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Hello, I am Mischa Hines, Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, trained trauma therapist in both Somatic Experiencing® and Brainspotting (pending). I am also a certified Life Coach. I received my Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles specializing in Psychological Trauma and am currently working at Santa Monica Counseling under the supervision of Amy McLaughlin-Margolis, LCSW #76745.

In addition to psychotherapy, I am also a somatic therapist trained in Brainspotting as well as Somatic Experiencing®. I have had the great fortune of having studied with Peter Levine and his organization since 2016 as well as Bessel VanDerKolk and the team from the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts.  Since 2012 I have been working as a trauma-informed Certified Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT,, holding my Advanced Yoga Therapy Certification from Loyola Marymount University.

In short, I am a person who believes deeply that we each have the tools within us, at this moment, to create a life where we have agency over fear and anxiety and one that is full of sustainable joy. With my experience and expertise in these number of modalities, together, we will find the process and tools that are right for you.

Contact me today for more information.

Mischa Hines, Therapist
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