Miriam Kirmayer is a therapist, writer, and Ph.D. Candidate in clinical psychology at McGill University who specializes in young adult and adult friendships. Inspired by her passion for human connection and the science of psychology, her work focuses on helping others make and keep close friends by managing the challenging situations that come up in these important relationships. Miriam regularly works with the media to make information about well-being, psychology, and relationships available and relatable. In addition to writing for Psychology Today, she contributes interviews, expert commentary, and articles to top outlets, including CBC, Cosmopolitan, The Everygirl, Global News, Livestrong, The New York Times, Vogue, and Women's Health. She also consults with technology companies on the development and use of friendship apps.
Clinically, Miriam work with adolescents and young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, school and work related stress, perfectionism, low self-esteem, and relationship difficulties. Guided by a warm and practical approach, Miriam helps clients navigate important life decisions and transitions (including the transition to university or motherhood), achieve their personal and professional goals, and build stronger relationships with the people who matter most. Whether Miriam is working one-on-one, in a workshop, or with the media, her goal is to help others create meaningful relationships and fulfilling lives.