Misty Hatch

Misty Hatch, PhD, LMHC, NCC Visiting Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling misty.hatch@valpo.edu College of Arts and Sciences (ASB) Room 355


Misty Hatch joined the faculty at Valparaiso University in 2022. She received her master’s degree from Valpo’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, and recently completed her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Holy Cross. Misty’s areas of research include veterans, domestic violence, substance use, and trauma. She is a certified trauma informed yoga instructor and has presented at an international institute on the role of yoga in trauma treatment. Misty’s clinical experience includes individual counseling, group counseling, corrections, and law enforcement. In her free time, Misty enjoys spending time with her husband on their mini farm, camping, watching horror movies, reading, yoga, and music.

  • A.A.S. – Ivy Tech Community College
  • B.S. – Indiana University Northwest
  • M.A. – Valparaiso University
  • Ph.D. – University of Holy Cross
Courses Taught
  • PSY 110: General Psychology
  • COUN 620: Human Development
  • COUN 635: Introduction to Psychopathology
  • COUN 662: Counseling Processes
  • COUN 691: Couples Counseling
  • COUN 686: Counseling Internship I
  • COUN 687: Counseling Internship II
Research Interests
  • Veterans
  • Domestic Violence
  • Trauma
  • Substance Use
  • Grief

Hatch, M. (2022). The Role of Yoga in Trauma Treatment. Presentation at International Institute 2022, A Counselor’s View of Italy, Reggello, Italy.

Suarez, A., & Hatch, M. (2019). The Power of Calm: Basic Trauma-Informed Yoga Techniques to Restore the Mind and Body. Presentation at Creative Strategies for Counseling Adults Across the Lifespan, Association for Adult Development and Aging, 2019 Summer Conference


American Counseling Association; Chi Sigma Iota; Counselors for Social Justice; International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors; Association for Creativity in Counseling; Yoga Alliance; International Association for Resilience and Trauma Counseling; Military and Government Counseling Association; Indiana Counseling Association