Misty Ginicola (She/They)

Ph.D., LPC, CYA-RYT-200

"You will never influence the world by trying to be like it." Journey back to your true self and find your liberation and power.

Licensed Professional Counselor in , CT

  • Individual

About My Clients

My clients at Walk in Balance Counseling are looking to find balance and joy. I work with folx who have experienced marginalization, sometimes from the very beginning of their lives. They often feel depression and anxiety, and are not sure how to heal. As many families carry cultural and generational trauma, my clients have received the message to fracture and hide parts of who they are for their own safety. I work with clients to reunite those fractures into wholeness.

My Background and Approach

I am a LPC, Professor, and Yoga Teacher. I am of Celtic and Cherokee ancestry and am two-spirited, bisexual, and gender fluid. My specialty involves working with clients with marginalized identities, including BIPOC, Highly Sensitive (HSP), Queer & Trans people, among others. I work with each client holistically, to ensure that physically, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually, they feel authentically fulfilled. Within my holistic counseling approach, we work together to find where you feel "stuck" and seek to understand and ultimately create change. I use decolonized yogic principles and indigenous wisdom combined with existential, narrative, internal family systems, and humanistic counseling. These techniques are trauma-informed and mind-body based; they involve understanding how our arousal and autonomic systems function, become imbalanced, and can be repaired. My role is to help on your journey back to your true and liberated self.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

My practice is safe and supportive for all persons with marginalized identities. I believe that we all grown up learning how to fit into a box that our families and society have set up for us. For some us, we can never achieve the image of "fitting" in that box, but for all of us this message is harmful. We learn to hide and fracture ourselves in order to be safe and seen with value. Depression, anxiety, and "imposter syndrome" result while our physical and mental health suffer. True liberation is a painful and exciting journey and involves coming to know and celebrate ourselves for who we are behind the masks we have been forced to wear. For currently oppressed populations, this process becomes even more difficult, as our lives and safety often depend on how well we fit in with society's values. Outside of the therapy office, I am a social justice change agent, continually building my own self-awareness, knowledge, and cultural humility, as well as advocating and educating others.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 15 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 100/session


203.339.1062 Email Misty
Virtual Counseling Only
, CT

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