Dr. Richard Temple, Ph.D.

Sport Psychology in Austin, TX

Mind For Sports

We are dedicated to the mental development of athletes, with critical information and services for athletes, parents, and coaches. Mind For Sports is owned and managed by Dr. Richard Temple, a board-certified sport psychologist located in Austin, Texas.

In the Athletes section, you will find information about using psychological concepts to improve your performance and enjoyment of participation. The Coaches and Parents section provides information about motivating athletes, making participation fun and rewarding for your athletes, and using sports participation as a means to develop life skills that will benefit your players for a lifetime. We hope you enjoy the articles and  welcome your feedback. Enjoy!

Who is Dr. Temple?

Dr. Richard Temple is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Austin, Texas.  He is a board certified sport psychologist through the American Board of Sport Psychology.  In his practice, Dr. Temple uses scientifically rigorous methods to carefully assess each athlete and match interventions to each athlete’s particular profile, rather than using a “one size fits all” approach to performance enhancement.

Dr. Temple was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and grew up competing in a variety of sports, including baseball, football, bowling, hockey, and golf. He earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  He completed a clinical internship at the Medical University of South Carolina, and a postdoctoral fellowship at Brown Medical School.  Dr. Temple is also a Bronze USBC Certified bowling coach.

Athlete’s Profile

Upon on our first consult, we will identify  “Athlete’s Profile” will provide insight into how well you handle critical situations in competition,  as well as the best methods for improving your performance when it matters most.

Dr. Richard Temple, Ph.D., ABSP

Mind for Sports - Dr. Richard Temple Ph.D.Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Neuropsychologist Board-Certified Sport Psychologist American Board of Sport Psychology

Office: 706-B W. Ben White Blvd., Suite 120-B Austin, TX 78704


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Dr. Richard Temple, Ph.D., ABSP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Neuropsychologist
Board-Certified Sport Psychologist - American Board of Sport Psychology

706-B W. Ben White Blvd., Suite 120-B Austin, TX 78704