Miriam Kirmayer is a Ph.D. candidate in clinical psychology at McGill University and a therapist who specializes in young adult and adult friendships. Her work focuses on helping others make and keep close friends by managing the challenging situations that come up in these crucial and often overlooked relationships. She regularly presents her work at national and international conferences.
Clinically, Kirmayer works with children, adolescents, and adults experiencing a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, life transitions, and school- and work-related stress. She contributes expert commentary on issues related to friendships and mental health, in outlets including Teen Vogue and The Everygirl, as well as City TV’s Breakfast Television. She also consults with technology companies on the development and use of friendship apps.