I became a therapist to help people suffer less and grow more. I believe that therapy is a journey and that just as you wish to move past your pain, your pain has a meaning. Our goal is not to get you back to who you were before your issues began, but to integrate the lessons life is offering you through this challenging time.
I've worked in private practice, a mental health jail, a high-needs public clinic and in people's homes; I've exposed myself to a variety of human challenges and triumphs. Over a decade of practice, I've learned to have space for people's processes, to be a safe space as a container, to remain grounded in my listening and to be authentic in my practice.
I often use a spiritual approach in treatment -- not of any religion, but in the sense that a deeper, more meaningful and integrated you seeks to come forth. This approach has been fruitful for people of all beliefs, including atheists. I believe your life has a meaning, and that you are it.
I only do teletherapy via video - no messaging or phone calls. I also need to know the basics of your case and your needs before agreeing to beginning treatment, even if the algorithm matches us. This is to ensure I am a good clinical fit for you, and can responsibly and compassionately support you in therapy.
Finally, I write about therapy at https://medium.com/@myartman and https://medium.com/@myartman/membership
Additional areas of focus: Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Narcissism, Personality Disorders, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LCSW 68365
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Mitch Artman. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.
I’ve done therapy off and on for a few years with two other therapists but what I’ve learned in a few months with Mitch is huge. I feel like I found the therapist I click with and can get a huge amount from. This deels transformative. And what I also really value is his humanity and humour and the wide ranging references he can pull from to help things make sense to me. I found Mitch thanks to the betterhelp groupinars that he was doing on the hero’s journey amongst other things and what started out as just looking to attribute a nugget of wisdom on twitter turned into the best therapy partnership I’ve had. Turns out groupinars are also a great window to get a sense of fit for a potential therapist because I’ve always struggled with the idea of going on a bio and a chat.
Written on Oct 13, 2022 after therapy with Mitch for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and adhd
Mitch is very professional and knowledgeable. He is also Spanish/ English bilingual.He understand well what it means to be part of 2 cultures, and he is able to provide insight with depth and a different perspective. All of the above characteristics are important to me in a therapist to support a path of growth and healing. I would highly recommend Mitch as a therapist for a person searching for similar path.
Written on Sep 24, 2022 after therapy with Mitch for 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes
I’ve tried around 3 different therapists before Mitch and no one has been able to understand or help me in the same way that he has. I extremely recommend his counseling.
Written on Jan 06, 2022 after therapy with Mitch for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching
Mitch has been an awesome therapist. He listens, responds with insights that land really well for me, and he is easy and comfortable to talk with. The best therapist I've ever had!
Written on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Mitch for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Mitch is an empathetic and validating counselor while still encouraging and challenging you to do the work to see improvements in your life and relationships. Thanks Mitch!
Written on Aug 28, 2021 after therapy with Mitch for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
There will be a lot of people in your life that will only know a certain version of you - Mitch is such a great listener and communicator that I feel, very quickly, he understood me, my situation, my fears, and had a set plan and journey for me to reach my goals for a more “happy” life. 12/10 would recommend Mitch. Very grateful for his understanding and help.
Written on Jun 16, 2021 after therapy with Mitch for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts