Lorena Ruci | PhD | MC

I am a psychology lecturer and a mental health counselor at the Sport Medicine Clinic at Carleton University. I have a PhD in psychology from Carleton University and a Master of Arts degree in counselling psychology from the University of Ottawa. In my clinical practice, I specialize in concussion management, sport psychology, anxiety, and depression management.

My research interests span the cross disciplinary areas of self-regulation, motivation and mental health, particularly in competitive sports. For the past three years, I have coordinated and facilitated concussion support groups at Carleton University. I am a proponent of the researcher-practitioner model and I am dedicated to reducing mental health stigma and developing research-based interventions designed to improve people’s lives.

In my spare time, I train for half marathons, participate in charity volleyball tournaments with my team of 10 years, and continue to perfect my homemade yogurt skills.