Meet Dr. Gibbons

Dr. Gibbons

Dr. Gibbons is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who was trained at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago.  His experience includes working within a multitude of settings including Private Practice, Hospital and Rehabilitation, Long-term care facilities, and Universities.  He works with individuals of all ages and across many different areas.  Dr. Gibbons was trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) by a leading practitioner, Dr. Art Freeman, who is a distinguished Clinician, Author and Director in the field. Dr. Gibbons developed Gibbons Performance Consulting as a resource for individuals who are seeking change and improvement in their lives.

Dr. Gibbons works with a wide range of emotional and behavioral and performance issues providing services that span from anxiety reduction, to overcoming depression, to performance enhancement.  In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, this is a highly personalized approach tailored to each client and their individual needs, to help attain the personal growth they’re striving for.

"As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist my objective is to help you reach your goals.  Oftentimes life gets in our way, and this prevents even individuals with the best intentions form reaching their full potential.  Whether you are performing on the field, court, office, or another platform, you can develop the strategies to execute at your peak and reach the goals that you set for yourself. Contrary to popular belief, Sport Psychology is not just for the athlete!  It can be extremely beneficial to all activity participants from the recreational and weekend athlete, from an Actor, to the professional".




Dr. Gibbons is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in individual, team, and sport psychology, and maintains a private practice in Orange County, California and is a Faculty member at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology .

With over 10 years experience as a Clinical Psychologist, and as a graduate of The Illinois School of Professional Psychology specializing in Cognitive-Behavioral, Existential, Positive, and Motivational Therapies, he is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients.

In addition to being a prominent cognitive/behavioral therapist, Dr. Gibbons has presented at National conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of; The mechanics of behavior change, sport psychology, mind and body balance, and mental imagery and sport imagery methods.

Dr. Gibbons is an interactive, mindfulness and behavior-focused therapist. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges.  He integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth and personal goals they are committed to accomplishing.

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Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Iowa, 1998

Masters of Arts, Clinical Psychology, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, 2004

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, 2009

Training Experience:

St. Laurence High School, Chicago, Illinois

Fox Lake Grade and High Schools , Fox Lake, Illinois

John Stroger Hospital, Cook County Chicago, Illinois- Endocrine and Pain Management Focus

Sheridan Shores Care and Rehabilitation Center, Chicago, Illinois

Little Company of Mary Hospital San Pedro California- Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury Focus

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology- Faculty Member

License & Certifications:
Dr. Gibbons is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and is Licensed to practice in California.


American Psychological Association

Applied Association of Sport Psychologists

Los Angeles County Psychological Association