Sport Psychology | Nashville, TN

Master your mind,

master your game

At White House Sport Psychology, we equip athletes throughout the greater Nashville metro area with the mental tools needed to optimize performance and maximize success.

Reduce overthinking

Improve Focus

Relieve Stress

Sport psychology isn’t just therapy with athletes.

Our team understands that athletic success extends far beyond physical skills and abilities; it requires mental resilience, focus, and adaptability. Though mental healthcare is a healthy practice we encourage, working with a sport psychologist includes much more than that.

Here, we know that it’s about more than just upping your mental game—it’s about opening a whole new set of tools you can use to raise your game to the next level—whether that’s earning all-pro honors or simply breaking into the starting lineup at your school. That is why we help athletes develop the resilience they need to successfully manage things like nerves, pressure, and high expectations.

Sport psychology is often the missing key to unlocking peak performance. We are here to help you find that key and build a mindset that moves you toward your full potential.

Backed by science and research

Boosting your mental game starts with methods that are backed by science. That’s why we implement techniques proven by research to improve your performance and overall well-being.

Here when you need us

Life as an athlete can be hectic. Whether it’s face-to-face appointments, virtual check-ins, or tips on the go, working with our sport psychology team gives you the support you need within your busy schedule.

Protecting your privacy

Your privacy matters. This is your journey, and our team prioritizes your confidentiality so you can embrace the process without any additional worries.

Results you can trust

With over 30 years of combined experience, our team has the expertise needed to help you optimize your performance and maximize your results.

Unlike any other sports psych

“The staff at White House Sport Psychology is exceptional. They have that rare combination of understanding the athlete perspective AND having the expertise to work on both sports performance and mental health. Athletes love them because they have a special ability to be relatable and make the mental skills and strategies they teach easy to understand and actionable. Any athlete looking to optimize their performance and mental well-being would be lucky to work with White House Sport Psychology.” — CV, Former D1 Soccer Player

PS – privacy is of utmost importance to us so all testimonials are anonymous to protect our current clients

We’ve worked with athletes and teams from:

Based in Brentwood, TN

Serving athletes across the country

Professional athletes

Refine your mental game, overcome obstacles, and gain the skills you need for a long-lasting professional career.

Maximize Your Career →

College athletes

Manage stress, enhance your mindset, optimize performance, and succeed in and out of sport.

Elevate Your Mindset →

High school athletes

Whether you’re an athlete or the parent of an athlete, we’ll help develop the mental skills and mindset needed to thrive in both sports and academics.

Start Your Journey →

Injured athletes

Get the support you need to overcome fear of reinjury, trust your body again, and return to your sport ready to compete.

Experience a More Complete Recovery →

Sports teams and organizations

Foster cohesion, resilience, and excellence within your team with our workshops, group sessions, and leadership training.

Invest in Your Team →

Any of these sound familiar?

Struggling with inconsistency in practice vs competition

Freezing up or breaking down during high-pressure situations

Feeling stuck in a performance slump and can't find a way to break through

Struggling to balance the demands of sports with other areas of life

Experiencing burnout or fatigue due to the demands of training

Fear of reinjury or concerns about coming back for injury

Lack of motivation or desire to keep playing

Experiencing little enjoyment or fulfillment in your sport

Worried about mental health concerns like anxiety, depression, etc.

Questions about ADHD testing and diagnosis

Poor team dynamics or difficult relationships

That (and more) is exactly what we’re here to help with.

Tim White headshot

A knee injury that changed everything

Before founding White House Sport Psychology, Tim White worked as an athletic trainer. During this time, he was increasingly drawn to the realm of sport psychology and the significant impact it has on athletes’ performance and well-being.

This realization was solidified when he worked with an All-American volleyball player who had just undergone knee surgery. During her rehab, they dove into the mental aspects of her recovery, utilizing specific sport psychology techniques to control pain, induce relaxation, and optimize muscle contraction.

The results were astounding—not only did she reduce her healing time by 3 months, but she was also able to navigate the process with a sense of trust and belief instead of worrying about questions like, “will I ever be the same player I was?”.

Her recovery led to a personal revelation—realizing her journey was not about returning to her former self but rather about becoming a stronger, more resilient, and more complete athlete.

This experience ignited a passion within Tim to share the value of sport psychology with athletes across the country. Today, the team at White House Sport Psychology empowers athletes like you to not just perform better, but to have the same sort of transformation that this athlete had—a transformation that will help you thrive in every aspect of your athletic journey.

Shift from doubt to dominance

Schedule a consultation

During our initial meeting, we’ll discuss your goals, challenges, and aspirations as an athlete so we can develop a personalized plan tailored to your needs.

Get to work

With your goals established, we’ll begin implementing customized strategies and support to enhance your performance and well-being.

Elevate your game

Together, we’ll strengthen your mental game so you can compete at the highest level.

We have been where you are.

Our team of professionals uses these experiences to help you get where you are trying to go.

We are more than former athletes.

We use our graduate level education, degrees, certifications, and ongoing training to give you the tailored experience you need and deserve.

We know and understand athletic culture because we have lived it.

Our team has been an integral part of teams that clinched national championships, bringing firsthand experience of what it takes to excel at the highest level.

Your life includes more than sports and that is why our expertise doesn’t end at sports.

