Joan Muir

I am passionate about serving couples and families.

When there is conflict in our family, when our romantic relationship breaks down, when marriage is a daily burden rather than a joyful experience, it can be really painful. Getting professional help before a crisis is a great idea. But if you are in crisis, do not despair. I can help you. Working together, we can transform any broken relationship.

About Me

Maintaining healthy family and romantic relationships is important to all of us. If you are struggling with a breakdown in a family relationship, need help with parenting a troubled teen, or dealing with family conflict, I can help you. If you are preparing for marriage, want to increase your marital satisfaction, facing a break up of a serious relationship, or contemplating divorce, I have the expertise to help you. I am a clinical psychologist who has developed family therapy models for troubled youth and implemented family therapy programs all over the world. I have over twenty years of experience in restoring troubled relationships

Dr. Muir has transformed hundreds of couples and families in her private practice.

I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University, completed my internship at Yale University and the post-doctoral fellowship in adolescent psychology at Columbia University. Building a twenty-year career at the University of Miami, I started as a family therapy researcher and today I develop family therapy programs all over the world.

Professional Training & Experience

  • Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Yale University School of  Medicine 1992-1993
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychology Columbia University & Presbyterian Hospital 1994-1995
  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology Fordham University 1995
  • Research Assistant Professor University of Miami School of Medicine 1998-2004
  • Private Practice 2000-Present
  • Executive Director, Brief Strategic Family Therapy Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine 2007-Present

Community Service Highlights

  • National Secretary, Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) 2016-2017
  • President, Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) South Florida Chapter 2009-2010
  • Advisor on Youth Intervention Programs, Thelma Gibson Health Initiative 2009-2011
  • National Training Committee, National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network 2000-2004

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300 South Pine Island Road
Suite 256
Plantation, Forida 33324

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