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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.
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Trichotillomania/Body-Focused Repetitive Disease
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Mrs. Maria Pietruszka, Colleague
Blair Luedke, Colleague
Jillian Linn Mooney, Colleague
Mr. David Diaz, Colleague
Rachel Moses, Colleague
Lisa Piccininni, Colleague
Mr. Kyle William McEvoy, Colleague
Ms. Greiny Rodriguez, Colleague
Mr. Brian Euseph Marriott-Molloy, Colleague
Mx. Kate Jamison, Colleague
Margaret Rau, Colleague
Ms. Cristina Shea, Colleague
Artur Lebiedzinski, Colleague
David Stahler - Clinical Intern, Colleague
Miles Willis, Clinical Intern, Colleague
Amanda Fogel - Clinical Intern, Colleague
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.
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.
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.