About Makiko Watanabe, PhD

Dr. Makiko Watanabe (she/her) is a child psychologist in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for children and adolescents with anxiety, mood, and behavioral disorders. She also offers brief consultations and group-based interventions to families through collaborations with pediatrics.

Dr. Watanabe earned her undergraduate psychology degree from The University of Chicago and her doctorate in clinical psychology from George Washington University. She completed her predoctoral internship at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, conducting diagnostic evaluations and providing evidence-based interventions and consultation-liaison services. During her post-doctoral fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, she provided Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for adolescents and young adults with suicidal/nonsuicidal self-injurious behaviors and/or characteristics associated with Borderline Personality Disorder.

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Mass General Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
55 Fruit St.
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Suite 6A
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-724-5600

Medical Education

  • PhD, George Washington University
  • Residency, Boston Childrens Hospital
  • Fellowship, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

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