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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 have been a lecturer in conferences, seminars, and classrooms on multiple continents. I went back to school and opened my practice with a particular passion to help young adults and women struggling with their relationships with their bodies, and parents struggling in their relationships with their kids and teens.

 

I raised two kids born very close together, was in a coma after childbirth, experienced extended postpartum depression and anxiety, prolonged seasons of ambiguous loss, and disordered eating. Those experiences all helped me learn about creating safety in our bodies and learning to listen to them with gentleness in the day-to-day realities and pressures of living.

 

Experiencing gentleness and embodied safety are crucial elements in raising kids who know how to create the same for themselves. I have a deep appreciation for open-minded diversity and am a safe space for LGBTQIA+ folx. All walks of life and perspectives are welcome in meeting with me. Sitting on my porch swing, rainbow-colored bubble gum, blue hydrangeas, and swimming in a lake is my evidence that there is goodness in this world - that and Dutch licorice, which I love! 

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, their teens, and others. Please don't hesitate to reach out if there is any way I can support you. 

 

    Qualifications & Training
    • 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 

    Please reach out for pricing. I do not bill any insurance 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. For more information please reach out to: mishaleighcounseling@gmail.com.

     

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