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I am an avid sports fan and gamer that craves the opportunity to find ways that psychology can be applied to those areas of interest, as shown in the articles that I contribute to Mind Games. I was raised on a Super Nintendo and dominated while playing Mario Cart at an early age. Eventually I grew into other competitive games such as Halo, Call of Duty and League of Legends. Basketball was what I played through high school and I have coached the sport as well. I stay very knowledgeable on a wide variety of professional traditional sports in the United States such as the NBA and the NFL, and also on professional esports in the form of the North American LCS.

Professional Experience

Upon attaining my master’s degree in psychology from Western Michigan University and receiving a license to practice in the state of Michigan I began working at a community mental health agency where I am currently an outpatient therapist. I provide individual, couple, and group therapy for people ages 4 – 80+ who are diagnosed with any mental illness ranging from anxiety or depression to bi-polar or schizophrenia. I am able to diagnose these disorders and I am working on completing a certification in addictions counseling for people who are addicted to drugs or alcohol.

Gaming Experience

Age of Empires II
Halo 2
Halo 3
Halo 4
Call of Duty 4 through Modern Warfare 2
League of Legends (NA)
Diablo 3