Dr. Misty Getrich is passionate about inspiring others to explore and discover
their own greatest potential while restoring balance in their lives.
Hello Amazing Humans,
I am a lifelong resident of Stanislaus County. I live in Modesto, California with my family; my husband, two sons, and Siberian Husky. I have deep roots in the Central Valley and connections with many of its diverse communities.
I have a passion for helping others. I started my caring path as a certified nursing assistant while I was in high school. I progressed to working at Memorial Medical Center where I expanded my skills to work in the Intensive Care Unit and then the Emergency Department (ED), while continuing my education to earn my bachelor’s degree at CSU Stanislaus.
While working in the ED, I began working as an Emergency Medical Technician for American Medical Response (AMR) based in Modesto, running 911 calls. During the time I worked at AMR, I also became employed as a Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Coroner doing death investigations, death notifications, and post-mortem examinations.
My experiences have allowed me to work closely and connect with many people in my community. I chose to contribute to my skillset and knowledge by continuing my education in the field of Psychology. I earned my Doctor’s degree in Psychology with my dissertation research based upon stress in the fields of Fire, EMS and Law Enforcement. I conducted hundreds of interviews with local personnel from AMR, Modesto Police Department and Modesto Fire Department in order to complete that dissertation.
I have obtained various therapeutic experiences over the last ten years amongst them providing psychotherapy with adults, children/adolescents, couples, and families as well as treatment services for veteran and first responder agencies.
I have learned my purpose is to use my skillset to continue helping people through resiliency coaching and wellness services. I am thrilled to add more emphasis to the first responder community as I am one of the only professionals with a background in EMS and law enforcement providing services to these unsung heroes. First responders of all stripes have a special place in my heart and have continued to play a focal point in my career after EMS and law enforcement.
I am excited for this soulful, heart forward adventure and I look forward to meeting you along this journey.
Qualifications / Certifications
A person following her soul's purpose with vast amount of knowledge and experience.
A professional with work history in healthcare, EMS, law enforcement, and mental health fields.
I am a woman, a wife, a mom, a friend, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a granddaughter, a niece, a cousin, a neighbor, amongst others roles.
Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D), Clinical Forensic Psychology
Certified Professional Coach (CPC)
Yoga For First Responders (YFFR) Teacher and Ambassador
Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200)
Leisure Time Activities
When not coaching or spending time with my family and friends, you can find me walking my dog, running, practicing yoga, and dancing ballet and musical theatre. I love to feed my hungry brain with reading books, journals, articles, and pretty much anything with words. The outdoors makes my heart sing, so I make every attempt to do as many activities outside as possible. I have a green thumb and enjoy attending to my year around organic garden. I also have a crafty side and love doing various projects.