Premier Sport Psychology is excited to introduce our newest member, Katie Frischmann! Katie will be helping out with day-to-day operations in the office. As a former athlete, and psychology student, she brings a wealth of knowledge both from her education and personal experience. We caught up with Katie this week to learn a little more about her.

What is your favorite color?
My favorite color is red.

What is your favorite book?
My favorite book is My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult. It’s a pretty sad book but I was drawn in by the never ending love and support of the family.

Do you prefer movies or Netflix?
Usually movies… but lately I’ve been on a “Parenthood” Binge…so I’d have to go with Netflix at the moment

If you prefer movies, what’s your favorite? If Netflix, what’s the best thing you have watched?
Parenthood! I can’t stop watching it. I’m going to be really upset when I finish it.

Chocolate or vanilla?
Chocolate, chocolate, and some more chocolate.

What is the #1 most played song on your iPod?
Human by Christina Perri

You are being sent to a deserted island you can bring one person and one item, who and what would you bring, and why?
Hmmm…. I think I would bring my father. I would bring him because I’m a daddy’s girl and he’s amazing. Also, he’s super craft and handy, and would probably be able to make a boat out of a tree with his bare hands or something else equally as nifty. I would bring with some rope, because that’s something that’s hard to recreate in nature. A rope could be used for many things in terms of survival or getting off of the island.

Favorite sport to play? What about to watch?
Favorite sport to play is hockey, and watch would be football. While I love to watch hockey, I love football and the culture of it adds a fun dimension.

Who is your favorite athlete and why?
My favorite athlete based on “on field” performance is Adrian Peterson. His determination to be his best, never give up attitude, strength and dedication to the game are nothing short of amazing.

What is your experience with sports?
I have played sports my entire life, and I love just about every sport. I danced until I entered high school where I had to choose between that and soccer. I played soccer, hockey and lacrosse through high school and went on to play hockey at the University of Minnesota from 2009-2013.

What has drawn you to the sport psychology world?
I have always been passionate about being there for people, creating relationships with them and helping them achieve their goals. Sport psychology allows me to combine that passion with my love and passion for sports, so it’s field and area that I feel strongly fits my interests and passions.

How have you used sport psychology in your life?
Growing up, I didn’t have access to sport psychology until I got to college at the U of M. I did not use the services at school like I wish I would have. Looking back, I wish I would have taken more advantage from those services, I am confident I would have benefited significantly from them!

What is your educational background and future aspirations?
I graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2013 with a B.A. in Psychology. I currently plan to go back to graduate school this coming fall, to study Counseling Psychology. From there, I hope to follow in the footsteps of the wonderful psychologists here at Premier.