My Approach to Helping
A Montreal, Canada native Myriam is an avid traveler, and multilingual therapist speaking French, Spanish and English. Matters of culture and diversity are important to her, as are spirituality and growth. She devotes her work to serving all families, individuals, and couples across the lifespan. She is a Supervisor and a Perinatal Specialist.
Fostering a sense of creative interaction, engaging exercises, and a commitment toward change, Myriam seeks to inspire real-life solutions for guests who feel blocked by their struggles. Due in part to her knowledge in areas of family systems, intimacy, and communication, Myriam is able to inspire positive change in a manner that's easy to comprehend. Whether guests are searching for skills to cope with anxiety, reduce marital discord, or trying to connect with their children, Myriam can provide a detailed and organically developed plan on how to effectively create the change one wishes to see in the world.
Because of her years working alongside parents, she is skilled at coaching others on positive discipline techniques and healthier communication within a family. Adolescents experience her as approachable and parents as a refreshing ally. She also specializes in prenatal, postnatal, and fertility issues.
In addition to her knowledge level of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness skills, Myriam is known by her guests as being someone who is willing to hold her guests accountable to the goals they set. She also has worked with couples and individuals on sexual struggles and difficulties with physical intimacy as well as fertility concerns. Couples and partners therapy is an important area of her work including a look at areas of multiculturalism and diversity.
Myriam has a certificate in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and utilizes a combination of education, mindfulness, and skills work to address mental health concerns surrounding pregnancy. Whether it affects the mother, the father, or older siblings, Myriam will encourage all family members to share their feelings regarding their loss of freedom and control, communicate their needs to each other, and formulate committed actions based on their newfound values that will move them closer to the kind of caretakers they want to be.
One of Myriam's mantras is "where there's life, there is hope". Guests who work with Myriam will find a profoundly devoted and skilled therapist. Her interventions are experiential in nature, creating sessions that are lively and full of work. In this way, Myriam directly reaches into the heart of the issue posing alternative solutions to move toward meaningful success. She is currently accepting guests in Naperville and Wicker Park studios.