Dr. Gardner's Background and Experience
Dr. Doug Gardner is the founder of ThinkSport Consulting Services, an
Applied Sport Psychology Consulting Firm with locations in Southern
and Northern California.
ThinkSport provides educational workshops and individual mental training
services for athletes, coaches, teams and high-level performers in
Dr. Doug Gardner is a specialist in the areas related to athletic
development, performance enhancement and athletic transition.
In his private practice, Dr. Gardner consults with elite-level performers in a
variety of professional and amateur sports, in addition to sport
organizations and businesses outside of the sporting realm.
Dr. Gardner spent six years working as the Sport Psychology Consultant for
the Boston Red Sox (1998-2003). In addition to his continuing work in
professional baseball, Dr. Gardner has consulted with the Green Bay
Packers and completed internships with the Cleveland Indians and at Penn
Currently, Dr. Gardner provides Sport Psychology Services for the following
teams/programs in the Bay Area:
Cal Berkeley Softball The Pitching Center
Campolindo High School Baseball EJ Sports
Acalanes High School Football Nor Cal Baseball
Golden Era Baseball Gamespeed
Dr. Gardner received his Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) from Boston
University in 1998 and is a recognized Certified Consultant (CC #143)
through the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology
(AAASP). Dr. Gardner is also a member of the United States Olympic
Committee’s Sport Psychology Registry.
Currently, Dr. Gardner, his wife Samantha and their two children reside
in Lafayette, California.