Outside of work, in her own words, when she is feeling ambitious Misha enjoys hiking, biking, swimming, and kickboxing. On a regular day, she can be found spending time with family and friends, eating good food, and catching up on Netflix shows.
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Misha Elder, LCSW
Misha Elder is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who is joining Mindful Health Solutions as a Psychotherapist. She practices general psychology and works with clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, prenatal and postpartum issues, anger, parenting challenges, and couples issues.
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More about Misha Elder, LCSW
Misha Elder is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who is joining Mindful Health Solutions as a Psychotherapist. She practices general psychology and works with clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, prenatal and postpartum issues, anger, parenting challenges, and couples issues. She has a concentrated interest in the family of origin trauma.
Misha can trace the origins of her interest in the human mind to very early childhood. She always had a natural curiosity about why people behave the way they do and showed a tendency to turn toward those who were struggling around her. She would later learn that these inclinations were the building blocks toward a career in psychology and that her early observations of human dynamics would prove instrumental in connecting with my clients.
As a Psychotherapist, she draws from a variety of psychotherapy orientations including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy. Misha has a patient-first and collaborative approach, as she strives to tailor each treatment plan to each client, using what works and leaving the rest.
Misha Elder decided to join Mindful Health Solutions due to its focus on evidence-based treatments, particularly the newer research on psychedelic-assisted treatment. She is excited to be a part of a clinic that is embracing the new frontier of mental health, by using treatments such as TMS therapy and esketamine treatments as successful alternatives to traditional medications.
Education & Experience
Starting in 2008, Misha attended New York University, where she got her Bachelor’s of Science in Applied Psychology. After graduation she got an MSW in Clinical Social Work from the Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work in New York.
After graduating from the Hunter College School of Social Work in New York City, she moved to Los Angeles and began her early career in community-based mental health with foster care and adoptive youth. She then transitioned to working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing populations in the greater LA area, providing individual and family therapy to children and adults. Most recently, she worked at a group private practice and provided telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic to adults using individual, couples, and group therapy modalities.
Certifications & Memberships
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- Social Work License
- Clinical Social Worker
- Licensed Certified Social Worker