CSPA Professional Members: Manitoba

Lindsay Berard, PhD Candidate

Mental Performance Consultant

Professional Affiliations: Sport & Clinical Psychology Consultant, Private Practice

Biography:  Lindsay is a sport psychology and mental performance consultant, and a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology. Through her extensive background working in hospital, community, and private practice settings, she is trained to assess and treat performance and mental health issues including anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, difficult life transitions, self-development and burnout. 


Lindsay offers a holistic approach when working with athletes, helping them become well-rounded and mentally strong. She has experience and works with athletes across all levels of performance and age-groups. During individual sessions, Lindsay incorporates techniques to help athletes develop a sense of who they are, helping to identify and amplify their strengths and directing focus onto the areas that they struggle with. Through feedback and support, athletes are provided with the opportunity to apply and practice skills to develop into the athlete and individual they want to be. 


Lindsay is also recognized as a strong speaker and workshop developer, and is called upon to offer workshops related to mental health, team collaboration, sport performance, leadership, and wellness/ self-care. Workshops offer a fun, interactive approach, based in conversation for individual and team insight and growth.

Additional training/certifications/workshops: Trained in various evidence-based psychological treatments including: cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based CBT, cognitive processing therapy (CPT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), emotion focused and interpersonal treatment.

Language(s): English

location. Winnipeg, MB

email. passionandinsight@outlook.com

Scott Erickson, MEd

Mental Performance Consultant

Professional Affiliations: Owner, Scott Erickson Performance Consultant; Authorized Provider, Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba; Professional Member, Canadian Sport Psychology Association; Certified Member, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

Biography: Scott has a particular interest in how our sense of our own identity as an athlete/performer affects performance, and has some unique ways of helping people connect with a sense of identity that fits best with their goals. His consulting clients include high-performance athletes, business leaders and performing artists. He also provides psychotherapy for families and children. He speaks on topics from sport and workplace performance to the importance of laughter and play. Scott was awarded the Jim Henderson Dedicated Service Award in Health and Performance Psychology in 2012.

Language(s): English

location. Winnipeg, MB

email. scottmerickson@gmail.com

phone. 204-783-6820

twitter. @yourmentaledge

facebook. facebook.com/Scott-Erickson-Performance-Consulting

Adrienne Leslie-Toogood, PhD

Registered Psychologist

Professional Affiliations: Owner, Toogood Consulting; Director of Sport Psychology, Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba; Adjunct Professor, University of Manitoba

Biography: Dr. Adrienne Leslie-Toogood has a rare combination of both clinical and sport psychology training. She is able to work with athletes to both enhance performance and manage mental wellness as they pursue elite sport. Dr. Leslie-Toogood has extensive experience working with athletes in both Canada and the United States at all levels of performance, she has attended almost every multi-sport games from the Canada Games to the Olympics and Paralympics, and has travelled extensively with a wide range of teams. She works with several national team programs including Golf Canada and Hockey Canada. She is currently the Chair of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association and an active member of several other professional associations. Dr. Leslie-Toogood believes in empowering people to manage their humanity so they are able to maximize their human potential. She works hard to ensure that athletes are able to fully enjoy their entire sport experience (the highs and lows) and that they are continually learning and growing both as a person and athlete. Her personal mission statement is “passion, commitment and intensity unleash a new freedom of an energetic, balanced and holistic person who is healthy for life”.


Additional training/certifications/workshops: Works with Bio- & Neuro-Feedback

Language(s): English

location. Winnipeg, MB

email. adrienne@drtoogood.com

website. drtoogood.com

twitter. @_drtoogood

Jacqueline Rano, MSc

Mental Performance Consultant

Professional Affiliations: Medical Student, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Medical University of Bahrain)

Biography: Jacqueline began her passion for sports at an early age, competing as a swimmer with the Manta Swim Club in Winnipeg for 10 years. She later coached swimming for 4 years following retirement as a swimmer. Jacqueline studied Psychology at the University of Manitoba to obtain a Bachelor of Arts, Honours degree in 2012. Jacqueline completed her masters degree in Sport Sciences (Sport Psychology) at Lund University in the south of Sweden in 2015. She completed her Masters thesis research on the effects of acute psychological stress on performance and associations between salivary cortisol and testosterone and lactate among elite male swimmers in Sweden. She completed a 4 month Sport Psychology internship in the summer and fall of 2014 with the Canadian Sport Centre (CSC-Manitoba) under the supervision of Dr. Adrienne Leslie-Toogood. During this internship she worked independently with the University of Manitoba Bisons Hockey and Bisons Golf Men’s teams and implemented the methods of Biofeedback technology. Jacqueline is currently fulfilling a degree in Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, RCSI (Medical University of Bahrain) and works as a mental performance consultant part time in the Kingdom of Bahrain and in Winnipeg, Canada during the spring and summer months.

Additional training/certifications/workshops: Sport Psychology Intensive Course 2014 (in coordination with CONI, National Italian Olympic Committee) - Rome, Italy. Sport Psychology Internship, Canadian Sport Centre (Manitoba) 2014. CSCM IMPACT Camps - introduces athletes from rural Manitoba communities to professional Sport Science training.

Language(s): English

location. Winnipeg, MB

email. jacqueline.rano@gmail.com

phone. 973 3344-7140

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