Dr. Jay T. Wiles
Clinical Health Psychologist
Nutritional Psychology Consultant
Doctor of Clinical Psychology-Regent University
(Specialty: Health Psychology)
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology-Regent University
Master of Arts in Counseling-Columbia International University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology-North Greenville University
Dr. Jay Wiles is an international speaker, scientist, clinician, and subject-matter expert and authority on the interconnection between the human stress response and health performance/optimization. Dr. Wiles is a clinical health and performance psychologist with board certification in heart rate variability biofeedback and peripheral biofeedback and works as a leading consultant in psychophysiology to health influencers, professional athletes and teams, executives, and high performers.
He has pioneered new and innovative means of using heart rate variability (HRV) and respiratory training as both diagnostic indicators of the dynamic nature of the human stress response, alongside therapeutic tools for regulating and conditioning this response for peak human performance. His consulting firm, Thrive Wellness and Performance, has held contracts with leading biotechnology and health technology organizations where he has engaged in research, development of therapeutics, and development of behavioral retention programs.
He has specialized training in health behavior coaching, health assessment, nutritional interventions for mental and physical health, Motivational Interviewing, applied psychophysiology, and consultation. Dr. Wiles works as a consultant for companies/organizations, practitioners, and individual patients on nutritional psychology, health behavior change, applied psychophysiology, and health promotion/disease prevention via complementary and integrative practices. He is also Board Certified in Tai Chi for Rehabilitation.
Dr. Wiles has experience in developing and enhancing health behavior programs for patients with diabetes, chronic pain, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and tobacco cessation. He was responsible for the inception of the Nutrition Clinic in the Veteran's Integrative Pain Center at McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, VA. This center is a self-management, non-opioid prescribing clinic for veterans with chronic pain looking for alternative means to pain reduction. Services at this clinic included acupuncture, biofeedback, anti-inflammatory eating, mindfulness meditation, CBT-CP, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Yoga, and more. The Nutrition Clinic was developed as a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to pain management via tailored nutrition plans that are prescribed to each individual patient based on needs and assessment of dietary history. Operating from an ancestral approach, nutritional approaches prescribed included Ketogenic, Paleo, Anti-inflammatory, and Elimination/Reintegration lifestyle changes.
Dr. Wiles is passionate about education and consultation with patients and organizations in an effort to increase health outcomes through focusing on prevention and well-being, as opposed to disease and symptom mitigation.