"I never imagined I would need counseling around food and my eating habits. I thought I was a perfect example of healthy eating. One time the topic of food came up in one session with Misha. That session was pivotal for me. I remember it clearly. Misha looked at me with her authentically kind eyes and welcoming smile. She asked me a few questions about my relationship with food and then gave me permission to choose what I wanted to do. I thought, “Wait…. what? You’re going to let me decide this?” Because Misha offered me space to connect with my body and ponder my eating habits, I was able to see clearly how the very house of health I thought I was building was actually preventing me from connecting with my body and feeling free in my life. When I began meeting with Misha it was the first time I felt truly seen and heard at a deep level without any judgment. Misha modeled for me how to see and hear myself with compassion. The relationship I am cultivating with my body is the most precious gift I can give myself. I am overflowing with gratitude to Misha who created a safe space for me to feel seen and heard in one of the hardest seasons of my life. She helped me to see that deep connection, satisfaction and joy are possible for me."
- Erin S.
"Misha strikes the perfect balance in parental collaboration while creating safety for her teen clients. I am so grateful that Misha navigates this dynamic so skillfully because both my daughter and I felt seen, supported, and connected in our sessions and throughout the healing process. Misha is beyond brilliant, kind, skilled, intuitive, and non-judgmental. We couldn't recommend Misha more."
- Ashley D., teen parent
"My daughter has been leaning into her homework you gave her to notice her bodily sensations during different times. Some of the describing words she is using surprise and amaze me! I am loving it so much. She and I were also talking about a friend of hers the other day and she was discussing how her friend had a lot of moodiness and shortness with her. My daughter was growing frustrated with her but said, ya know - Mom, it's like how, you, me, and Misha had that conversation about gentleness with others and so maybe my friend is just feeling bad and needs space and extra kindness - - all that to say, I think your words are so, so impactful with my daughter and thank you for everything you do and continue to do for us/her." - Mother of 10-year-old daughter
“Misha had a way of making me and all who she worked with feel like they were worth her time and important to her. I always felt like she valued and believed in me. She found strengths in me and helped me to flourish in those strengths. She came alongside of me. I was 16, in a new state, new high school, new everything and she helped me find purpose, and a community to belong. She taught me how to be myself by setting up opportunities and encouraging me to break out of my comfort zone. She was authentic and real with me and she helped shape me into the high school student life advisor and teacher that I am today.”
- Mary M., teacher
"I just had the most transformative and healing session with Misha. Her ability to listen deeply, paired with her empathy, intuition and unconditional positive regard for her clients, creates an environment where changes can organically and joyfully manifest. Misha inspires passion and purpose, while gently and compassionately guiding her clients to where they choose to go. Collaborating with Misha is a gift and a pleasure. She is a master with innate talent and exceptional training. In our time together I have made progress toward achieving my goals, however, even more importantly, I have discovered a deeper love, respect, understanding and regard for myself that has positively impacted my life and those I serve and love. With gratitude..."
- Deborah S.
"Misha exudes warmth and creates such a safe, welcoming space. Her counseling is catalytic, and her compassionate presence is growth-promoting. By working with Misha I’ve gained a much kinder and gentler approach to myself and my own health. She’s provided space for me to learn how to listen to and trust the needs of my body, to celebrate my strengths and to partner with my humanity instead of living in frustration by it. I am deeply grateful for the truly holistic approach Misha offers. It has impacted so many areas of my life including my parenting and my profession. How I show up in the world, the ways I respond to my own health challenges, and even the way I define and pursue health is different because of our time together. Out of all of the ways I’ve attempted to address my health needs over the past four years, working with Misha has yielded the greatest results."
- Amy H.
"The capacity to engender trust in another individual is not a skill theoretically learned. It is the result of not avoiding life experience, but owning it and becoming more real in the process. Misha models with her clients what is internally real. She is authentic and it shows in her capacity to empathize and listen deeply. Having observed and followed Misha’s development for well over three decades, it is without the slightest reticence I commend her to those looking to develop greater health and thrive."
- Dr. Carol Boyd, Developmental Psychologist
“I have had the pleasure of observing Misha’s sacrificial investment into the lives of young adults for over twenty years. Her commitment to excellence, balanced with compassion and humility makes her a natural counselor. Misha is especially gifted in guiding others in discovering their unique strengths and helping them find ways to use those strengths to have a positive effect on others. As a counselor, Misha infuses her love of all things beautiful and creative to draw those attributes out of others.”
- Randy Thomas,
Former Director of Training Schools & Campus Director, U of N
"As a fresh parent only five years into the game, it's been difficult at times navigating what it looks like to care for myself as a whole person. Misha has a natural ability to listen beyond my words and wonder about the whole picture. Her questions and thoughts have led to shifts in my lifestyle, helped me find the freedom to rest and just appreciation for who I am. Misha has seen the strength in me when I couldn't quite see it myself. I have also never met someone so attuned to beauty in every facet of life. It's refreshing and so life-giving to spend time with someone who can be with you in the hard things, but then draw out the beauty and strength. As a tired mom, sometimes just making it, I have so appreciated this particular side of Misha!"
- Katie K., young mother