Meet Dr. DenBoer

Dr. John DenBoer is a Clinical Neuropsychologist/Sports Psychologist Dr. John DenBoerspecializing in sports-related concussion and dementia. He received his internship training at VA Boston Healthcare System (Boston University School of Medicine/Harvard University) and received his postdoctoral training at Barrow Neurological Institute. He has published extensively in the area of Clinical Neuropsychology and has been an expert speaker at many local, national, and international conferences.

In addition to his neuropsychology activities, he maintains an active sports psychology practice, were he helps athletes improve performance. He is the current Sports Psychology/Neuropsychology consultant for many local and national organizations, including the Banner Concussion Center, Arizona State University, and The United States Tennis Association. Although he specializes in working with tennis players (, he conducts a unique blend of sports psychology and neuropsychology (e.g., neurocognitive testing for athletes, brain priming) with all athletes. He conducts a variety of consultation with Division I Universities, including many national Division I athletic programs. Locally, he currently provides sports psychology and neuropsychology consultation to Arizona State University.

He is on the Board of many organizations, including Arizona Motorcycle Safety Administration, The Salvation Army, United States Tennis Association (USTA) (Southwest), Phoenix Matchpoint, United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) (Southwest), and the Arizona Brain Injury Alliance. Dr. DenBoer splits time between Phoenix, AZ and Los Angeles, CA. He currently lives with his fiancé and two golden retrievers (Oliver and Tucker) and four Koi fish (Tommy, Vince, Rosko, and Zane).


Dr. DenBoer specializes in psychological and neuropsychological consultation. He currently sees clients in his Scottsdale (Phoenix, AZ) office, although is available to meet with clients on site as needed.

His current rates are as follows (all rates per hour):

In-Office Consultation: $250 per hour

Out-of-Office Consultation: $300 (plus travel time)

Legal Rates: $500 per hour

Free Initial Phone Consultations are also available.

Please contact Dr. DenBoer at 480-993-3879 – fax: 855-752-4482 to arrange a free consultation.

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Vision Statement (personal):

My vision is to be an honest, dynamic, and authentic presence in the lives of others.  I aim to have a positive impact on my patients and a solid reputation as a thought leader within the scientific and medical communities.  My mission is to use my professional skills and God-given talents to be a light for those in darkness, while retaining and promoting personal and family wellness and growth.  I am true to myself as I change.

Mission Statement (professional):

My mission is to be a dynamic and innovative thought leader in the areas of sports psychology and neuropsychology (concussion and dementia).  I do this by offering scientifically-driven interventions aimed at improving clinical conditions and ultimately contributing to an overall progression of improvement in my clients lives. I differentiate myself through authenticity, transparency, and kindness.  I incorporate and align myself with my personal and family values in my work.

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5111 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 105 Scottsdale, AZ 85250

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    Similarly, the program does not offer a cure for dementia and is not meant to help prevent and/or lessen the extent of cognitive and/or functional symptoms of MCI/early stage dementia by itself.


    These claims have not been evaluated by the FDA and results may vary between individuals.


    It is recommended that you contact your physician if you think you may have any symptoms of dementia and/or Alzheimer’s disease.

    Claims made regarding the efficacy of the SMART program is based upon on the peer-reviewed, published research of Dr. John Den Boer. This research (as well as external research concerning the SMART program) is on-going and, hence, any claims re: the efficacy of the SMART program will be updated dynamically in accordance with research findings.

    Dr. DenBoer and SMART Brain Aging Inc. greatly welcomes research collaboration/external research validation and greatly welcomes joint research efforts and/or the sharing of data sets.