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Tess M. Kilwein, Ph.D., HSP, ABPP, CMPC

Sport Psychologist
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My treatments are feminist-, multicultural-, and liberation-informed and I am active in creating a non-judgmental, anti-racist, and decolonized therapy experience for student athletes with a variety of lived experiences and identities.

Dr. Kilwein is a Clinical and Sport Psychologist at Vanderbilt Athletics.  Dr. Kilwein meets with individual varsity student-athletes and with varsity teams to offer comprehensive and integrated performance enhancement and mental health consultation service. Additionally, they consult with Athletic Department staff to support student-athletes to promote mental health, well-being, and optimal performance.

Dr. Kilwein earned their PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wyoming. They completed their pre-doctoral internship at Denver Health Medical Center and a post-doctoral fellowship at Colorado State University Health Network. Dr. Kilwein is a board-certified clinical psychologist with specialization in the areas of trauma/PTSD, addictions, sex therapy, men and masculinity, LGBTQIAP2S+, and sport/mental performance. They are also credentialed by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, a member of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee Mental Health Registry, and a Certified Mental Performance Consultant through the Association of Applied Sport Psychology.

In their free time, Tess enjoys participating in cultural events, engaging in community advocacy, experiencing new places, taking Ruthie Rey to the dog park, and life as a (very) amateur pickleball player.