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Hi, I'm Misha.

    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. For two decades I worked primarily in mentoring and leadership development with teens and young adults at an international university. I have been a lecturer in conferences and classrooms on multiple continents. I went back to school about eight years ago and opened my practice with a particular passion to help clients find breakthroughs in debilitating eating patterns. 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 who are in university, a white Labradoodle, a scraggly garden, and friendships I deeply cherish.

    It is a tremendous joy and honor for me to be able to help my clients learn to listen to their bodies with self-compassion and greater understanding, and to help them create the connections they long for with themselves and others.

     

    Qualifications & Training
    • Cornell University, Wellness Counseling

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

    • Two years of post-grad training in Embodied Eating Disorder Recovery, currently in Level II clinical training

    • 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

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

    • Trained in the use of the VIA Survey of Character Strengths assessment and Positive Psychology, Certificate via FMCA

    • Trained in the use of Motivational Interviewing - "A counseling method that helps people resolve ambivalent feelings and insecurities to find the internal motivation they need to change their behavior. It is a practical, empathetic, and short-term process that takes into consideration how difficult it is to make life changes" via here and more hereCertificate via FMCA

    More can be read about the dimensions of wellness, wellness counseling, and the development of new self-awareness, self-regulation, habits, and strategies here via UCLA and the National Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, here via the National Library of Medicine, and here via the National Wellness Institute

      Pricing 
    • 50 min session - $125

    • 50 min family session - $165

    • 30 min child session - $90 

    • 80 min intake/individual session - $185

    • 80 min family session - $220

    • 150 min in-depth session - $330

     

    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.

     

     

     

    Please feel free to reach out with any questions, or schedule an appointment here