About Miriam

Miriam Kirmayer is a therapist, writer, speaker, and Ph.D. Candidate in clinical psychology at McGill University based in Montreal. A go-to resource on young adult and adult friendships, her work is inspired by her passion for human connection and the science of psychology.

 
In her research, Miriam focuses on helping others make and keep close friends by managing the challenging situations that come up in these important relationships. Miriam regularly presents her work at national and international conferences and leads workshops on resolving conflicts, strengthening resilience, cultivating self-compassion, and building successful relationships.
 
In her clinical work, Miriam sees children, adolescents, and adults who experience a range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, and school and work related stress. Guided by a warm and practical approach, Miriam helps her clients navigate life transitions (whether it’s the transition to university or motherhood), achieve their personal and professional goals, and build healthy relationships with the people who matter most— friends, partners, and family members. As a Consultant, Miriam works with tech companies on the development, use, and marketing of friendship and relationship apps. She is committed to bridging the gap between psychological research and industry.

Miriam is also passionate about her work as a Media Contributor. She devotes much of her time to writing articles and providing interviews and expert commentary on topics related to friendships, relationships, and mental health. Miriam runs a popular blog with Psychology Today, Casual to Close, and appears in top outlets, including Bustle, The Bump, CBC, Engadget, The Everygirl, Global News, Livestrong, MyDomaine, Vogue, and City TV’s Breakfast Television. Whether it’s working one-on-one or with the media, her goal is to help others create meaningful relationships and fulfilling lives and to make information about well-being and psychology available and relatable.


 

Miriam Kirmayer is a therapist and Ph.D. Candidate in clinical psychology at McGill University who specializes in young adult and adult friendships. Her work is inspired by her passion for human connection and the science of psychology.
 
In her research, Miriam focuses on helping others make and keep close friends by managing the challenging situations that come up in these important relationships. She regularly presents her work at national and international conferences and leads workshops on resolving conflicts, strengthening resilience, cultivating self-compassion, and building successful relationships.

 
Clinically, Miriam works with children, adolescents, and adults who experience a range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, and school and work related stress. Guided by a warm and practical approach, Miriam helps clients navigate life transitions, achieve their personal and professional goals, and build healthy relationships with the people who matter most— friends, partners, and family.

Miriam also provides expert commentary on topics related to friendships and mental health, appearing in outlets including The Bump, Teen Vogue, Engadget, and City TV’s Breakfast Television. She is a regular contributor to Psychology Today and The Everygirl and is passionate about working with the media to make information related to well-being, psychology, and relationships available and relatable.

As a Consultant, Miriam works with tech companies on the development and use of friendship apps, which are becoming increasingly popular for making friends in adulthood. She is committed to bridging the gap between psychological research and industry.