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Misty Major


Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Clinical Director, Staff Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor




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  • Clinical & Supervisory Team Management and Development
  • Clinical and Supervisory Framing
  • Facilitation of and Supervision of Live Therapy Sessions
  • Expectations for Ethical Documentation at Live Oak

Values & Philosophy

I love stories. Our stories are complex and intersectional due to the systems that impact our everyday life. I believe that growth and change occur when we give ourselves permission to explore all parts of our identities, without prioritizing one over the others. I believe that therapy invites us to be flexible and curious about all that we can be, instead of trying to be what we “should be”. With your permission, I hope to witness the ways we can expand and evolve your story. I aspire to support you in creating and sustaining a life that you feel is healthy and worth living.

My approach to this work is to be holding, yet lovingly challenging. It is my belief that we cannot navigate challenges effectively without love. It is important to me that I embody love in such a way that when challenges arise, it doesn’t feel like our only options are to shame our way through it or to be stuck. Love gifts us with expanded opportunities and paths toward healing and evolution. Our evolution involves systems, identities, and intersections that play significant roles in our lives and in our growth.

I use a systemic approach with all modalities. What that means is that I focus on how dynamics within your relationship with yourself, family, partner, workplace, etc. shows up in your life context and how the various identities and intersections also play a role. I will always start with the relationship you have with yourself. In order to understand the systems around us, we have to understand how those systems show up in ourselves as well. Your healing will always start, continue, and end with you.

Education & Training


LMFT, 166.001115
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, 2016


Northwestern University, 2012

Howard University, 2010

Areas of Focus & Specialization

  • Emotion Regulation
  • Suicidal Ideation & Self Harm
  • Couple & Family Therapy
  • Identity Exploration, Development, & Intersectionality
  • Depression, Anxiety, & Stress
  • Parenting Support
  • Supervision & Consultation for Couples & Family Therapy

I Work With

  • Individuals (Adults, Adolescents)
  • Relationships (couples)
  • Families (chosen & family of origin)


  • LGBTQ Affirmative Practice
  • Feminist Approaches
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Body-based Approaches
  • Spirituality Approaches
  • Internal Family Systems