Are you experiencing:
Fear or doubt that you won’t reach your goals
Frustration because you’re not performing as well as you used to
Worry about recovering from an injury and returning to your sport at pre-injury performance levels
Feeling stressed and overwhelmed by all of the expectations and pressure on you
How Sport Psychology Can Help:
We help injured athletes learn how to use their mind to enhance the recovery process, so that they can get back to their sport better, faster, and with trust in their ability to perform as the athlete they were before their injury.
We work with professional and Olympic athletes who want to strengthen their mental game so they can manage stress and pressure, overcome mental blocks, maximize their performance, and compete as one of the best of the best.
High School Athletes
We work with elite high school athletes who are wanting to build a competitive edge by strengthening their mental game. Learn how to overcome roadblocks and increase how long you can play at the top of your game.
We work with college athletes who want to develop the mental skills they need to make it to the next level, or are just wanting to reach the limit of their true potential. Learn how to manage the pressure on and off the court to maximize your performance.
We partner and consult with sports organizations to develop and implement sport psychology and mental health services, improve team dynamics, increase collaboration and commitment to a common goal, enhance team culture, and help individual athletes.
Getting Started With White House Sport Psychology Is Simple:
Click the “SCHEDULE CONSULTATION” button to fill out the New Client Appointment Form
We’ll have a brief phone consultation to discuss your needs and how our services can help you meet those needs. See our sports organization page for how we perform evaluations.
Schedule your first appointment and start learning how to use your mind to elevate your performance or team to the next level.
Organizations Dr. Tim White has worked with:
Sport Psychology & Performance Services for Elite Athletes & Teams
- Stress / Pressure
- High Expectations
- Performance Anxiety
- Fear of failure
- Afraid to make mistakes
- Pain Management
- Injury Rehabilitation
- Isolation & Loneliness due to injury
- Motivation Issues
- Fear of re-injury
- Regaining trust in your body
- Return to sport
- Regaining previous level of performance
- Concussion Recovery
- Team culture
- Team cohesion
- Team dynamics & relationships with teammates
- Athlete / Coach relationships
- Team roles & responsibilities
Dr. White is able to conduct all services at his office in Nashville, TN and is available for travel & virtual sessions based on the needs of the individual or organization’s needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
What sports do you work with?
At WHSP we work with athletes competing in ALL sports including:
- Team sports (Football, Baseball, Soccer, Basketball, Hockey, Softball, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Field Hockey, etc.)
- Individual sports (Tennis, Golf, Gymnastics, Diving, Figure Skating, Swimming, Running/CC/T&F, Triathlon, Ski/Snowboard, Mixed Martial Arts, etc.)
- Other sports (X-Games/Extreme sports, CrossFit Games, Equestrian, Climbing, Free Diving, Jockey/Horse racing, etc.)
- We also work with adaptive athletes and teams competing in more traditional sports, as well as sports specifically designed for their abilities.
Are you able to help with mental health concerns such as mood disorders, personality disorders, and others?
Yes. As a licensed psychologist, Tim is trained to work with different mental health concerns that can be formally diagnosed such as anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, PTSD, and more. In addition, We are able to help with day-to-day challenges such as family relationships, difficult coaches or teammates, overwhelming stress, and more.
How long are your sessions?
The first appointment is typically 60-75 minutes long. Follow-up appointments are usually 45-50 minutes.
The fulfillment of services with organizations may vary, and won’t necessarily follow the above structure.
How often do you typically meet with clients?
We usually meet with clients every 1-2 weeks. Every so often a client will need more frequent appointments (e.g. twice per week) or they will need to spread their appointments out over a longer period of time (e.g. once per month). We will talk about your needs and how often we should meet to care for your needs.
What does a typical session look like for an individual athlete?
We like to combine two main things in my sessions.
- 1st – Talking through your concerns and helping you develop a deeper understanding of not only what is bothering you but also why it is troubling you.
- 2nd – Teaching and practicing mental skills and strategies that you can use to help you manage stress, pressure, and high expectations in your sport as well as in everyday life.
Are you able to help an injured athlete?
Yes, in fact, the mental side of injury, surgery, and long-term rehab is a specialty of mine. We combine sports medicine with my sport psychology to help injured athletes improve their mind-body connection so that they can recover better, faster, and be more prepared to return to their sport.
How do you help an athlete “get out of their head”, reduce mental errors, and improve their performance?
We teach our clients many different mental skills and strategies they can use to help them find the optimal level of focus, attention, and energy when playing their sport. Every athlete is different and every situation is different so there isn’t a one-size fits all approach. Instead, we tailor the mental skills and strategies we teach our clients to fit their needs so that they have the tools they need to improve their performance regardless of the situation or circumstances.