Dr. Miriam Aframe is a licensed clinical psychologist with over a dozen years of experience working with a broad range of child, adolescent and adult populations, providing individual and group counseling as well as psychological assessments and parent support. She has worked in residential, day treatment, foster care, private practice and school settings. Most recently, she served as Clinical Coordinator at Rebecca School in Manhattan, a therapeutic day school for children with neurodevelopmental disorders of relating and communicating, including autism spectrum disorders. She oversaw the mental health care of all students and staff at the school, and trained psychology doctoral students in various methodologies, including the Developmental Individual Differences Relationship-based (DIR®) model. She is passionate in her use of Floortime™, one component of the DIR® model, in fostering emotionally rich interactions in order to further social, emotional and intellectual development. Looking at each patient’s individual differences, including how he or she relates to others and the unique trajectory of his or her own development, helps Miriam to institute highly tailored treatment for each child and his or her family. Miriam uses this relational approach in working with children with neurodevelopmental delays, as well as those who are neurotypical and in need of support.
Miriam received her BA from Brandeis University and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The George Washington University. She is a certified DIRFloortime® Practitioner through The Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning (ICDL). She has presented on mental health and autism-related issues at various conferences, including The Young Child Expo & Conference and The ICDL DIRFloortime® Conference.