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Dr. Chris DeWolfe, Psych (Cand. Reg.) (he/him)


Virtual Services Exclusively


Clinical Expertise

Dr. DeWolfe works with adolescent (ages 12+ years) and adult athletes (ages 18+ years) for sport and performance consultation and mental skills training. He also works with adolescents and adults experiencing: anxiety disorders (social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, phobias); eating disorders (bulimia, anorexia, binge eating disorder, food avoidances and difficulties); body image issuesobsessive-compulsive disorder; and depression; as well as other psychological conditions and concerns (e.g., emotional difficulties, procrastination, low self-esteem). 

Education, Clinical Training & Experience

  • Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Clinical Psychology, Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS)

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), First Class Honours (Psychology), University of New Brunswick (Fredericton, NB)

  • Master’s of Science (MSc) in Sport and Exercise Science, University of New Brunswick (Fredericton, NB)

  • Bachelor of Kinesiology with Honours in Psychology (BKIH), University Scholar, Acadia University (Wolfville, NS)

  • Clinical training completed at: Coastal Psychology; Community Mental Health and Addictions; Erica Baker Psychological Services; Dalhousie University Student Health and Wellness, and Canadian Sport Institute Atlantic

  • Residency completed at Nova Scotia Health (Halifax, NS)

  • Certified Mental Performance Consultant® 


Current Activities & Memberships

  • Psychologist, Candidate Register (#C10942), Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology

  • Member, Canadian Psychological Association

  • Member, Canadian Sport Psychology Association

Selected Publications

  • DeWolfe, C. E. J., Galbraith, M. K., Smith, M. M., Watt, M. C., Olthuis, J. V., Sherry, S. B., & Stewart, S. H. (2023). Anxiety sensitivity and physical activity are inversely related: A meta-analytic review. Mental Health and Physical Activity, 25.

  • DeWolfe, C. E. J., & Dithurbide, L. (2022). Beware of the blues: Wellbeing of coaches and support staff throughout the Olympic Games. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 17, 1243-1257.

  • Olthuis, J. V., Watt, M. C., DeWolfe, C. E. J., Connell, E., Wright, E., & Sevigny, L. (2020). Learn to run for anxiety sensitivity: A short-term, accessible physical exercise intervention for women. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 28, 151-160.

  • DeWolfe, C. E. J., Scott, D., & Seaman, K. A. (2020). Embrace the challenge: Acknowledging a challenge following negative self-talk improves performance. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 33, 527-540.

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