Tommy Fritze

Tommy Fritze

Sport & Performance Psychologist

Pronouns: He/Him/His

  • Health & Counseling Center
  • Counseling Services

What I do

My role is devoted primarily to serving the psychological needs of the Division I intercollegiate student-athletes here at DU, though I also provide services to general students as well and have for many years. I approach helping people primarily through the lens of contextual behavioral science, which I find particularly useful in the treatment of all types of anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. I incorporate these concepts within exposure therapies, cognitive-behavioral therapies, and relational/interpersonal therapies. I also conduct cognitive assessments, such ADHD assessments, and supervise a team of clinical sport psychology doctoral trainees.

Professional Biography

Early on, my specialty in psychology was in the realm of performance psychology - helping people develop the psychological skills and abilities to perform at their best. I then realized that I also had a desire to help people in the process of addressing mental health difficulties that inhibit well-being. On this path through a doctoral degree in clinical psychology, my experiences were highlighted by working at the University of Colorado Counseling and Psychological Services, a specialized practicum in treatment of anxiety disorders at Anxiety Solutions of Denver, an advanced sport psychology practicum with University of Denver, and a doctoral internship at the University of Denver HCC. Beyond this, I also gained experience through a post-doctoral fellowship with Premier Sport Psychology, PLLC working with individual competitive athletes, professional and Olympic organizations, and particularly with the University of Minnesota athletic department. I have also worked with active-duty military members within the Air Force and seen a wide variety of individuals in private practice.


  • Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, University of Denver
  • Master of Arts degree in Sport & Performance Psychology, University of Denver
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science, Bradley University

Licensure / Accreditations

Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Association for Applied Sport Psychology

Colorado Licensed Psychologist (PSY.0005536)