Josie Nicholson, Ph.D., is Licensed Counseling and Sport Psychologist. A native of Oxford, Mississippi, she joined the University Counseling Center staff in 2011 as a staff counselor.
She received a B.A. in Psychology and Visual Arts from Loyola University New Orleans where she played soccer and rugby. Nicholson 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, diagnostic 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 and 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 trained in the specialty areas of EMDR, hypnosis, group therapy, and sport performance.
Nicholson was recently named to the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) registry of sports psychology consultants. These sport psychology consultants have been approved by the United States Olympic Committee to work with Olympic athletes and national teams.
Josie is married to Steven Nicholson, is an avid Rebel fan, enjoys running and attempting to play something close to golf, and is devoted to her two German Shepherds, Shiloh and Nanuk.
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