A first-hand specialist in veterans issues, Misty is a Post-9/11 retired veteran and a Texas native, who specializes in the post-service transition period for veterans and their families. Having experienced her own struggles during her post-service acclimation, Misty developed a desire to be a resource for fellow veterans.
Misty’s life experiences have taught her about adoption, chronic illness, mental health diagnoses, and grief. Her successful military career came to an unexpected termination following a diagnosis of severe PTSD which induced late onset schizoaffective disorder. In-patient psychiatric units and rehabilitation centers are familiar to Misty from both sides of the counter. The experience of finding her own stability became the motivation for her mission to help others do the same.
Misty works from the assumption that many individuals did not receive an emotional foundation from their childhoods. Emotions are looking for a way to express themselves. Misty uses grounding techniques to help people feel their emotions safely, while maintaining emotional stability. Her goal is to help others break those patterns that no longer work for them. She guides her clients out of survival mode to living in the present. Her methods include psychotherapeutic yoga techniques and Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) techniques.
Misty is an avid yogi who recently completed LISPY’s 200 RYT in psychotherapeutic yoga. and she routinely connects with the universe through mediation and other ground techniques.
She holds a Master’s degree in Human Relations from OU and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Wesleyan University. She is currently a doctoral student in the marriage and family therapy program at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, TX.