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.
She is currently 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.
- 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
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…
Working with Dr. Konzer has allowed me to approach racing with the clear mindset and focus that it requires. I would find myself entering a race weekend carrying a lot of baggage with me that could easily stray my focus from the job at hand. It’s not always easy to talk and share what is on my plate, week in and week out, but having the comfortability to share those things with her even when it is tough to share with others, allows me to breathe easier almost. I’m not carrying any extra weight on my shoulders. – NASCAR Driver