Tommy Fritze, Psy.D., LP, CMPC is a clinical and sport psychologist at Premier, who specializes in performance excellence and holistic psychological health. He is also a Certified Mental Performance Consultant for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). Maximizing effectiveness in and engagement with any endeavor is Tommy’s focus in working with athletes of all ages.
Experience, Education, and Training
Dr. Fritze is from Colorado and obtained his undergraduate degree in Health Science with a minor in Psychology at Bradley University, where he was a member of the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer team. He completed a Master’s degree in Sport & Performance Psychology and was trained by some of the top sport psychologists in the country. To become competent in working with more severe mental health difficulties experienced by athletes, he completed a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Denver. While earning these advanced degrees, Dr. Fritze worked with teams and individuals from nearly every sport at elite and competitive youth levels, as well as provided performance-enhancement consultations to athletic coaches. His training sites have also focused on college student and student-athlete mental health, specifically at the University of Colorado counseling center and the University of Denver counseling center athletic department. In these settings, he provided individual counseling and therapy, group therapy, performance psychology workshops, and numerous NCAA-compliant ADHD evaluations. Additionally, he completed a specialized practicum at a clinic specifically treating severe anxiety and related disorders. For the past several years, Dr. Fritze has provided individual and group supervision for master’s level mental performance consultants and taught courses in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. Most recently, Dr. Fritze has been working two days per week at the University of Minnesota athletic department providing mental health and mental performance enhancement services to all student-athletes.
Dr. Fritze is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS).
In high school, Dr. Fritze was a three-sport varsity athlete in soccer, basketball, and baseball. He was a walk-on for the NCAA Division I men’s soccer team at Bradley University, where he became a four-year starter, despite injury difficulties. After college, Dr. Fritze began participating in triathlon at the Olympic and Half-Iron distances, completing a full Ironman in Boulder Colorado in June 2019.
License and Certifications
Dr. Fritze is licensed by the Minnesota Board of Psychology as a Licensed Psychologist (LP-6579). He also holds a certification as a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology – CMPC-801.
Publications / Presentations
Marsh, M. K., Fritze, T., & Shapiro, J. L. (2017). Layers of oversight: Professional supervision, meta-supervision, and peer mentoring. In M. W. Aoyagi, A. Poczwardowki, & J. L. Shapiro (Eds.), The peer guide to applied sport psychology for consultants in training (pp. 80-93). New York, NY: Routledge/Psychology Press.
Poczwardowski, Artur., Aoyagi, Mark., Fritze, Thomas., & Laird, Mark., (2020). “Revisiting ‘Gaining Entry’: Roundtable Discussion 25 Years Later.” The Sport Psychologist. Advance online publication. 10.11.23/tsp.2018-0189.