Dr. Megan Harrity joined Kansas Athletics in July 2006 as its first full-time Counseling and Sport Psychologist. Dr. Harrity is a licensed psychologist with specialized training in working with collegiate student-athletes. She offers confidential counseling and peak performance training to KU student-athletes, using a strengths-based approach to help student-athletes reach their full potential in sport and life. She helps individuals strengthen their mental game by teaching skills such as imagery, positive thinking and relaxation. She also conducts personal counseling for issues such as depression, anxiety, stress management, eating disorders, substance use, dealing with injury, relationship concerns and adjustment issues. Dr. Harrity co-developed the original curriculum for the inaugural Big 12 Leadership Summit, hosted by KU in July 2010, and served as a facilitator for the 2011 Big 12 Leadership Summit.
Megan is originally from Rochester, N.Y. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Dayton in 1999 and completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at The Ohio State University in 2004. Prior to joining Kansas Athletics, she worked at Kansas State University and the University of Cincinnati. Megan lives in Lawrence with her husband Mike Harrity, who also works for Kansas Athletics as an Associate Athletics Director, Community Relations and Outreach, and their daughter Grace.