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Welcome to The MindSide
Sports And Performance Psychology
Training the Mind to perform, from practice through competition, while appreciating the uniqueness of each individual athlete.
A Science To Success
We combine principles of human behavioral science and the principles of sports and performance psychology to drive success for organizations.
Teamwork
The MindSide understands better than anyone what team work is and how important it is for the success of any organization.
Proof In Performance
We have been a trusted partner for a variety of teams across the athletic spectrum, from National Champions to Fortune 500 organizations.
Partner With Us
The MindSide would love to become a part of your team to help drive the vision and success of your organization.
A Sample of Who We Have Worked With
Team MindSide
Bhrett McCabe, PhD
Sports & Performance Psychologist/ Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Margaret Smith, PhD
Athletic Performance Coach
Meighan Julbert, MS
Mental Skills Consultant
Josh Klapow, PhD
Consultant/ Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Missy McCabe
Business Manager
Donnette' Hulsey
Director of Public Relations and Development
Dr. Bhrett McCabe is the founder of The MindSide and has been a practicing Sports & Performance Psychologist and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist since 2007. His academic credentials, professional approach, and understanding of competing in high-pressure environments have served as a foundation for his rapidly growing practice and influence in the field. Dr. McCabe presently works with numerous players from the PGA and LPGA Tours, the developmental tours, serves as the sports and performance psychologist for the University of Alabama Athletic Department, and an NBA basketball team.

Dr. McCabe holds a PhD in clinical psychology from Louisiana State University (LSU), with an emphasis in behavioral medicine. He completed his 12-month, pre-doctoral internship at the prestigious Brown Clinical Psychology Training Consortium, affiliated with the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University in Providence, RI. He has published several academic journal articles, presented numerous scientific presentations, and provided insight and authored numerous articles for trade magazines such as GOLF Magazine, Golf World, and ESPNW, among others.

Dr. McCabe was a 4-year letterman for the LSU baseball team, coached by legendary coach Skip Bertman, and was a member of 2 National Championship teams (1991 and 1993), 3 Southeastern Conference championship teams (1991-1993), and 3 College World Series teams (1991, 1993, and 1994). He led the LSU baseball team in appearances as a pitcher in the 1994 and 1995 seasons, and fought through injury to earn a trusted role on the team from closing games and getting out of trouble regardless of the inning. From the baseball diamond as a player, through training as a psychologist, to leading The MindSide, it is about competing for excellence.
Dr. Margaret Smith earned a PhD from the University of Maryland in Sociology, studying how relationships and social environments shape what individuals need to learn effectively and how this impacts their performance. At The MindSide, Dr. Smith is bridging her academic research and training with her personal athletic training and competitive background as an Athletic Performance Coach.

Dr. Smith was a collegiate runner at UNC-Chapel Hill, and was a member of teams that won five ACC Championships in Cross Country, Indoor, and Outdoor Track, and reached a ranking of 4th in the nation. After completing eligibility, Dr. Smith served as an assistant coach at the University of Maryland with the Track and Field and Cross Country teams while completing her doctorate degree, helping develop several athletes to reach their personal bests. Dr. Smith has trained with former teammates that have competed in the Olympics, World Championships, and represented Team USA on many other elite international stages.

In sports that require endurance, speed, and aerobic strength, high performance is not magic. It is all about gradual persistence... the mental skills an athlete has to have to persist and remain positive when performance gains are painfully gradual. Many times, it starts with those relationships and Dr. Smith understands the complex nature of those relationships and human performance.
Meighan Julbert joins The MindSide as a Mental Skills Consultant and brings a passion for understanding how to gain competitive advantages as part of early athletic experiences, through proper structure and coaching of athletes. As a former competitive athlete, Meighan understands the need for proper mental skills training from program implementation, instead of waiting until athletes feel it is needed.

Meighan earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Auburn University, where she worked with the men's basketball program, from coaches to athletes and administrative personnel. She went on to earn a Master's in Science degree in Sports Psychology and Motor Behavior from the University of Tennessee, focusing on foundations for elite mental performance among athletes across the life span. During her time in Tennessee, Meighan worked with the men's golf team. She also served as a coach for two girls teams for a local preparatory school, applying her training as a mental coach with that of serving as a coach to maximize performance and athletic development.

