Dr. Courtney L. McMickens is a Harvard-trained adult, child and adolescent psychiatrist who believes in the unique potential and gift of every individual. Based on her lived experience and training, she seeks to strengthen resilience and promote mental well-being among children and young adults.
Dr. McMickens graduated summa cum laude from Tuskegee University with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School where she also received an MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Dr. McMickens completed residency in general psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School. She went on to complete the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale School of Medicine, earning a Master of Health Sciences (MHS) degree. She has training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Solution-Focused Family Therapy, Play Therapy and other therapeutic models.
Dr. McMickens has published and presented on topics related to addressing barriers to mental health services, including improving readiness for integrated mental health transformation, assessment of school mental health crises, assessing trauma-informed child care, and community-based treatment of maternal depression.
Her recognitions include serving as a Zuckerman Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Center on Public Leadership (2008-2009), American Psychiatric Association (APA) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Fellow (2012-2014), and The American College of Psychiatrists Laughlin Fellowship program (2014).