Hello! My name is Miriam, I am a doctoral intern here at the counseling center. I recently moved here from the Boston area, and am looking forward to experiencing all the adventures that Maine has to offer. Psychology has always been a passion of mine because I love learning about how people think and behave, how we are influenced by our cultures, familial backgrounds, environments, and life experiences. In my free time, you can find me trying out new food spots, shopping, exploring trails, spending time with my family & friends, or catching up on one of my favorite shows at the moment. I value authenticity, empathy, humor, and acceptance.
What has been your most embarrassing moment (that you are willing to share)?
On my first day at college orientation, I and all the other incoming freshmen were doing different icebreaker games around campus. My group and I were on the field outside of the school, throwing a ball around. Many other groups of students were around us as well. Someone in my group threw the ball to me and it went right over my head. I ran – on the wet grass – to get it…and fell flat on my face in front of all the other freshmen! I was mortified, and a girl from my group could not stop laughing about it. We ended up being good friends for the rest of college, so at least something good came from my first day fall!
What is your favorite food?
I have a huge sweet tooth, so most of my favorite “foods” are desserts. Lately I’ve been loving mint chocolate chip ice cream, but since coming to Maine I’ve also been baking cupcakes, cobblers, and more. If you have any great baking recipes you’d like to share, I’d be happy to hear them!
If you could take a trip anywhere in the world, were would you go?
There are many places around the world I’d like to visit, but one place on my bucket list is Switzerland. Not only do I want to experience their charming villages and have easy access to all the Swiss chocolate, but I would love to go on the Glacier Express. I’ve heard that the scenic ride surrounded by mountains, cliffs, and glaciers is surreal, definitely hoping to make the trip one day!
Professional Credentials and Interests?
I am currently a doctoral student of Clinical Psychology and have a Master’s degree in Professional Psychology. While I have worked with individuals from all ages, from young children to older adults, I’ve enjoyed working with college students and young adults the most, exploring topics of identity and self-reflection, processing life transitions, trauma, grief, and interpersonal relationships, as well as working through the day-to-day issues that arise for college students. I draw from various theoretical approaches in my therapy, such as CBT, DBT, and Humanistic, and will utilize what I think is most helpful and tailored to you. Therapy is a journey we take together, and I look forward to getting to know you and supporting you through it!