DTC Mental Skills Team
Carrie Cheadle, MA, CC-AASP
DTC Mental Skills Coach
Carrie Cheadle lives in Northern California and is a Mental Skills Coach and Certified Consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (CC-AASP). She is also author of the book “On Top of Your Game: Mental Skills to Maximize Your Athletic Performance.” Carrie is one of the foremost experts specializing in Mental Skills Training for athletes and exercisers with Type 1 diabetes. Throughout her career she has dedicated herself to helping athletes of all ages and abilities perform to their potential. She has worked with high school and collegiate athletes as well as elite and professional athletes competing at national and international levels.
A popular source for media, Carrie has been interviewed for publications such as Men’s Fitness, Women’s Health, Outside Magazine, Runner’s World, Bicycling Magazine, and Huffington Post. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Sonoma State University, California and her master’s degree in sport psychology at John. F. Kennedy University, California where she now serves as adjunct faculty teaching graduate classes for the Sport Psychology program.
Carrie is energetic, fun, has a great sense of humor, and employs a real-life approach to working on the mental aspects of sport and performance with the people she works with. Carrie has her own personal commitment to life-long fitness and when she isn’t working with athletes, you might find her running a trail or hitting the slopes on her snowboard.
Kristi Paguio, LMSW
DTC Medical Team
Kristi Paguio, LMSW, is a psychotherapist specializing in mental health and endocrinology. She received her Masters degree in Clinical Social Work from Michigan State University in 2002. Kristi earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Liberty University in 1997. Kristi has been working in the field of diabetes since 2007 and has had the privilege of working with people across the lifespan who are impacted by diabetes. Kristi works in Grand Rapids, Michigan where she has been developing and pioneering behavioral health services within the adult diabetes/endocrinology service line since 2013. Kristi is also fluent in Spanish and values coordinated interdisciplinary care that is culturally competent and compassionate to diverse populations.
Kristi was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2000 and has had an interest in the mental and emotional aspects of diabetes since that time. Kristi has been a camper twice at DTC and found each camp to be a life-changing experience both personally and professionally. Kristi is passionate about empowering those living with diabetes to live their fullest life possible, and enjoys building on the strengths of those she works with. Kristi incorporates enthusiasm and a great sense of humor, as she employs a real-life, practical approach to optimizing life with diabetes.