Meaghan McCarthy works with athletes of all ages, sports and skill levels as the owner and head mental performance consultant of M3 Sport Psych in Monrovia, Calif. Her love for sport psychology began at the age of 16, when she discovered she could combine her passion for hockey with her desire to help others.
While getting her bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Redlands, McCarthy played ice hockey for four years on the men’s D-III varsity, leading the team as a captain during her last two years. She earned her master's in Sport Psychology from John F. Kennedy University, and her thesis explored the experience, honor and sacrifice of being an elite ice hockey captain.
McCarthy is actively trying to advance the field of sport psychology through her membership in the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and as a founder of the Southern California Society of Sport Psychology (SCSSP).
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