Michaela B. Swee, PhD

Michaela B. Swee, PhD

McLean Hospital Title
Harvard Medical School Title
  • Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry


Michaela B. Swee, PhD, is a post-doctoral fellow at the Behavioral Health Partial Hospital Program at McLean Hospital. She completed her doctoral training in clinical psychology at Temple University and her pre-doctoral internship at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Swee’s research and clinical interests surround the intersection of shame, self-compassion, and internalizing psychopathology (e.g., anxiety, depression, complex trauma). She is interested in delivering and improving treatments aimed at helping individuals struggling with high levels of shame and self-criticism. Specifically, Dr. Swee specializes in acceptance, mindfulness, and compassion-focused approaches that reduce struggling and help individuals foster warmer intra- and interpersonal relationships.

Dr. Swee is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2020 Outstanding Student Clinician Award from the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology, which she received during her final year of graduate school. She is also the recipient of the 2022-2023 Adam Corneel Young Investigator Award at McLean. Dr. Swee has published a number of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.


Education & Training

  • 2012 BA in Psychology, Wesleyan University
  • 2021 PhD in Clinical Psychology, Temple University
  • 2020-2021 Pre-Doctoral Internship, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School
  • 2021-2022 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School


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