Updated: Apr 22, 2020
Since day one of joining our team she has been an amazing teammate and mentor. Dr. Konzer was our guest on the first edition of “It’s Halftime". It was a no brainer for me to start the series off with the Mental Health Pillar, functioning at a satisfactory level emotionally and behaviorally, and interview Dr. Konzer. As a reminder, my Mental Pillar represents me trusting the process and not worrying about things I can't control.
I was really excited to interview Dr. Konzer and kick off the web series, but I’ve been putting it off because I felt like there was so much to DO before being ready to publish. This project has had my Deliberative talent in the basement because I want to feel like I nailed the interview, didn't waste Dr. Konzer's time, and put something out that my teammates would enjoy. There so many elements that I couldn't control, but that did not stop me from trying.
I reviewed film, broke it down, and sent notes with my suggestions to Dr. Konzer. Being who she is, she was willing to go with whichever direction I chose, but then she reminded me that done is better than perfect. It was like having my coach in my ear, “Just run the play! If we don’t score that’s ok, but you have to run the play to find out.” At the end of the day we run plays to score goals, and scoring for me was simply interviewing Dr. Konzer and sharing with all who may be blessed by it. Done. So I’m counting the basket and moving on the next play.
Dr. Konzer continues to push me to raise my level of performance across all of PBTB’s 7 Pillars. I want to thank Dr. Konzer for being such a great teammate. For any athlete considering support from a sports psychiatrist, Dr. Konzer comes highly recommended.
So get in the game! Leave a comment and share how you stay out of your mental basement! Interested in learning more about PBTG or opportunities register for our virtual panel discussion on June 20th to hear from Dr. Konzer and others? Register today or send me a message.
Why Dr. Konzer?
As an osteopathic physician, Dr. Konzer practices a comprehensive approach to medicine and strongly believes in the importance of treating the mind, body, and spirit to achieve maximum wellness. The sacred relationship between the physician and patient can be just as important as the medicine or therapy provided. Thus, Dr. Konzer provides longer comprehensive appointments and is accessible to patients to ensure that their concerns are heard and they feel understood. Focusing on the whole person, Dr. Konzer works with patients to develop individualized treatment plans to address various aspects of their lives including, but not limited to: sleep, nutrition and exercise, relationship strategies, and coping skills. Dr. Konzer is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both General (Adult) Psychiatry and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Visit Dr. Konzer's website or Connect with Dr. Konzer on LINKEDIN