Tommy Fritze, Psy.D., is a Postdoctoral Fellow holding an M.A. in Sport & Performance Psychology and a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. He specializes in performance excellence and holistic psychological health. Maximizing effectiveness in and engagement with any endeavor is Tommy’s focus in working with people.
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 supervised 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, and performance psychology workshops. 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, he has completed numerous NCAA-compliant ADHD evaluations.
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 currently working towards licensure as a psychologist (LP) in Minnesota and is eligible for certification as a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. He has been licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado.
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.