Miriah Rutledge

My Approach To Therapy

I am a marriage and family therapist who believes in the resilience of others. I believe that life is entirely relational, and that working within the context of relationships helps ensure long-term treatment success. Relationships are hard and take effort; however they are also our greatest source of happiness. When we feel understood, valued, and loved in our relationships, our self-confidence increases. Isn’t that what we all desire? It does not matter if you are a teenager finding your way or an established adult; our relationships help us define who we are and what our worth is.

Whether you’re:
     • An individual reconnecting with yourself after the end of a relationship; uncertain of who you are now and where you’re going…
     • A mom who feels like she’s giving to everyone but herself; a mom feeling pummeled by perfection…
     • OR a teen who feels like no one gets them; a teen who no one listens to…

We can work together to raise your voice and regain a sense of connection to yourself and those that are important to you, as you redefine what happiness means to you.

About Me

Miriah received her Bachelor’s of Science in Secondary English Education from Penn State University, and her Master’s of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from La Salle University. In addition to her work as a therapist, Miriah is an adjunct professor at Temple University where she teaches Interpersonal Communications and Team Process.

Miriah has more than 7 years’ experience working with adolescents and their families in various settings as a teacher in Philadelphia’s first recovery high school and as a therapist in community mental health. Her clients view her as empowering, trustworthy, direct, and empathetic. Miriah is passionate about working with individuals and families with concerns related to attachment (foster, adoptive, & separated/divorced families), communication, self-esteem, anger, grief, anxiety, and co-parenting.

Her goal as a therapist is to help her client’s undesirable symptoms subside. She does this by strengthening the foundation of individuals and the family system through empowering them and assisting them in developing useful coping skills for a happier, healthier, and more hopeful future.

Outside of her work as a therapist and professor, Miriah enjoys boxing, cooking tasty allergen-free foods, all things Penn State, and checking new experiences off her yearly bucket-list.