Psychotherapy consultation room

Miriam Emad


Miriam Emad | Psychologist

BPsych (PGDip.), MPsych (Clin.)

Miriam is a registered psychologist and holds a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology. She is experienced providing individual and group-based psychological interventions to clients with complex needs across a range of settings, including private practice, psychiatric hospitals, and outpatient services. Her work has spanned alcohol and other drugs, harm reduction programs, and adolescents and youth.

Areas of specialisation

Miriam’s clinical practice is focused on supporting clients with severe mental illness to live meaningful and productive lives. She has worked extensively with individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, mood disorders, and complex trauma. Miriam is especially skilled in assisting patients to enhance emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Emotional dysregulation
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Substance use
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Problems with identity formation
  • Complex trauma
  • Interpersonal problems

Miriam also supports young people through the challenges experienced during the transition from adolescence to adulthood and helps individuals to cope with the challenge of adjusting to changes in life circumstances, including relationship breakdowns, grief and loss, and injury or illness.

Therapeutic approaches

Miriam embodies a compassionate and authentic approach to therapy. She is trained in a variety of evidence-based psychotherapies and works with her clients to find the approach that best matches with that individual’s therapeutic needs and preferences.

  • Dialectial Behaviour Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Background Information

Miriam has a wealth of teaching and training experience in the field of psychology, including lecturing on the topic of substance abuse and clinical skills at both Griffith and Bond University. She is a published researcher in the area of attentional psychophysiology.