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Hi, I'm Misha. 

I'm so glad you're here! Here are a few things about me:​

 

  • I love being on outdoor trails and you are very likely to find me in my polka-dot raincoat and gumboots about 8-9 months out of the year. 

  • I have survived a near-death experience and life is immensely precious to me.

  • Sitting on my porch swing, my blue hydrangeas, my friends, and swimming in a lake is my evidence that there is goodness in this world - that and honey black licorice, which I love. 

  • My clients have ranged in age from 8-85 so far. 

  • I’m currently writing a book.

  • I worked for years mentoring teens and young adults as well as in leadership development at an international university. I have been a lecturer at conferences and in classrooms around the world. 

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I was in a coma after childbirth, experienced extended postpartum depression, went through prolonged seasons of ambiguous loss, and had a chronic illness for many years in my twenties. Those experiences all contributed to my learning about healing, creating safety in our bodies, and learning to listen to them with gentleness in the day-to-day realities and pressures of living. In addition to my work with clients, I volunteer at my local hospital training community members who volunteer with NODA (No One Dies Alone) to serve as patient companions for those in their final stages of life.

 

I deeply appreciate open-minded diversity and am a safe space for LGBTQIA+ folx. All walks of life and perspectives are welcome in meeting with me. 

It is a tremendous honor for me to be able to help my clients understand how listening to their bodies influences their ability to form meaningful connections with themselves and others and to help them create those connections. Please don't hesitate to reach out if there is any way I can support you. 

Qualifications & Training 
  • The Links Between Interoception, the Language of Emotion, and Human Connections, training via Kelly Mahler OTD, OTR/L & Rachael Thompson OT BSc

  • Level II-a, Clinical training in Embodied Eating Disorder Recovery, 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 

I do not bill any insurance at this time. Please reach out for pricing. 

If cost is ever prohibitive please don't hesitate to let me know. I offer sliding scale spots.

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