Miranda Phelps, Psy.D.

Dr Miranda PhelpsPsychologist

Dr. Miranda Phelps is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 25 years of experience working with children, teens, individual adults, couples and families.  She addresses a wide range of concerns and has specialized training and experience in trauma and attachment issues.  She has worked extensively with women and is a strong advocate for women gaining confidence and power in their own lives.

Dr. Phelps received her Psy.D. from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (now renamed William James College) in Boston in 1996, where she completed internships in settings that included mental health clinics, a family center, hospitals, and a youth guidance center.  Her dissertation focused on the emotional issues underlying children’s aggressive behavior.   She continued studying the link between personal history, emotions and behavior—and effective treatment approaches—with Dr. Dan Hughes, a renowned expert on attachment, over several years.  She has contributed chapters to two books on attachment, one for clinicians and one for parents, and has presented at conferences on this subject. With Buddhism as a guiding path in her life, she frequently incorporates meditation and mindfulness into treatment.

Dr. Phelps is the Dean of the Faculté de Travail Social et de Justice Sociale (FTSJS), a college for social work in Haiti that is an “external campus” of the Episcopal University in Port au Prince.  Originally in Bon Repos, the school has created an online program in response to the Pandemic and current violence.

In her spare time Dr. Phelps enjoys time with her family and friends, reading, writing, yoga, music, pickleball, and travel.