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Misha Bogomaz, Psy.D., C.G.P., ABPP, FAGPA


Pronouns : He/Him/His

Languages Spoken : English and Russian


Dr. Bogomaz is an Assistant & Training Director at University of North Florida Counseling Center. He is a Licensed Psychologist, Board Certified in Group Psychology, Certified Group Psychotherapist, and a Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association. He has experience and interest in group psychotherapy, group dynamics, leadership, followership, group unconscious, and group decision making. He is a board member of International Board for Certification of Group Psychotherapists, board member of American Psychological Association Division 49 (Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy), and a board member of American Board of Group Psychology. Dr. Bogomaz received his Doctor of Psychology degree from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and participated in one year fellowship at Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis and one year at Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. In his free time, he enjoys fitness, Latin dancing, reading, TV shows, listening to lectures, playing video games, and spending time with his family.


Approach to counseling: So often we are stuck on our own, wandering around in the bad neighborhood of our mind. In that neighborhood, we wander around being reminded of the mistakes we’ve done today or years ago. We hear doubts about whether something stupid was said to a friend or in a business meeting. We hear doubts about our abilities to be a leader, a good friend, or a romantic partner. At times, we even hear bullies from the past calling our names, which has stuck with us even years later. The neighborhood is full of experiences that we would rather forget.


In individual counseling, you and I will be spending 45 minutes venturing out together into that neighborhood. You will not be alone. We will revisit your experiences from the past and strive to loosen their grip on the present. We will identify your growth areas and work on the skills needed to become the kind of person you strive to become. We will discuss confusing experiences and develop insight into yourself and others. Through our journey into the bad neighborhood, we will get a chance to grow personally and professionally. Eventually, you will learn how to bravely venture out into the bad neighborhood by yourself and learn from your own unique journey. 


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