Dr. Dan Pillow is the Sport and Performance Psychologist for Oakland University Athletics. His duties include the assessment and development of individual and team strategies for improving mental skills that optimize athletic success. He also provides short term counseling, focusing on life adjustment issues that are impacting a student-athlete’s performance in social, emotional, academic, and/or athletic performances. While Dr. Pillow works with athletes, teams, and coaching staffs, he also integrates his work with the unique needs of athletic trainers, team physicians, sport dietitians, strength and conditioning coaches and other support staff for integrated service provision.
Over his 35-year career, Dr. Pillow has taught at the university level, and has consulted and treated children, adolescents, and adults, for numerous mental health/life adjustment issues. He has also assisted many clients in the development of IEP/504 individual support plans.
Over the past decade, Dr. Pillow has dedicated himself to learning and mastering the required proficiencies for Sport Psychologists. In this pursuit, his expertise and proficiencies have developed through his many sport-specific, clinical/educational experiences, attendance at numerous sport science workshop/training programs, and through many hours of private consultations with leading Sport Psychologists throughout the country.
Dr. Pillow is a Licensed Psychologist who received his Doctorate degree in 1993 in Clinical Psychology from the University of Detroit Mercy. He has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Michigan State University, along with Masters and Specialist degrees in School Psychology from the UDM.
Dr. Pillow is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), Michigan Psychological Association (MPA), Society for Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology (Division 47, APA), and the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). Dr. Pillow is currently pursuing certification status through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.