Meighan is passionate about coaching development and program implementation, as well as developing the athlete's competitive mindset. From her own experiences as a competitive athlete to serving as a coach to her educational background with the principles of human performance, Meighan will help those athletes who are looking to gain a mental edge.
Josh Klapow is a clinical psychologist and is the Chief Behavioral Scientist for ChipRewards, a behavioral influence technology company. Dr. Klapow serves as a consultant with The MindSide and is also an Associate Professor of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is the author of more than 100 professional articles, abstracts, and book chapters in the area of behavioral medicine and health psychology. He is also the author of Living SMART: 5 Essential Skills to Change Your Health Habits Forever. Dr. Klapow has served as a behavioral science consultant for a wide variety of organizations including health insurance companies, third party administrative organizations, prescription benefits management companies, e-health technology companies, quality improvement organizations and the World Health Organization.

Dr. Klapow further, works extensively with local and national media in the dissemination of behavioral science content as it relates to performance. He has made over 700 media appearances across a variety of television and radio outlets. He presently serves as the resident psychologist for Cumulus Broadcasting, 94.5FM WJOX, The Opening Drive in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Klapow received his PhD in clinical psychology with a specialization in Behavioral Medicine from the University of California, San Diego in 1995.
Missy McCabe serves as the business manager of The MindSide and is responsible for the day-to-day operational and financial management of the company. Missy attended LSU and graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Over the past 5 years, Missy has run the operations of The MindSide. So whether you are looking to schedule an individual appointment or a group outing for hundreds, Missy is here to help you.
Donnete' Hulsey serves as the Director of Public Relations and Development for The MindSide. Donnette' joins The MindSide after an extensive and awarding career in broadcast journalism. Prior to The MindSide, Donnette' served as an executive producer and was part of the leadership team of Alabama Tonight, sports and outdoor show of WVTM 13 Birmingham, Alabama, and served numerous other roles for the NBC-affiliate from news to on-air activities. She began her broadcast journalism career at WMPI in Mobile before moving to WESH 2 News in Orlando, Florida. She was with WVTM for 8 years. During her career, she was awarded an EMMY and an Edward R. Murrow Award.

In her role with The MindSide, Donnette' is responsible for developing the community presence of The MindSide and providing a leadership position for continued growth. She is a competitive figure contestant and is active among performance sports including running, training, and riding.
Bhrett McCabe, PhD >
Margaret Smith, PhD >
Meighan Julbert, MS >
Josh Klapow, PhD >
Missy McCabe >
Donnette' Hulsey >
Bhrett McCabe, PhD
Sports & Performance Psychologist/ Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Bhrett McCabe is the founder of The MindSide and has been a practicing Sports & Performance Psychologist and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist since 2007. His academic credentials, professional approach, and understanding of competing in high-pressure environments have served as a foundation for his rapidly growing practice and influence in the field. Dr. McCabe presently works with numerous players from the PGA and LPGA Tours, the developmental tours, serves as the sports and performance psychologist for the University of Alabama Athletic Department, and an NBA basketball team.

Dr. McCabe holds a PhD in clinical psychology from Louisiana State University (LSU), with an emphasis in behavioral medicine. He completed his 12-month, pre-doctoral internship at the prestigious Brown Clinical Psychology Training Consortium, affiliated with the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University in Providence, RI. He has published several academic journal articles, presented numerous scientific presentations, and provided insight and authored numerous articles for trade magazines such as GOLF Magazine, Golf World, and ESPNW, among others.

Dr. McCabe was a 4-year letterman for the LSU baseball team, coached by legendary coach Skip Bertman, and was a member of 2 National Championship teams (1991 and 1993), 3 Southeastern Conference championship teams (1991-1993), and 3 College World Series teams (1991, 1993, and 1994). He led the LSU baseball team in appearances as a pitcher in the 1994 and 1995 seasons, and fought through injury to earn a trusted role on the team from closing games and getting out of trouble regardless of the inning. From the baseball diamond as a player, through training as a psychologist, to leading The MindSide, it is about competing for excellence.
Margaret Smith, PhD
Athletic Performance Coach
Dr. Margaret Smith earned a PhD from the University of Maryland in Sociology, studying how relationships and social environments shape what individuals need to learn effectively and how this impacts their performance. At The MindSide, Dr. Smith is bridging her academic research and training with her personal athletic training and competitive background as an Athletic Performance Coach.

Dr. Smith was a collegiate runner at UNC-Chapel Hill, and was a member of teams that won five ACC Championships in Cross Country, Indoor, and Outdoor Track, and reached a ranking of 4th in the nation. After completing eligibility, Dr. Smith served as an assistant coach at the University of Maryland with the Track and Field and Cross Country teams while completing her doctorate degree, helping develop several athletes to reach their personal bests. Dr. Smith has trained with former teammates that have competed in the Olympics, World Championships, and represented Team USA on many other elite international stages.

