Miriam graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Theatre Arts from the University of Miami in Miami, Florida. She will graduate with her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology in December of 2020 and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a Child, Adolescent, and Family concentration at the Florida Institute of Technology. Miriam has been working with children, adults, and families for the past five years, with an emphasis on autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, social anxiety, parent training, and with couples with histories of domestic violence and substance use.
Miriam has worked with clients ranging in ages from children to senior citizens. She has conducted individual therapy, group therapy, couple’s therapy, social skills training, play therapy, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Her clinical interests include family conflict, marital discord, self-esteem issues, substance use, and adjustment to life transitions.
She uses an integrative, humanistic, and interpersonal processing approach to treatment. Miriam is working towards becoming a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist and a Certified Parent-Child Interaction therapist. She employs techniques from behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, positive psychology, and humanistic theory in her work. Miriam’s approach is warm, supportive, and empowering. Miriam believes that through a genuine and empathic relationship, clients are able to improve their lives and live in accordance with their values. Her goal is to increase resilience and quality of life in her clients.