Anna Swan, Ph.D., ABPP

Executive Clinical Director - California

My Why

In my own research and clinical work, I have seen how un- and under-treated anxiety disorders can have a cascading negative impact on teens’ abilities to live their lives how they need and want to. I have also been privileged to see how effective, evidence-based care enables teens to take their lives back, try things out that seemed impossible before, and start listening to themselves and their own values instead of their worries. I am honored to be part of a team that prioritizes increasing access to high quality, evidence-based care.

Anna Swan, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who is Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology. Dr. Swan has over 10 years of clinical and research experience providing evidence-based therapy services for children, teens, and young adults with interfering anxiety and related concerns. She has experience working in academic medical, primary care, university, and outpatient clinic settings, providing clinical care, supervision, and training. Anna’s orientation is grounded in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and she is dedicated to increasing the reach of evidence-based assessments and interventions for youth anxiety and common related concerns by improving access to care and enhancing treatment outcomes.

Prior to joining Lumate, Anna held two faculty appointments. As a clinical assistant professor at the NYU Child Study Center, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, Anna provided direct clinical services for children, teens, and young adults experiencing elevated anxiety and mood concerns, as well as clinical supervision and training. Anna then joined the faculty at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). There, she provided specialty clinical care for children, teens, and families with anxiety, mood, and behavioral concerns, and provided training and clinical supervision for psychology and psychiatry learners in areas of expertise (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy). She continues to work with UCSF psychology and psychiatry learners as volunteer clinical faculty.

Anna earned her undergraduate degree from Yale University, graduating with Distinction in Psychology, received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Temple University, completed her pre-doctoral training at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in the Integrated Behavioral Health Track, and her postdoctoral training on the Anxiety and Mood Disorders Service at the NYU Child Study Center, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone. She received extensive training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, including Exposure with Response Prevention, Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Anna’s research has focused on assessing and intervening in anxiety and related concerns in youth. She has published over 20 research articles and book chapters on the assessment and treatment of child and adolescent anxiety disorders.

Anna lives in San Francisco, CA with her wife and their Pomeranian forever-puppy. On weekends you’ll find her enjoying the bay area’s hiking trails, swing dancing, and having long meals with friends and family.

**This video was produced prior to Anna joining the Lumate Team.

Select Publications:
Swan, A. J., Kendall, P. C., Olino, T., Ginsburg, G., Keeton, C., Compton, S., ... & Albano, A. M. (2018). Results from the Child/Adolescent Anxiety Multimodal Longitudinal Study (CAMELS): Functional outcomes. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 86(9), 738.
Swan, A. J., Kagan, E. R., Frank, H. E., Crawford, E., & Kendall, P. C. (2016). Collateral support: Involving parents and schools in treatment for youth anxiety. Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 1(1), 3-15.
Swan, A. J., & Kendall, P. C. (2016). Fear and missing out: Youth anxiety and functional outcomes. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 23(4), 417.
Swan, A. J., Carper, M. M., & Kendall, P. C. (2016). In pursuit of generalization: An updated review. Behavior Therapy, 47(5), 733-746.
Swan, A. J., Cummings, C. M., Caporino, N. E., & Kendall, P. C. (2014). Evidence-based intervention approaches for students with anxiety and related disorders.

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