In sports that require endurance, speed, and aerobic strength, high performance is not magic. It is all about gradual persistence... the mental skills an athlete has to have to persist and remain positive when performance gains are painfully gradual. Many times, it starts with those relationships and Dr. Smith understands the complex nature of those relationships and human performance.
Meighan Julbert, MS
Mental Skills Consultant
Meighan Julbert joins The MindSide as a Mental Skills Consultant and brings a passion for understanding how to gain competitive advantages as part of early athletic experiences, through proper structure and coaching of athletes. As a former competitive athlete, Meighan understands the need for proper mental skills training from program implementation, instead of waiting until athletes feel it is needed.

Meighan earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Auburn University, where she worked with the men's basketball program, from coaches to athletes and administrative personnel. She went on to earn a Master's in Science degree in Sports Psychology and Motor Behavior from the University of Tennessee, focusing on foundations for elite mental performance among athletes across the life span. During her time in Tennessee, Meighan worked with the men's golf team. She also served as a coach for two girls teams for a local preparatory school, applying her training as a mental coach with that of serving as a coach to maximize performance and athletic development.

Meighan is passionate about coaching development and program implementation, as well as developing the athlete's competitive mindset. From her own experiences as a competitive athlete to serving as a coach to her educational background with the principles of human performance, Meighan will help those athletes who are looking to gain a mental edge.
Josh Klapow, PhD
Consultant/ Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Josh Klapow is a clinical psychologist and is the Chief Behavioral Scientist for ChipRewards, a behavioral influence technology company. Dr. Klapow serves as a consultant with The MindSide and is also an Associate Professor of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is the author of more than 100 professional articles, abstracts, and book chapters in the area of behavioral medicine and health psychology. He is also the author of Living SMART: 5 Essential Skills to Change Your Health Habits Forever. Dr. Klapow has served as a behavioral science consultant for a wide variety of organizations including health insurance companies, third party administrative organizations, prescription benefits management companies, e-health technology companies, quality improvement organizations and the World Health Organization.

Dr. Klapow further, works extensively with local and national media in the dissemination of behavioral science content as it relates to performance. He has made over 700 media appearances across a variety of television and radio outlets. He presently serves as the resident psychologist for Cumulus Broadcasting, 94.5FM WJOX, The Opening Drive in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Klapow received his PhD in clinical psychology with a specialization in Behavioral Medicine from the University of California, San Diego in 1995.
Missy McCabe
Business Manager
Missy McCabe serves as the business manager of The MindSide and is responsible for the day-to-day operational and financial management of the company. Missy attended LSU and graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Over the past 5 years, Missy has run the operations of The MindSide. So whether you are looking to schedule an individual appointment or a group outing for hundreds, Missy is here to help you.
Donnette' Hulsey
Director of Public Relations and Development
Donnete' Hulsey serves as the Director of Public Relations and Development for The MindSide. Donnette' joins The MindSide after an extensive and awarding career in broadcast journalism. Prior to The MindSide, Donnette' served as an executive producer and was part of the leadership team of Alabama Tonight, sports and outdoor show of WVTM 13 Birmingham, Alabama, and served numerous other roles for the NBC-affiliate from news to on-air activities. She began her broadcast journalism career at WMPI in Mobile before moving to WESH 2 News in Orlando, Florida. She was with WVTM for 8 years. During her career, she was awarded an EMMY and an Edward R. Murrow Award.

In her role with The MindSide, Donnette' is responsible for developing the community presence of The MindSide and providing a leadership position for continued growth. She is a competitive figure contestant and is active among performance sports including running, training, and riding.
Bhrett McCabe, PhD >
Margaret Smith, PhD >
Meighan Julbert, MS >
Josh Klapow, PhD >
Missy McCabe >
Donnette' Hulsey >
Bhrett McCabe, PhD
Sports & Performance Psychologist/ Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Margaret Smith, PhD
Athletic Performance Coach
Meighan Julbert, MS
Mental Skills Consultant
Josh Klapow, PhD
Consultant/ Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Missy McCabe
Business Manager
Donnette' Hulsey
Director of Public Relations and Development
The MindSide Elite Program
Somewhere someone is preparing to beat you. Are you preparing to dominate them? 

You already have a coach that trains strategy and technique. But what about the mental side of your game? Your psychological preparation is just as important as your physical. The MindSide Elite is a program designed especially for you, focused on helping you prepare your MindSide so you can tap into peak performance on demand.

In an age when the difference between an Olympian and a hopeful is tenths of a second, the difference between greatness and mediocrity is millimeters, and the difference between reaching your goals and being disappointed is how you Engage Your MindSide.
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