Miranda Hosbein, MA, AMFT is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT 119100). Miranda is compassionate, non-judgemental, and empathetic, and she strongly values the opportunity to connect with clients where they are, working collaboratively to find and build on personal strengths to enhance quality of life and build a meaningful life worth living. Miranda believes that every person comes to therapy as a unique human with their own story to tell, and she seeks to create a strong therapeutic relationship with clients to provide opportunities to explore their humanness together. While she knows this can often be a vulnerable experience for people, Miranda seeks to empower clients to find their strength and resiliency through this process.
Miranda received her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2016 from the University of San Diego and received her Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Family Studies with specializations in Child Development and Family Systems and Stress Models. Her professional experience includes over four years of clinical experience working with youth, adults, and families. Miranda started her clinical work through Rady Children's Outpatient Psychiatry working with children, teens, and families, and expanded this to include volunteering at pop-up medical facilities in Tijuana, Mexico. This was done in partnership with other professionals from San Diego and Mexico to provide free support for mental and physical health needs. Miranda then proceeded to provide school-based therapeutic support to pre-teens and teens through the South Carolina Department of Mental Health, working to grow and develop therapeutic support in individual schools. She participated in community panels to increase suicide awareness and improve community response in crisis, and worked diligently to implement support within the schools to improve awareness of student mental health needs and increase trauma-informed school interactions. She has spent significant time working in outpatient, school-based, and community-based settings to provide support to families experiencing a variety of mental health needs, including managing issues that arise after trauma and grief experiences, significant emotion-driven behaviors, crisis and adjustment associated with personal and family transitions and changes, suicidality, homelessness, blending family systems, mood and anxiety disorders, and managing conflict and connection in interpersonal relationships.
Miranda also has over 10 years of experience supporting youth, adults, and families through non-profit outreach and family support programs across Michigan and in Washington, D.C. These experiences included creating STEAM-focused school programs for youth to create an engaging environment to learn, grow, and connect with peers and supportive adults, as well as providing play-based programing, functional family support, and advocacy in family homeless shelters. Miranda also has training and experience providing intensive, in-home Applied Behavior Analysis (or ABA Therapy) to children and families managing significant behavioral and developmental concerns. In any setting and role, Miranda makes it a priority to create genuine and authentic connections with youth and families, and strongly believes in the power that comes from supportive and meaningful relationships.
Currently Miranda is under the clinical supervision of Sue Boyd, LCSW, BCD and participates in PEP's DBT consultation team.