Dr. Cassidy Preston
Lead Sport & Performance Psychology Consultant
Dr. Cassidy Preston is the founder of Consistent Elite Performance and is a full-time Sport & Performance Psychology Consultant that specializes in working with elite athletes, teams, and businesses. Cassidy has an extensive background in hockey as a former OHL & USPORT player.
Cassidy hails from North Bay, Ontario where he played minor hockey. In 2003 he was drafted in the 4th Round by the St. Michael’s Majors of the OHL. He went on to play 5 seasons of OHL/Jr. A Hockey between the St. Michael’s Majors/ St. Michael’s Buzzers. In 2006 he helped the Buzzers win the OPHJL championship. Before moving to University hockey he played professional hockey with the Muskegon Fury in the IHL in 2008. He finished his career with 5 years of CIS (now USPORT) varsity hockey between York University & the University of Toronto.
The approach Cassidy takes to consulting is informed by current sport psychology research and his extensive experiences in elite sport as an athlete, consultant, and coach. By combining current research with his experiences he is able to illustrate important concepts and ideas into effective strategies for his clients to apply. Furthermore, he is dedicated to meeting the unique needs of his clients and uses an autonomy-supportive approach to ensure his clients take ownership of their mental skills.
- Ph.D., York University, Sport & Performance Psychology
- M.Sc., University of Toronto, Sport & Performance Psychology
- B.Sc., York University, School of Kinesiology and Health Science
Jimena Lopez, MA
Adam Carter, BCBA, MA
Matt Comand, MA
Dr. Meghan Harlow
Dr. Meghan Harlow is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at York University, having recently completed her PhD at York with a focus on Positive Youth Development through sport. Previously, Meghan attained her Masters in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa in their applied Consultation and Intervention in Sport Program, preceded by a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Western University.
Meghan is a former National Level gymnast, born and raised in the Toronto area. She draws from her own unique experience in sport when relating to and working with youth athletes. Through teaching invaluable mental skills, Meghan hopes to optimize youth athletes’ performance and enjoyment in sport.
Meghan is also currently a part-time professor at Humber College, teaching applied Sport Psychology.
Nicholas Santino, BSc
Nicholas Santino is a second-year Masters Candidate at York University in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science.
He grew up playing competitive hockey and learned about junior hockey through his brother that player Junior A and NCAA hockey.
His undergraduate thesis was on understanding how mindfulness relates to grit and how people can use mindfulness techniques to become more passionate and persevere through adversity. He graduated with Magna Cum Laude distinction.
Sandy Mosher, MSc
Sandy Mosher is a PhD Candidate studying at York University in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science.
Sandy’s research focuses on youth athlete development. Her current research aims at defining and measuring early specialization in young athletes. She is also involved as a research assistant helping the Academy of Student Athlete Development to better understand their athletes.
Sandy played competitive hockey and basketball before doing her undergraduate degree in Psychology. She comes from a successful sports family where her dad coached Volleyball at the Olympic, National and Varsity levels.