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Dr. Edith Shiro

Renowned Clinical Psychologist
Specializing in Post-Traumatic Growth 

Dr. Edith Shiro, a distinguished clinical psychologist practicing in Miami, FL, co-founded the Trauma and Resilience Center (TR Center) and the accomplished author of "The Unexpected Gift of Trauma: The Path to Post-Traumatic Growth." Her educational journey includes graduating from the Catholic University of Venezuela (UCAB) and earning Master’s and Doctorate degrees from Yeshiva University in New York. She further honed her expertise with a Post-Doctoral specialization in Couples and Family Therapy at the Ackerman Institute for the Family and additional training at the International Trauma Studies Program at NYU.

With a profound emphasis on trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), post-traumatic growth (PTG), resilience, and growth stemming from trauma, Dr. Shiro has made significant contributions. Recognized with the Hispanic Women of Distinction Award 2018, she actively participates in organizations such as The World Happiness Foundation, Greater Miami Jewish Federation, and the Jewish Community Center.

Dr. Shiro's influence extends beyond her private practice, with engagements as a guest expert on national media broadcasts, including Univisión, Despierta América, EL News Café, Telemundo, Un Nuevo Día, Primer Impacto, Factores de Poder, El Venezolano TVV, Mega TV, NY1, among others. Her expertise is also evident in her contributions to conferences, workshops, and publications in newspapers and magazines, solidifying her position as a respected figure in clinical psychology.

In addition to her numerous accomplishments, Dr. Edith Shiro has actively participated in various literary and academic events. Notably, she was a distinguished part of the 2023 Miami Book Fair and the Wonderland Conference, where she shared her insights and expertise in clinical psychology, trauma, and resilience. Furthermore, Dr. Shiro has received notable recognition for her groundbreaking work, having been honored with the Innovation Award in Science in 2022 and the International Latino Book Awards in 2023.


Dr. Shiro has coined a PTG (post-traumatic growth) model for developing coping skills and resilience to achieve post-traumatic growth. It is based on her extensive research in Cambodian, Latin American, and refugee populations, including Holocaust survivors. This unique five-stage process picks up where other trauma programs stop. Awareness, Awakening, Becoming, Being, and Transforming—provide a universal language and outline how trauma can catalyze transformative growth.

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In her clinical practice, Dr. Shiro specializes in trauma and post-traumatic growth, holding space and guiding her patients to achieve greater potential and higher consciousness. Please connect with her by completing this form and taking your first step towards transformation.

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