Gettin' Gritty with Dr. J

Gettin' Gritty with Dr. J

Gettin' Gritty with Dr. J is a podcast about building mental toughness on and off the field. Dr. Julie Wiernik is a licensed sports psychologist with over 20 years of experience in improving athlete performance and overall mental health. If you're an athlete, parent, coach, or just someone who wants to become a grittier human being, this is the podcast for you.

Recent Episodes

Talking with Taylor - From Baseball Injuries to Military Service and Mental Health

Feb. 24, 2023

In this episode, Dr. J has an engaging conversation with Taylor and his roadmap from standout high school and college pitcher to serving his country in the Air Force. He is candid about his positive and negative experiences …

Behind the Scenes in the Studio - Discussing Various Topics Including Grieving, Situational Awareness, PTSD

Feb. 8, 2023

On this espisode, Dr. J and her producer John speak on a number of topics including dealing with streees, grieving the loss of a loved one, situational awareness and assisting those in the military suffering with PTSD.

2023: The Year of Mental Health

Jan. 16, 2023

In this first episode of the new year, Dr. J discusses the reaction to the recent collapse of NFL player, Damar Hamlin and how the country has rallied around his recovery. In the larger discussion, she shares the changing mi…

Candid Conversation with Mitch Lyons, Founder of End Abusive Coaching Campaign

Nov. 7, 2022

The End Abusive Coaching Campaign is for you.   Dr. J and Mitch Lyons, former college basketball coach and founder of the End Abusive Coaching Campaign talk about the mental and psychological effects on abusive coaching and…

In the Studio - Gridiron Gamble: The Risk and Reward of American Football

Oct. 31, 2022

This week is an 'In the Studio' episode where the mics are left on as Dr. J and her producer John have conversations about various aspects of sports, mental health and pop culture. Today's episode starts out talking about fo…

Raising a Confident and Independent Young Woman with Guest Jennifer Colglazier

Oct. 24, 2022

Raising teenagers can be a daunting task. Excelling in athletics and academics can be a great catalyst for raising confident and independent young people. What happens when a new coach enters the scene and underminds years o…