Ally Misanko, MA, AMFT
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #140028
Supervised by Justin Sundgot-Smith, LMFT #112952
Jack May LMFT #94423
Karima Shamma LMFT #88034
Ally utilizes an integrative and flexible approach in her work with women and couples. She draws on principles from Attachment Theory, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Gottman Method to collaborate with clients in improving their lives. Ally is skilled in working with clients to address issues such as anxiety, depression, women’s issues, relationship issues, self-compassion, and life transitions.
Ally believes in the power of the mind and body connection and views nature as an important tool in healing, creating positive emotions, and aiding concentration. She warmly welcomes a wide range of life experiences and encourages clients to show up as they are. Using her integrative approach, she helps people deepen their understanding of themselves and improve their relationships, feel better, and live well.
M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Touro University Worldwide (2023)
Ally began her clinical training at New Beginnings Counseling Center in Santa Barbara where she worked with diverse individuals, couples, families, and groups dealing with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, parenting, and relationship issues. She co-facilitated an anxiety skills group teaching coping strategies, mindfulness, and working through fear. She also ran a weekly parenting class teaching emotional regulation skills, communication, and stages of development.
Ally is an avid nature lover and enjoys hiking, camping, and traveling. She is also a huge dog lover and has a sweet Labrador who adventures around with her.