Sport and Mental Performance Consultant
Onika completed her Master of Human Kinetics, with a concentration in performance intervention and consultation, at the University of Ottawa. This program prepared her to facilitate the training and development of mental skills, which her clients can then use to perform more consistently at their personal best, recover more quickly from injuries, and manage their pain more effectively. These mental skills include goal setting, focus, motivation, mindfulness, imagery, stress management, and more. She is invested in the well-being of her clients, and wants to help you get back to your best as quickly as possible.
Onika grew up in the competitive dance scene in Oakville. Her familiarity with the competitive environment inspired her mission to make a difference by supporting the wellbeing and mental health of athletes across the GTA. She has her mental health first aid certificate, and is familiar with both the mental health and performance enhancement aspects of sport and recovery.
Onika’s person-centered approach as a counselor involves a balance between discussion and application. She works collaboratively with clients to create a plan for action, and offers a structure for accountability to ensure their success. All of the skills discussed in sessions are transferrable – these are skills that can help you in sport and in life.
When Onika is not working, she enjoys time spent at the cottage floating on the lake, running the trails, or sitting around a campfire with friends… she seems to be an expert in applying the relaxation skills she teaches her clients to her own life!