Dylan Firsick, PhD

Clinical Sport Psychologist, University of Southern California

    Dylan Firsick, PhD, is a clinical sport psychologist for USC Athletics, as well as a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral science at Keck Medicine of USC and an adjunct assistant professor in the marriage and family therapy program at Rossier School of Education. He also maintains a private practice specializing with athlete populations in Los Angeles and Orange County, CA.

    He served as a pre-doctoral intern for health service psychology in USC’s Counseling and Mental Health (CMH) Services for a year (2015-16) and then a clinical sport psychology postdoctoral fellow for USC Athletics the following year (2016-17).

    He received his doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Northern Colorado in 2016. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Biola University in 2009 where he was a member of the Men’s Soccer team, and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of Colorado-Denver in 2011. He is a licensed psychologist by the California board of psychology.

    His professional interests include sport psychology, student-athlete adjustment and functioning, performance enhancement, injury recovery, alcohol and other drug treatment, men’s issues, sexual assault and relationship violence awareness and prevention, mindfulness in athlete populations, spirituality, research and program evaluation, cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal process therapy (CBT/IPT), depression, anxiety, diversity and multiculturalism, supervision and teaching.

    Dylan enjoys hiking, fishing, and backpacking with his wife Amy, and their Golden Retriever pup named Finley.