"The Brain Always Wins.”
— John Sullivan and Chris Parker
Dr. Pillow is a Clinical and Sport Psychologist. He has worked as an Adjunct faculty member at Oakland University, and School Psychologist during early years of his career. He completed his undergraduate degree at Michigan State University before earning his clinical Doctorate degree in 1993 from the University of Detroit-Mercy. He has been in private practice throughout his entire career.
Dr. Pillow has always held a passion for sport and other performance related activities (i.e. musical, theatre, dance, forensics) and its impact on one’s life skills, social development, and sense of well-being. In his youth Dr. Pillow participated in football, wrestling, and track and also competed in wrestling and judo during college. He also coached wrestling at the high school level.
Dr. Pillow has dedicated himself to learning and mastering the required proficiencies for Sport Psychology. In this pursuit, expertise and skills have been obtained through many sport-specific, clinical/educational experiences, and numerous sport science workshop/training programs. He has been accepted as a member of The Big Sky Clinical Sport Psychology group, which is specific to sport consultants who provide psychological health care for NCAA I/II/III collegiate athletic settings, professional teams and/or elite/Olympic athletic programs. Dr. Pillow has also obtained numerous hours of private supervision/consultations with many of the leading Sport Psychologists throughout the country.
Professional memberships include: American Psychological Association (APA), Michigan Psychological Association (MPA), Society for Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology (Division 47, APA), Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). and the International Association for Sport Psychology (ISSP).