Dr. Miriam Selph graduated with her Masters and Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from Spalding University in Louisville, KY, with emphases in children, adolescents, and the family, and forensic psychology.
Dr. Selph has had treatment and assessment experience with many age ranges and settings. She has conducted art, play-therapy, sand-tray therapy, and cognitive behavioral trauma-focused therapy with preschool, elementary, and middle school aged children, as well as adolescents. She has also performed numerous psychological assessments for children with diagnoses such as autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, learning disorders, mood disorders, and trauma disorders.
With regard to adults, she has extensive experience conducting individual and group therapy with men and women in correctional and community outpatient settings, which has afforded her with a high level of skill in working with personality disorders, depression and anxiety, substance abuse, trauma-related disorders, and psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia. Additional adult assessment experience has also included working with veterans with psychological and neurological disorders.
While Dr. Selph enjoys performing a combination of therapy and assessment, her true passion is individual and group therapy. She operates from a mix of cognitive-behavioral (CBT) and dialectical behavioral (DBT) treatment modalities, delivered from a warm, empathetic style full of her own unique (and sometimes corny) sense of humor. Dr. Selph takes great enjoyment in seeing her clients’ progress in treatment, and she views her role as empowering and motivating her clients to grow and make changes. She cannot help but find her clients inspiring as she watches them tackle their healing and growth with incredible strength and resilience. She feels it is a privilege and joy to be able to guide and witness her clients navigate challenges successfully.
After having grown up primarily overseas in Kenya, Madagascar, and the Seychelles, she is happy to have found a place to settle and call home in North Carolina. However, she still retains a passion for travel, culture, and languages. In her down-time she enjoys painting, ballroom dancing, and hiking, and can often be found seated beside a lake or ocean reading or writing.
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