Injured Athletes Enhance Their Recovery With Sport Psychology

Based in Brentwood TN, we help elite athletes throughout the greater Nashville metro area overcome the mental aspect of injury recovery.

Develop Mental Fortitude To Persevere

Improve Mindset To Accelerate Healing

Regain Trust & Confidence In Mind & Body

Are you experiencing:


Physical pain due to an injury in your sport


Difficulty regaining your range of motion, strength, and/or sport specific skills after an injury


Depressive symptoms caused by an injury and missing playing time


Anxiety about starting to play and fear of re-injury

How Sport Psychology Can Help Injured Athletes:


Adjust Mindset

Start by learning how injuries affect your thoughts and emotions. Then develop the skills needed to change your perspective and adopt a productive mindset that increases the effectiveness of your rehab exercises and activities.


Connect Mind & Body

We will use several different mental skills and strategies to help you manage physical pain, regain full range of motion, produce stronger and more effective muscle contractions, develop better joint stability, and prepare you to resume full sport participation again.


Rebuild Trust

We will combine mental skills with physical activity to help you regain trust in your body, overcome fear of re-injury, and return to the same level of performance you were at before your injury. Trusting your body is critical to your ability to not only play your sport again, but get back to the athlete you used to be.

Mentally Strong Athletes Win More Games!


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A Message from Tim

As an elite athlete you have already had some success in your career. But like most elite athletes, you probably still have bigger goals you are trying to reach. Maybe that’s holding up that championship trophy, becoming a scholarship athlete, competing for Olympic medals, or even signing a life-changing professional contract.

Unfortunately, many elite athletes run into obstacles along the way. Perhaps you are in great physical shape but your mental game is struggling. You may be experiencing mental blocks, performance anxiety, issues with perfectionism, or you are afraid to make mistakes.

Maybe your obstacle is a past injury or a recent surgery. Many injured athletes spend a lot of time worrying about the future and getting back to the athlete they were before they got hurt. These situations involve a lot of uncertainty; most elite athletes naturally don’t like uncertainty.

We know how disappointing it is to train for months on end only to come up short. We’ve been that athlete whose mental game gave us the edge one day and was our worst enemy the next.

White House Sport Psychology is dedicated to elite athletes who want to train their brain and build their mental game.

We are here to help you develop a performance mindset that helps you do things like, regain your mental edge, take your talents to the next level, and trust your body to stay healthy and hold up to months of training, practice, and competition.

Ultimately, competing in sport is both a physical and mental experience. But, the mind controls the body. Without a strong mind, your body can only do so much.

We are here to help you unlock your mental game so you can unleash your true athletic potential, overcome the obstacles that are in your way, and achieve your goals.

Click the “Schedule Consultation” button below to get started.

Getting Started With White House Sport Psychology Is Simple:


Schedule your consultation

We’ll have a brief phone consultation to discuss your needs and how our team can help you meet those needs.


Get to work

We'll develop a personalized plan to help you perform at your very best.


Elevate your game

We'll help you strengthen your mental game so you can compete at the highest level.

Why People Choose White House Sport Psychology:


“Tim taught me some techniques to help with anxiety and relaxation. I found them useful and helpful. I appreciate his knowledge and application of progressive muscle relaxation exercises to use during difficult times.”

– Chris W.


“Having someone who understands both the physical and mental issues one faces when dealing with an injury is a real plus. Recovery is more complete. White House Sports Psychology provides both in a patient and caring manner. Thank you!”

– Ken W.

Sport Psychology & Performance Services for Injured Athletes

  • 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

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.

“After I broke my knee cap, I was frustrated and angry that it happened. That mind set changed to determined and optimistic after I went through White House Sport Psychology’s Mental Recovery After Injury program. I highly recommend White House Sport Psychology for their mental recovery from injury training program. My surgeon was very impressed how quickly I progressed in my mental and physical recovery.”

Danielle W.


Sport Psychology Services For Sport Specific Problems:

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, I am trained to work with different mental health concerns that can be formally diagnosed such as anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, PTSD, and more. In addition, I am 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?

I 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. I combine my first career (sports medicine) with my current career (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.


We are dedicated to elite athletes who want to enhance their mental game. We teach athletes how to develop and train their mindset so they can set themselves apart, maximize their performance, recover from injuries faster, and win more often.