MindEdge is a Sport & Performance Consulting Firm committed to supporting athletes, professionals, and organizations that are dedicated to maximizing their performance. Our sport psychology programs use proven research and technology to help athletes train their brains to thrive under pressure. MindEdge teaches clients to push past mental blocks, build confidence, and consistently perform at their highest potential.
Dr. Shira A. Oretzky is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Sport Psychologist, specializing in working with high-school, collegiate, Olympic, and professional athletes. She is a faculty member at San Diego State University, where she works with NCAA Division I athletes and has a private practice in Del Mar, California.
Dr. Oretzky earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego. Her research on how yoga can improve depression, anxiety, and physical symptoms in young adults naturally led her to incorporate psychophysiology and a mind-body approach in her practice. Dr. Oretzky has presented at various conferences including the American Psychological Association and OMED, American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine program, and her work has been featured in publication.
Dr. Oretzky has been passionate about sports her entire life. She was a competitive gymnast growing up and later went on to compete in soccer and volleyball. She continues an active lifestyle as an adult by surfing, swimming, practicing yoga, and biking. Her enthusiasm for athletics has led her to work with many great athletes on improving their game and maximizing their potential through mental skills training.
Dr. Oretzky is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant® administered by the Association of Applied Sports Psychology (AASP) and a member of the American Psychological Association, Division 47 Exercise and Sport Psychology, San Diego Psychological Association (SDPA)-Board of Directors and Sport Psychology Committee Chair, San Diego Sport Psychology Associates, and the Psi Chi National Honors Society.
Shira A. Oretzky, Ph.D.
Certified Mental Performance Consultant
Erin Kelly Bartelma, Psy.D.
Dr. Erin Kelly Bartelma is a licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in both Sport Psychology and Health & Wellness Coaching. Dr. Bartelma’s work focuses on helping athletes of all levels improve their performance and find balance in their life both on and off the playing field. Dr. Bartelma is a Senior Staff Psychologist at University of California, San Diego and has a private practice. Dr. Bartelma is an active member of her community and frequently hosts Sport Psychology and Health & Wellness Workshops.
Dr. Bartelma is originally from Boston, Massachusetts but moved to California for graduate school. Her passion for the outdoors quickly made her a permanent resident of San Diego. Dr. Bartelma received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University’s California School of Professional Psychology. Her professional training included work at University of San Diego, Rady Children’s Hospital, and CSUSM’s Student Health and Counseling Center and San Diego State University.
Dr. Bartelma’s sport history consists of playing NCAA soccer at Skidmore College (she was captain her senior year), playing lacrosse, and horseback riding. She also currently enjoys yoga, surfing, skiing, and is an avid runner (she has run two marathons and a handful of half-marathons).
Joshua Oakley Drayer is the Operations Manager at MindEdge. Joshua is responsible for assisting with the planning, directing, and coordinating of business operations at MindEdge. His duties include overseeing that business procedures are efficiently and effectively executed in order to best meet the need of our clients.
Joshua received his Bachelor's Degree in psychology from San Diego State University where he served as the College of Sciences Representative for the University, an Academic and Wellness Peer Educator for the Counseling Center, and the Chief Financial Officer and Health and Safety Manager of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He is currently pursuing a graduate degree at Florida State University in the Master’s of Sport Psychology Program. In addition, he is a Certified Personal Trainer, where he combines his knowledge of sports science and physiology with performance psychology to help his clients engage in enhanced physical fitness to achieve an overall healthier lifestyle. His background as a competitive athlete in soccer, track and field, and cross country gives him first hand experience of an athlete's inner world. He has a passion for sport and performance psychology, with a particular interest in flow and motivation theories, and how the two relate to athletic performance enhancement.
Joshua Oakley Drayer