Dr. Tia Konzer
Dr. Konzer is Board Certified through both the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons in Psychiatry and also Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. She grew up in the suburbs of Flint, Michigan, and was involved in multiple sports throughout her childhood. Her athletic passion was in playing soccer.
She attended Albion College, where she was a Biology major, Chemistry, and Psychology double minor. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and with Albion College Honors.
She received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Moving back to Michigan, she attended Michigan State University, where she completed an Osteopathic Internship, a General Psychiatry Residency, and a Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship. While at MSU, she received additional training and specialization in Sports Psychiatry.
Physician. Therapist. Advocate.
Dr. Konzer is currently licensed in North and South Carolina to provide patients with therapy, medication management, or a combination of the two. Additionally, she is a Mental Coach for Elite Athletes and a Mental Health Consultant for teams and organizations nationwide. She practices a comprehensive approach and believes strongly in the importance of treating the mind, body, and spirit to achieve maximum wellness.
She has a passion for helping athletes compete at their peak performance level, including maximizing their mental game. She’s worked with elite athletes of all levels, including high school and middle school competitive athletes and college athletes in all divisions. She is currently the only Sports Psychiatrist in the Charlotte, NC, area. She has enjoyed working with active and retired athletes within the NBA, NASCAR, NFL, USA Olympic teams, MLS, and NHL.
- Sports Psychiatry
- Child/Adolescent Psychiatry
- Adult Psychiatry
- Eating Disorders
- Undergraduate: Albion College; Bachelors of Arts with Major in Biology; Double Minor in Chemistry and Psychology
- Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Internship: Sparrow Hospital/Michigan State University
- General Psychiatry Residency: Michigan State University
- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship: Michigan State University
- Additional Training: Sports Psychiatry while at Michigan State University
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
- National Board of Physicians and Surgeons
- Child/Adolescent Psychiatry
Dr. Konzer currently serves on the Advisory Board for Professionals Beyond the Game – a non-profit organization that helps establish and nurture long-term relationships to assist collegiate athletes in maximizing their success in life beyond sports.
Dr. Konzer also serves on the Advisory Board of The Hidden Opponent, which is an accredited non-profit and advocacy group that raises awareness for student-athlete mental health and addresses the stigma with sports culture. The Hidden Opponent empowers athletes around the world to face the hidden opponent together.
Dr. Konzer in the News
- NASCAR driver who battled depression: ‘Hard to reset your brain’ after setbacks in sport – November 6, 2019 – USA Today
- The Psychology of No Sports – March 31st, 2020 – WCNC
- Quoted in an article regarding COVID-19 and sports on www.theathletic.com with David Aldridge.
- Can Getting Mentally Tough Up Your Game? In All Sports, the Answer Is Yes – July 2, 2021 – EverydayHealth.com
- Understanding Your Why: The Purpose Path with Dr. Tia Konzer | WSIC SHOW: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Shawn is a married, mother of three kids; two boys, ages 18 & 12, and an 8-year-old girl. Recently, Shawn and her family moved to North Carolina from Michigan, where Shawn worked in the insurance business for the last 13 years. In her free time, Shawn enjoys reading, the outdoors, spending time with friends and family, and empowering and supporting her kid’s passions.
Shawn takes great pride in making others feel comfortable and being an effective listener. She looks forward to meeting you as the newest member of Dr. Konzer’s team!
What Dr. Konzer’s Patients are Saying…
Having Dr. Konzer to talk to and to help process different emotions has allowed me to be able to better control how I am feeling and when I need to feel certain things. Football can be a very emotionally taxing sport, but with her help, I learned how my thinking often affects my emotions. She has also helped me better my relationships with family and friends by having calls and open communication. I can happily say I wouldn’t be where I am mentally without the help of Dr. Konzer. – Football Player – HS/Rising College