Our Sport Performance team consists of Sport Psychologists and clinicians who are licensed in multiple states.
Paul Groenewal, PsyD
Dr. Paul Groenewal is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Sport Psychologist. He completed a Masters and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. His clients include teams wanting to increase cohesion and creating an environment that promotes high performance. Dr. Groenewal assists individual performers in understanding their personal psychology and developing strategies that lead to elite performances. He is the Sport Psychologist for the Brooklyn Nets, where his job is to educate on, develop and implement high performance strategies for elite athletes. He also works with the Nets Gaming Crew and serves as a clinical consultant to the NY Jets. In the past, he worked with the NY Liberty by providing strategies to optimize player performance. Dr. Groenewal is the co-owner of a group psychology practice called Inspire Wellness. His group includes more than 25 clinicians and 3 locations in northern New Jersey. He has worked with athletes at many levels and in various sports.
Lyndsay Pace, LSW
Lyndsay is a Licensed Social Worker who holds a Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University. She received a Bachelor's degree from Mount Saint Mary College, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Human Services. Lyndsay competed as a Varsity athlete at Cranford High School in basketball, soccer, and track. She pursued her athletic career as a basketball player on the Mount Saint Mary’s women's basketball team. Before joining Inspire Wellness, Lyndsay trained at schools, community-based services, and a hospital. Currently, she works with children, adolescents, and athletes on clinical issues, including anxiety, depression, and mood disorders.
Lindsey Scarmozzino, LAC, NCC
Lindsey is a Licensed Associate Counselor and National Certified Counselor. She received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, NJ. Lindsey specializes in working with individuals and teams at the high school, collegiate and professional levels by providing mental skills to aid clients in reaching their optimal performance. In addition to mental performance, Lindsey treats clients with psychological disorders across the spectrum including but not limited to anxiety, depression, personality, and adjustment. In her work, Lindsey develops individualized treatment plans dependent on the specific needs of her clients. In addition to her work with us here at Inspire Wellness, Lindsey has over 5 years of experience coaching soccer at the collegiate and academy levels where she is currently an assistant coach at Fairleigh Dickinson University and over 6 years of experience in the fitness industry.
BJ Durham, PhD Candidate
BJ is a National Certified Counselor pursuing his Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education at North Carolina State University. He received a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Waynesburg University, where he also completed his Bachelor’s degree majoring in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. BJ previously worked as a mental health counselor and substance use counselor at Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services in Washington, PA. Currently, he specializes in working with youth, collegiate, and young adult clients, providing them with techniques and approaches to enhance all aspects of life and live holistically well. He also focuses on identity salience amongst athletes and utilizing mindfulness techniques to improve athletic performance. BJ is also a former collegiate basketball player from Waynesburg University.
Jeffrey A. Barrett, M.D., CASAC-T
Dr. Barrett is part of the Brooklyn Nets consulting team. He is a graduate of Columbia College, Dartmouth Medical School, and Harvard’s Health Professions Program, specializes in behavioral health, addiction, and total wellness coaching. He has experience working with professional athletes providing supportive and mental health coaching. Dr. Barrett was born in Jamaica and is interested in how culture and ethnicity shape decision, leadership development, and organizational performance. He enjoys connecting with his clients and describes himself as a compassionate listening for healing and transformation. Dr. Barrett is exquisitely sensitive to issues of racial equality, diversity, inclusion, and tolerance in the workplace.