, and traveling.