Drew Mikita, LPC

Coach/Sport Psychology

 

I have lived in Breckenridge for over a decade, originally from the great state of O-H-I-O. Moving to the mountains of Colorado seemed like my destiny from childhood, envisioning the life of  TJ Burke from Aspen Extreme. The trails of Summit County are my sanctuary, my happy place, where my soul lives and breathes. I met my wife, Molly in Breck and it has become home for our furry family. Everyday with Molly and our dogs, playing in Summit County feels like a dream!

 

Going back to my days in High School as the mascot (Thor the Explorer) and co-founder of the “super fans”, supporting people has been in my blood. I love to encourage people to strive for goals, push limits, and grow. Challenging myself to be better by focusing on the next right decision, whatever that may be. I love to help people become the best version of themselves possible.

Drew Mikita, 2017 Imperial Challenge (Photo: ClimbBetty)

 

Hobbies and Sports

  • Backcountry skiing
  • Mountain biking
  • Trail running
  • Disc golfing
  • Cooking
  • Traveling with Molly and the dogs
  • Writing
  • Art

Drew Mikita, 2017 Firecracker 50 (Photo: Climbbetty)

Education and Licensure

  • Currently pursuing Doctorate in Sport Psychology and Human Performance (presently writing dissertation)
    • Anticipated 2018-University of the Rockies
  • Master’s Degrees in Community & Rehabilitation Counseling
    2007-Ohio University
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology
    2004-Ohio University
  • Colorado Licensed Professional Counselor (Counselor #6014)

 

Professional

  • Associate Professor of Psychology-Colorado Mountain College (2008-Present)
  • Private Practice Mental Health Therapy & Sport Psychology Consulting (2010-present)
  • Writer/Blogger

 

Recently

  • Mount Everest Marathon
  • Imperial Challenge
  • Breckenridge Enduro
  • Firecracker 50
  • Steamboat Stinger 50
  • 2015 USA Ultimate National Championships

 

Current Goals

 

Quotes

  • Gratitude and joy are far greater motivators than anger and insecurity
  • When you are ready to throw in the towel,  done with a ride, goal, or life, be grateful that you have a towel. Use the towel to wipe away your tears, blood, sweat, excuses and keep moving. Then when you reach your goal… use the towel as a pillow and take a nap.