Our staff is trained to support athletes recovering from injuries, managing personal issues and everyday stress, working through mental health diagnoses, needing ADHD testing, and more.

Your goals become our goals.

We use the latest research, techniques, and interventions to help you care for the WHOLE athlete, not just one part.

Athletes like you are playing smarter

(not just harder)

A newfound calm for a college QB

“Michael” was a college football player who dreamed of playing at the next level. As a young starter, he experienced the highs of victory and the lows of defeat—a roller coaster ride that tested his resilience. Despite his physical capabilities, rough games left him questioning his abilities and his readiness for the challenges ahead.

Together, we uncovered the root of his challenges—not in the X’s and O’s of the game, but in the strength of his mindset. We got to work and Michael developed the mental tools he needed to accept the challenges he faced, let go of mistakes, stay grounded, and focus on the next play.

Armed with new mental strategies and techniques, he returned the following season with a newfound sense of calm. No longer weighed down by the burden of needing to be perfect, he made split-second decisions with ease and embraced each game as an opportunity to not only lead his team, but also prove he had the skill set needed to compete as a professional athlete.

A new mindset paves the way for a pro-ball contract

“Xavier” was a talented men’s basketball player who rarely received the recognition he deserved. But despite his performance and observable success, he often struggled on the inside, wondering if he’d ever reach his goal of playing professionally.

When he came to us, we explored the different layers of his struggles and uncovered the impact they had on his mindset and overall game. With a deeper understanding of his mind and several new techniques designed to enhance his focus and concentration, he was able to let go of distracting thoughts and emotions—thus maximizing his performance on the court.

Transforming his mindset and mental resilience led to a successful tryout and paved the way to a life-changing pro basketball contract.

Note: Names in the stories above have been changed to protect the privacy of our clients.

Train your brain, dominate the game

Sports Performance

From managing stress to quieting the noise of pressure and high expectations, our expert sport psychology team is here to guide you from start to finish. Don’t let distractions, mental blocks, perfectionism, or overthinking derail your game—let us help you harness the power of your mind to achieve peak performance in sports and beyond. Train your brain to be your greatest ally, not another one of your competitors.

Overcoming Injury

You deserve a recovery process that is full and complete—one that leads you to be BOTH physically ready AND mentally ready to compete again. Together, we’ll tackle the mental challenges that come with injuries like maintaining your sense of purpose and motivation, overcoming fear of re-injury and regaining trust in your body, staying connected to the team and minimize isolation, and learning how to use the adversity of injury to grow and evolve into a more complete and resilient athlete.

Teams + Organizations

Your team’s success depends on more than individual talent—it’s about the collective mindset and cohesion of the group. Whether you’re looking to boost team unity, optimize performance, or maximize results, we’re here to support your organization’s success.

Schedule a consultation

Take the first step towards unlocking your full potential by scheduling a consultation with our experienced sport psychology team. Whether you’re struggling with performance anxiety, want to improve focus and concentration, need help overcoming an injury, or have mental health concerns, we’re here to help.

Answering your questions about sport psychology


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What is sport psychology, and how can it benefit athletes?

Sport psychology focuses on improving athletes’ mental game and mindset so that they can enhance their sports performance and overall well-being. By addressing factors such as focus, concentration, self-belief, motivation, and resilience, athletes can unlock their full potential in and out of sport.

What sports does WHSP work with?

We work with athletes competing in all sports, including:

Team sports (e.g. Football, Baseball, Soccer, Basketball, Hockey, Softball, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Field Hockey, ETC.)

Individual sports (e.g. Tennis, Golf, Gymnastics, Diving, Figure Skating, Swimming, Running/CC/T&F, Triathlon, Ski/Snowboard, Mixed Martial Arts, ETC.)

Other sports (e.g. X-Games/Extreme sports, CrossFit Games, Equestrian, Climbing, Free Diving, Jockey/Horse racing, ETC.)

We also work with adaptive athletes and teams competing in traditional sports, as well as sports specifically designed for their abilities.

Is sport psychology only for elite athletes?

No, sport psychology is for athletes of all levels. Whether you’re on the JV team at your high school, or a professional athlete looking for that next contract, sport psychology can help you improve your mental game and enhance your performance.

Can an injured athlete benefit from sport psychology?

Yes! Athletes dealing with injuries or those going through surgery and lengthy rehab programs need a strong mindset to successfully return to sport. The mental tools we teach our clients help them navigate issues like pain, fear of reinjury, maintaining motivation, and regaining trust in their body to hold up to the demands of their sport.

Are you able to help with mental health concerns such as mood disorders, personality disorders, and others?

Yes. Our team includes licensed psychologists who are trained to work with different mental health concerns that can be formally diagnosed such as anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, PTSD, etc. In addition, we can help with day-to-day challenges such as family relationships, difficult coaches or teammates, overwhelming stress, and more.

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 discuss your needs and how often we should meet during your first appointment.

What does a typical session look like for an athlete?

We like to combine two main things in each session:

1st – Talking through your concerns and helping you develop a deeper understanding of not only what is on your mind but also why it is troubling you.

2nd – Teaching and practicing mental skills and strategies that you can use to help you manage your concerns in your sport as well as in everyday life.

How do you help an athlete “get out of their head”?

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, 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 they have the tools needed to improve their performance regardless of the situation or circumstances.

How can I schedule a consultation?

Scheduling a consultation is easy. Click HERE to get started!