Marlynn Wei, MD, JD is a board-certified Harvard and Yale-trained psychiatrist, therapist, certified yoga teacher, and author. She is author of The Harvard Medical School Guide to Yoga and writes for Psychology Today, the Huffington Post, and Harvard Health.
Dr. Wei specializes in treating stress, anxiety, and depression and works with clients to build self-esteem, self-confidence, and work through relationship and career issues. She provides a holistic approach that integrates mindfulness, nutritional psychiatry, psychotherapy, exercise, yoga, cognitive behavioral skill-building, and positive psychology. She works together to minimize the use of medications and can prescribe medications. Dr. Wei is the recipient of the distinguished Anne Alonso Award for Psychotherapy from Massachusetts General Hospital.
Her practice specializes in working with professionals and leaders in high-stress industries, including finance, law, technology, entrepreneurs, startups, medicine, and more. Dr. Wei integrates principles from positive psychology and creativity to help clients in design, acting, filmmaking, music, and writing, where she helps people face common questions and challenges of productivity, critical reception, motivation, and the meaning of success and fulfillment.
Her philosophy is rooted in the hope to help people find clarity and inspiration in all areas of their life– to live with authenticity and balance. Dr. Wei has appeared on Z Living’s Yoga Sutra Now and teaches yoga, breathing techniques, and meditation. She believes in the power of community and compassion and volunteers for Exhale to Inhale, a New York-based nonprofit that teaches yoga to women survivors of domestic violence and serves on the medical advisory board to Kula for Karma, a non-profit organization that offers yoga programs for cancer survivors.
Dr. Wei is a graduate of the Yale School of Medicine, Yale Law School, and served as chief resident at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital/ McLean Hospital psychiatry program. She has been admitted to and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association. She has served as senior editor for the Yale Law Journal and editor for the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics. She is an Honorary Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and Caucus on Integrative Medicine.
She has published in numerous academic publications, including The Journal of Health Law, Harvard Law School Human Rights Journal, and Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of General Hospital Psychiatry. She has served as peer reviewer for the National Science Foundation and assistant editor for the Harvard Review of Psychiatry.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Board Certification
Awards & Associations
Anne Alonso Award for Psychotherapy from Massachusetts General Hospital
Webb Fellowship Award from the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
American Psychiatric Association Award for Public Psychiatry
Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association
APA Caucus on Integrative Medicine
Member of the Massachusetts Bar Association
Science of Science & Innovation Policy Program, NSF reviewer
Scwhartz Award, American College of Legal Medicine
Patient Ethics Trachtenberg-Frackman Award, Albert Einstein School of Medicine