Michaela B. Swee, PhD

Michaela B. Swee, PhD

McLean Hospital Title
Harvard Medical School Title
  • Instructor in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry

Biography

Michaela B. Swee, PhD, is a staff psychologist in the Outpatient Trauma Clinic and co-director of Adult Psychology Training at McLean Hospital. She is an instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Her research and clinical interests surround the intersection of shame, self-compassion, and internalizing psychopathology (e.g., trauma- and stressor-related disorders, anxiety disorders, and obsessive-compulsive related disorders). Dr. Swee is interested in improving and delivering treatments aimed at helping individuals struggling with high levels of shame and self-criticism across a range of psychological disorders. To this end, she specializes in acceptance, mindfulness, and compassion-focused approaches that aim to help individuals reduce struggle in their lives and foster warmer intra- and interpersonal relationships.

Dr. Swee is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2022-2023 Adam Corneel Young Investigator Award to study compassion-focused group therapy for PTSD. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

Expertise

Education & Training

Degrees:
  • 2012 BA in Psychology, Wesleyan University
  • 2021 PhD in Clinical Psychology, Temple University
Fellowship:
  • 2020-2021 Pre-Doctoral Internship, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School
  • 2021-2022 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Board Certifications:
  • 2022 Licensed Psychologist, Board of Registration of Psychologists, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Contact

Phone: 617.855.3088
Office Address: Recreation Building, Room G05A