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Miriam Kassow, LMSW

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Miri (she/her) is a licensed psychotherapist. Originally from West Hartford, CT, Miri has called New York City her home for the past 10 years. Her practice as a clinician is deeply rooted in empathy and compassion for all clients. Miri believes that the client is the expert of their own lived experience, and that her role as a therapist is to help the client understand themselves and their lives more deeply and meaningfully. Pulling from several different modalities and orientations such as attachment-focused work, psychodynamic theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Miri is passionate about supporting her clients to find agency in leading the lives they aim to live. Miri considers herself a life-long student above all else and is constantly seeking to expand her knowledge and expertise as a clinician. Miri’s approach has worked well for various needs, including (but not limited to) survivors of trauma, mood and anxiety disorders, body-focused repetitive behaviors, and those seeking to explore their sexuality and/or gender. Outside of her practice, Miri loves to read, practice yoga, explore New York City on foot, and perfect new recipes in her Brooklyn kitchen. Miri also loves to sing and performs as a cantorial soloist. She received her graduate degree in social work from New York University and her undergraduate degree in International Studies with a Peace and Conflict concentration from Muhlenberg College.

About Miriam's practice



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In-person available: Yes

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Life Transitions



Trichotillomania/Body-Focused Repetitive Disease

Young Adulthood



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Get to Know Miriam

"Miriam is knowledgable and compassionate. She is a highly skilled clinician, with a natural openness and curiosity. - "

Mrs. Maria Pietruszka, Colleague

"Miriam is a kindhearted clinician who makes her clients feel comfortable and safe. Her support for her clients is strong and meaningful. "

Blair Luedke, Colleague

"Miriam is an empathetic and compassionate clinician, who makes it a priority for her clients to feel heard and supported throughout their therapeutic journey. She tailors her approach in order to best serve each of her client's individual needs. "

Jillian Linn Mooney, Colleague

"Miriam is an amazing therapist who brings instant warmth and comfort. Being in a room with Miriam is an ease for anyone. Highly recommend! "

Mr. David Diaz, Colleague

"Miriam is a sincere clinician who not only offers the space for clients to be their authentic selves, but provides tailored care for each client based on their personal needs. "

Rachel Moses, Colleague

"Miriam prioritizes offering a safe, nonjudgmental space for her clients to grow into the most authentic version of themselves. Using empathy and patience, she recognizes the importance of cultivating a meaningful therapeutic relationship with her clients. "

Lisa Piccininni, Colleague

"Miri is a talented social worker dedicated to supporting her clients with the utmost respect and clinical intervention. She provides insight, and actionable skills, and is willing to go the extra step for her clients to promote growth and healing. - "

Mr. Kyle William McEvoy, Colleague

"Miri is a kind, caring and warm therapist. She holds space for your thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Miri will challenge your thoughts and explore modalities that would work best for you! "

Ms. Greiny Rodriguez, Colleague

"Miriam is a curious and compassionate clinician. With her strength-based approach, she puts her clients at ease with a nurturing optimism. "

Mr. Brian Euseph Marriott-Molloy, Colleague

"Miriam is authentic and curious, building a space where clients are able to explore their goals and better understand themselves. She is a flexible and dedicated therapist with a warm and inviting presence. "

Mx. Kate Jamison, Colleague

"Miriam brings in a soothing kindness and genuine interest in understanding people's stories and experiences. She is continuously looking to expand her practice and go deeper into her expertise. "

Margaret Rau, Colleague

"Miriam brings a warmth and kindness to the therapeutic environment. Her approach is integrative and supported by her frequent engagements in enhancing her education. She is a wonderful and engaging clinician! "

Ms. Cristina Shea, Colleague

"Miriam is sincere and kind in her treatment with clients. She uses an eclectic approach that utilizes psychodynamic, CBT and DBT modalities amongst others to help her clients processes their emotions and thoughts. "

Artur Lebiedzinski, Colleague

"Miriam is an empathetic and knowledgeable psychotherapist who believes in empowering her clients to understand themselves deeply and lead meaningful lives."

David Stahler - Clinical Intern, Colleague

"Miriam is dedicated and kind, creating warm and empathetic space for her clients. Her strength-based approach encourages clients to explore and grow. "

Miles Willis, Clinical Intern, Colleague

"Miriam's authentic, curious, and dedicated approach, coupled with her warm and inviting presence, creates a transformative space for clients to explore their goals and deepen self-understanding."

Amanda Fogel - Clinical Intern, Colleague

Are there any philosophies or values that inform your work that I should know about?

I strive to practice from a strengths-based, anti-oppressive, trauma-informed lens. I will encourage exploration of clients as whole people within their environments and not simply as the presenting issue bringing them into therapy.

How should I prepare for my first session with you?

In our intake sessions, I will guide most of our conversation to obtain a well-rounded view of who you are. The first few sessions don't require much preparation on the client's end, though it's always helpful to have identified a couple of treatment goals prior to meeting.

Where did you work before going into private practice?

Before going into private practice, I worked as a clinical social worker at two community-based mental health clinics. Through this work, I provided therapy to individuals in both a clinic setting and to teenagers in a public high school, virtually and in-person. I primarily worked with individuals experiencing depression and suicidal ideation, anxiety, grief, ADHD, and major life transitions. I worked with clients between the ages of 8 and 65. I loved the work and feel it provided me with a strong background in therapeutic treatment.