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Jacqueline Sperling, PhD

McLean Hospital Title
Harvard Medical School Title
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry


Jacqueline Sperling, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, faculty at Harvard Medical School, and the co-founder and co-program director of the McLean Anxiety Mastery Program at McLean Hospital. She is the author of the young adult nonfiction book “Find Your Fierce: How to Put Social Anxiety in Its Place” and a contributor for Harvard Health Publishing.

Dr. Sperling specializes in implementing evidence-based treatments, such as cognitive behavior therapy, and working with youth who present with anxiety disorders and/or obsessive compulsive disorder. She also focuses on providing parent guidance by using treatments, such as behavioral parent training, to help families address children’s internalizing and externalizing behaviors.


Book Find Your Fierce

Find Your Fierce
by Jacqueline Sperling, PhD
(Magination Press/American Psychological Association, 2021)

Education & Training

  • 2006 BA in Psychology, Duke University
  • 2007 MA in Clinical Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 2010 CPhil in Clinical Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 2012 PhD in Clinical Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 2011-2012 Pre-Doctoral Internship, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School
  • 2012-2013 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Board Certifications:
  • 2013 Licensed Psychologist, Board of Registration of Psychologists, Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Phone: 617.674.5335
Office Address: Cambridge Outpatient - 799 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA