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Hi, I'm Misha.​

For two decades I worked primarily in mentoring and leadership development with teens and young adults at an international university. I went back to school about eight years ago and opened my practice with a particular passion to help clients find breakthroughs in eating patterns they feel stuck in. I have overcome severe eating disorders, a debilitating illness in my twenties, a coma after childbirth, and extended postpartum depression. Those experiences all helped me learn what creating safety in our bodies and learning to listen to them with gentleness really means. I have been a lecturer in conferences, seminars and classrooms on multiple continents. I have a deep appreciation for open-minded diversity and am a safe space for LGBTQIA+ folx. Sitting on my porch swing, rainbow-filled bubble gum machines, big blue hydrangeas, and swimming in the lake are my evidence that there is goodness in this world - and Dutch licorice, which I love! I have two almost-Irish-twins in university, a white Labradoodle, a scraggly garden, and friendships I deeply cherish.

It is a tremendous honor for me to be able to help my clients learn to listen to their bodies with self-compassion, and to help them create the connections they long for with themselves and others. Please don't hesitate to reach out if there is any way I can support you. 

 

    Qualifications & Training
    • A three level training in Embodied Eating Disorder Recovery, currently in Level II clinical training, via Embodied Recovery Institute 

    • Cornell University, Wellness Counseling

    • Rhythm of Regulation with Deb Dana, Certificate via Polyvagal Learning Labs

    • VIA Survey of Character Strengths Assessment and Applied Positive Psychology, Certification via FMCA

    • Nationally Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, via NBHWC, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Board of Medical Examiners

    • Crucial Conversations & Mastery of Dialogue, Certificate via TWU

    • Trinity Western University, BA in Psychology and Human Services, with Great Distinction

      Pricing 
    • 50 min session - $125

    • 80 min intake/individual session - $185

    • In-depth longer session - pricing upon request

     

    I do not bill any insurances at this time, but I can provide a receipt for out-of-network services.  If cost is ever prohibitive please don't hesitate to let me know. I offer limited sliding scale spots as well as student rates.

     

    I also speak at high schools, retreats, and universities about listening to our bodies, gentleness, enjoyment, and disordered eating. For information please reach out to: mishaleighcounseling@gmail.com.

    To get on the preorder list for the Reflective  Journal please reach out to: mishaleighcounseling@gmail.com.