"When we understand the privilege of what it means to be an athlete, we are in touch with, and rejoice in, our physical, mental, and emotional strengths and our endless possibilities."

Gloria Averbuch


Your constant energy, enthusiasm, cheerfulness, and optimism is truly amazing. The self-confidence that you portray in the girls will benefit them for their whole lives. I'm convinced every student of yours must become a better person just knowing you and having contact with you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Antje Dueck, parent
Stoney Brook Dance Co.

Mental Performance Consultants

Anna Abraham Anna Abraham, MA, MHK, RP

As a Registered Psychotherapist (College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario) with a person-centered, strength-based approach, Anna has the rewarding opportunity of supporting clients through a variety of issues related to mental well-being. With a passion for tackling mental health in sport, she holds both a Master of Arts in Counselling and Spirituality (individual counselling) and a Master of Human Kinetics in Intervention and Consultation (health and performance psychology). She is currently the Mental Performance Coach for the University of Ottawa Women's Basketball Team and the Educator of Performance Psychology at The School of Dance. She also volunteers with the Children's Aid Society of Ottawa. Born and raised in the nation's capital, she earned her Bachelor of Arts, Honours with Specialization in Psychology and a Minor in service social (french immersion) from the University of Ottawa. Anna spent several years as the Defensive Captain and eventually a Defensive Coach with the school's Women's Flag Football Team. She previously worked as a youth addictions counsellor, afterschool program team lead, Ontario Early Years Centre family resource worker and summer camp coordinator. As a life-long athlete who achieved her black belt in tae kwon do and endured several recoveries from sports-related injuries, she can personally attest to the immense value of mental skills and wellness towards athletic performance. Anna is excited to be a part of the Elysian Insight consulting team and sees clients at their office and on-site at the Canadian International Hockey Academy.

Cassie Seguin Cassie Seguin, MHK Candidate, CSPA Student Member

As a current graduate student completing her Master of Human Kinetics degree in Intervention and Consultation at the University of Ottawa, Cassie carries a love for sport and exercise. Presently in the process of conducting her internship, Cassie is working with the Sensplex Hockey Programs, Ztending Goalie School, World Financial Group, M&L Supply, and a variety of athletes competing in martial arts, golf, and hockey. During her undergraduate degree, she studied Molecular Biology and Neuroscience at Princeton University, and earned a Bachelor of Arts, Honours with Specialization in Psychology degree from the University of Ottawa. Cassie is also a hockey coach working with a number of goaltenders in the Ottawa area, including goalies with the Nepean Jr. Wildcats. She also played the game, representing Team Canada at the 2009 Women’s World Under-18 Championships, as well as winning National Championships with Team Ontario, and playing for the Princeton University Tigers and the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees. Her athletic experience has taught her the importance of applying mental skills to performance and life, and she is excited about sharing that knowledge with the individuals and teams with whom she works. Cassie is grateful for the opportunity to be joining Elysian Insight’s consulting team, and is excited share her passion with others.