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  • Founder of HeadsUpGuys
  • 20+ years of experience as a psychotherapist and researcher in men’s mental health and male suicide
  • Over 250 scientific publications

Professor and Director 

  • Dr Ogrodniczuk is a Professor of Psychiatry at The University of British Columbia (UBC) and Director of the UBC Psychotherapy Program.
  • In his role as Director, Dr. Ogrodniczuk oversees the operations of North America’s second largest medically based psychotherapy training program.

Leading Researcher

  • Dr. Ogrodniczuk’s research has been supported by various provincial and national funding bodies, and has led to more than 250 scientific publications  (links to publications below). 

Expert Consultant

  • Dr. Ogrodniczuk conults with a wide variety of organizations in the workplace, provides leadership coaching, and serves as a high performance consultant for athletes. Dr. Ogrodniczuk is available for consultation to help men develop strategies for healthy living and recovery through his therapy practice, Optimum Consulting.


Dr. Ogrodniczuk regularly provides interviews concerning men’s mental health. Below are a few examples:


  • For a full list of Dr. Ogrodniczuk’s over 250 scientific publications, please visit his pages on ResearchGate and Google Scholar.

Posts By Dr. John Ogrodniczuk

How to Know if Therapy is Working

Published June 02, 2021

Questions to ask yourself, so you can better assess if therapy is working for you and make sure you are heading down the right path.

13 Tips to Help Men Make the Most of Therapy

Published June 02, 2021

Therapy can be truly transformative, but it’s important to know how to approach it in order to maximize its potential. Here are some tips for men.

Why Go To Therapy?

Published June 02, 2021

More and more men are seeking therapy for stress or depression - realizing and utilizing it's potential to help improve their lives.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Men’s Mental Health

Published March 21, 2021

Study led by, Dr. John Ogrodniczuk - the founder of HeadsUpGuys, explores the impact of COVID-19 on Canadian men.

Immediate Action Needed to Prevent Male Suicides During COVID-19 Crisis

Published May 20, 2020

We have before us a chance to possibly mitigate men’s suicide risk during COVID-19 by acting early and letting people know about helpful resources.