(M.A., Personality Psychology, American University, 2004; Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Loyola University Maryland, 2009)
Miriam completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore. She enjoys working with undergraduate and graduate students on identity development, adjustment difficulties, improving relationships, managing stress, and processing trauma. She hopes to support all students build more effective relationships and practice new ways of coping with difficult emotions and intrusive thoughts while they juggle the many demands of student life. In particular, Miriam strives to support women, individuals from cross-cultural backgrounds, first generation college students, and students experiencing distress related to their religious or faith upbringing. Miriam has specialized training working with those who have experienced trauma and with cross-cultural dynamics in counseling, and she is committed to providing culturally sensitive services and to attend to issues of social justice both in and outside of the therapy room. Her clinical approach draws from interpersonal process and attachment theory, as well as mindfulness-based cognitive techniques. As a supervisor, Miriam uses an interpersonal process approach within a developmental lens to help supervisees grow into their own unique style as a therapist. Personally, Miriam enjoys spending time out with her family, experiencing new places and foods, reading all kinds of literature, dancing awkwardly but with abandon, making up silly nicknames for her cats, and singing loudly to pop music in her car.