Misha Henning, M.A.

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist #111316

(Supervised by Victoria Rohrer & Kimmy Peterson)

Misha Henning is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who completed her graduate program in Counseling Psychology at John F. Kennedy University in 2012. Her professional practice began at the Oakland Center for Holistic Counseling, where she worked with multicultural and low-income clients. Her focus was on their steady and incremental growth toward a healthy and productive life. In this work, she discovered her deep professional connection with this often invisible and highly at-risk population.

Later, she went on to work as a Dual Diagnosis Residential Counselor in Oakland and Los Angeles. She helped counsel, educate and empower individuals suffering from extensive trauma histories, severe mental illness, and substance use disorders. By providing a foundation where she and her clients addressed needs and built necessary life skills, together, they removed barriers to their growth so that healing and recovery became real and attainable. Last, at Contra Costa County Public Health Services, she conducted not only comprehensive assessments and facilitated crisis intervention but also provided individual sessions and groups for children and adolescents in school. In this setting, she fostered a therapeutic relationship with her clients through empathic listening, which became the essential predictor of their success.

Misha believes in empowering her clients to discover their strengths through mirroring unconditional positive regard, allowing clients to explore their vulnerability to understand themselves better. Misha also aims to help clients access new perspectives that can help them improve their perception of themselves and their potential for achieving their future goals. Misha is skilled in inner-child therapy, stemming from (EFT) emotional-focused therapy and Voice dialogue. She utilizes CBT, ACT, guided imagery, mindfulness, art therapy and works with grief, depression, anxiety, loss, complex PTSD, childhood trauma, stress management, emotional dysregulation, self-empowerment, self-esteem, abandonment issues, and relationship struggles.