Josie Nicholson

Josie  Nicholson

Sports Psychologist

Alma Mater:
Loyola University-New Orleans

Josie Nicholson is a Licensed Counseling Psychologist and a Certified Mental Performance Consultant.

A native of Oxford, Mississippi, Dr. Nicholson joined the University of Mississippi Health and Sport Performance Staff in 2012. She received a B.A. in Psychology and Visual Arts from Loyola University New Orleans where she was a student-athlete. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi and has worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, substance abuse treatment, diagnostics and assessment, and different university counseling centers.

Nicholson completed her APA internship at Colorado State University where she specialized in working with athletes through the Sport Performance Program. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Counseling and Wellness Center at the University of Florida with an emphasis in Sport Psychology and working with student-athletes.

Nicholson is on the USOC registry of sport psychology consultants. She has trained extensively in the use of hypnosis, and is also trained in the specialty areas of EMDR, group therapy, and sport performance.

Nicholson lives in Oxford with her husband Steve, son Claiborne and two dogs, Shiloh and Nanuk. She enjoys traveling, hiking, running and horseback riding.




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