Miriam Rowan, PsyD, Clinical and Sport Psychology Fellow
Previously a professional ballet dancer, Miriam now works with adolescents and adults specializing in athletes, artists, and other professional high-performers. Miriam strives to be genuine, attentive, and nonjudgmental in her practice while facilitating change. She helps clients find and maintain balance when facing career change, burnout, injuries, creative blocks, performance anxiety, and disordered eating.
Miriam is a fellow at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School, specializing in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and adolescent and family therapy. She has particular expertise in trauma, social anxiety, and eating disorders. She routinely integrates mindfulness practices to improve mental clarity and stress management.
Prior to joining Amplify Wellness + Performance, she earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the P.G.S.P.-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium and trained at Stanford Medicine, the Palo Alto VA, Kaiser Permanente, NYC Health+Hospitals, and within community, school, and college settings. Her dissertation focused on team culture surrounding issues of disordered eating, exercise patterns, and poor body image among Stanford athletes.
As a former dancer with the San Francisco Ballet and alumna of the School of American Ballet and Professional Children’s School, Miriam is particularly versed in the experiences of performing artists and aesthetic sport athletes. She has published book chapters on performance psychology and the psychological issues of injury in dance. She has particular interest in injury experiences and the dynamics of sexual assault within sport and performing arts contexts. Her comments have appeared in The New York Times and Romper.com. Miriam’s favorite out-of-office activities include escaping to nature, family, dance, and yoga.