Meet Dr. Tia Konzer

Psychiatrist, DO


A powerhouse at the intersection of medicine, the boardroom, and the sports arena. Hailing from the suburbs of Flint, Michigan, Dr. Konzer’s journey is more than just qualifications—it’s a fusion of passion, resilience, and a love for the game.

A maestro of the mind, Dr. Konzer is not your ordinary psychiatrist; she’s Board Certified through both the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons in Psychiatry, including Child/Adolescent Psychiatry.

Albion College was her the starting point, where she majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry and Psychology, graduating Magna Cum Laude with Albion College Honors.  Her journey continued at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO). Returning to her roots in Michigan, she immersed herself in an Osteopathic Internship, General Psychiatry Residency, and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Michigan State University. It was there that her expertise blossomed into Sport Psychiatry, adding a unique touch to her practice.

Physician. Therapist. Advocate.

Licensed in both North and South Carolina, Dr. Konzer doesn’t just treat.  She walks alongside her patients and guides them to help them transition to living their best lives. A Mental Coach for Elite Athletes and a sought-after Mental Health Consultant, she brings a comprehensive approach to the table, valuing the synergy of mind, body, and spirit for optimal wellness.

A NASCAR Consultant in the Medical Liasion Unit, Dr. Konzer fuels her passion for peak athletic performance. From high school to the pros, she’s sculpted the mental landscapes of athletes across the NBA, NASCAR, NFL, MLB, USA Olympic teams, MLS, and NHL. In the heart of the Carolinas,  (Charlotte, NC) she stands as the sole Sport Psychiatrist, a beacon of expertise for those who aim to conquer both their internal struggles and external competitions with success.

In the world of sports, Dr. Konzer is more than a psychiatrist—she’s a game-changer, a strategist, and a confidante for those who dare to dream beyond limits.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Sport Psychiatry
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Eating Disorders


  • Undergraduate: Albion College; Bachelor 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

Board Certifications:

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    • General Psychiatry Certification
    • Child Psychiatry Certification
  • National Board of Physicians and Surgeons
    • General Psychiatry
    • Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Certification


  • Castle Connolly Exceptional Women in Medicine List for 2023: Child Psychiatry

Professional Commitments

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.

Dream the Impossible, Inc. is a nonprofit, mental health awareness organization that was formed to reverse the rates of death by suicide, especially in the Black community. Through speaking engagements, youth development, and service activities, DTI will rescind the stigma of mental health and promote healthy and positive practices.

Dr. Konzer in the News

Shawn Moore

Office Manager

Shawn is a married mother of three kids. Shawn and her family moved to North Carolina from Michigan, where Shawn worked in the insurance business for more than 10 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