Dr. Miry believes in powerful, state-of-the-art treatment that is based on current scientific research and is individualized to reflect your values, experiences, and needs. As a clinician who has completed her training and fellowships at renowned university hospitals such as Stanford University Hospital and Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Miry is highly skilled in evidence-based treatments. These treatments ensure that therapy offers support, teaches coping skills, fosters growth and self-exploration, helps balance emotions, and targets psychological symptoms:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. CBT is a research-supported treatment that focuses on identifying and changing patterns of thinking and beliefs. CBT is a powerful treatment for a wide variety of problems, including: depressive disorders, bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, and substance abuse. In studies, CBT has been demonstrated to be as useful as antidepressant medication for individuals with medication. CBT has been found to be superior than antidepressant medication in preventing relapse of depressive symptoms. In addition, multiple studies have indicated that patients who receive CBT in addition to medication treatment have better outcomes that people who do not receive CBT. Treatment based upon CBT involves work not only in therapy, but at home between sessions. Clients are often asked to complete mood logs and written exercises. Therapists who provide CBT are often active, problem-focused, and goal-directed. For additional information on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, please contact Dr. Miry.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. DBT is a system of therapy originally developed by Dr. Marsha M. Linehan, a psychology researcher at the University of Washington. DBT was originally created to treat people with borderline personality disorder who struggled with intense depressive symptoms, suicide attempts, and self-harming behavior. In the years since its development, DBT has been shown to be effective in treating patients who present varied symptoms and behaviors associated with the spectrum of mood disorders, including self-injury, substance abuse, trauma, and eating disorders. DBT strives for a relationship in which the therapist is the patient’s ally and a provider of support, validation, and acceptance while striving for change. The core dialectic in DBT is acceptance and change. DBT is made up of multiple treatment modes, including: individual therapy, group skills training, and telephone coaching calls. For additional information on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, please contact Dr. Miry.

Skills Training.Skills Training involves the teaching of specific life skills, including: mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance. Skills training can occur in either individual therapy or group therapy formats. The goal of skills training is to offer patients specific tools that will help them cope during moments of stress, manage relationships more effectively, balance their own mood, and get emotions under control. For additional information on Skills Training, please contact Dr. Miry.