Poythress Mitchell

LPC

About me

Greetings! My name is Poythress and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Virginia. I have over 20 years experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings including residential, Case Management, outpatient, in-home, and addictions. I have worked with a broad range of clinical situation. As a therapist, my philosophy is to bring an effective blend of experience, expertise, clarity, concerns to the counseling process in order to maximize outcomes and provide genuine healing and wholeness to individuals. I have discovered that this approach encourages and empowers my clients to make positive changes in their lives.
I understand that making the decision to seek help can be difficult, so when you come to my individual sessions, you will find that I am compassionate, direct, and non-judgmental.You will experience a warm and welcoming environment where you will feel supported in your counseling journey.
I offer the following services for individuals and families to promote optimum mental and emotional health.
Evaluation of mental stressors and substance abuse issues
Identifying issues and assistance in creating goals
Teaching coping mechanisms for stress management
Developing and implement treatment plans
Providing guidance and support
Specializing in:
Anxiety
Coping Skills
Depression
Anger management
Grief
Stress
Trauma and PTSD
Professional Training:
Masters in Art (MA), Norfolk State University
Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC)
Certified Advance Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC)
Human Service Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP)
Contemporary Theory in Couple and Family Systems


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

VA LPC 0701010351


Reviews

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Written on Dec 06, 2022 after therapy with Poythress for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and anger management

I greatly appreciate that Poythress Mitchell
makes me laugh in our video calls
together each week.
I also greatly appreciate how she has
“real talk” with me and it doesn’t feel “clinical.”
Furthermore, I greatly appreciate how she shares tidbits of her life with me
(i.e. the joy of having a kindergarten-age granddaughter), which I love hearing about because I am a kindergarten teacher.

Written on Nov 27, 2022 after therapy with Poythress for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and career difficulties

Poythress has been my therapist through some of the most difficult times in my career. She has given me a very good perspective and sage advice during my troubles.

Written on Oct 13, 2022 after therapy with Poythress for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

Poythress is a lovely woman who listens carefully and then offers positive responses that put responsibility for my actions on me. She maintains a professional demeanor while still showing warmth and understanding. I hope to continue to work with her.

Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Poythress for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions

She has useful ideas and I am making progress based on her thoughts.

Written on Sep 04, 2022 after therapy with Poythress for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, career difficulties, and adhd

So far so good

Written on Aug 31, 2022 after therapy with Poythress for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coaching

Poythress is fantastic. She was able to adapt her therapy techniques to my personality instantaneously and present information in the way that I need to hear it.

Written on Aug 26, 2022 after therapy with Poythress for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and compassion fatigue

Poythress is a comfort to me!

Written on Aug 14, 2022 after therapy with Poythress for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

Ms. Mitchell is a wonderful therapist. It's like talking to a friend. She tells me what I am doing wrong and gives suggestions on how to improve.

Written on Jul 24, 2022 after therapy with Poythress for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

She is amazing, versatile, and down to earth. I have experienced multiple benefits from our session and specifically her consult in next actions.

Written on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Poythress for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and coaching

Amazing so far

Written on Apr 29, 2022 after therapy with Poythress for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

Funny, Always enjoy our sessions ,gets right to the heart of the issues. Understands me

Written on Apr 28, 2022 after therapy with Poythress for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

...as a work in progress, Poythress has my confidence as does little else.

Written on Jan 14, 2022 after therapy with Poythress for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

She is helping me focus and prioritize right now. I desperately need someone in my corner and she is it!

Written on Jan 04, 2022 after therapy with Poythress for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Ms. Mitchell is a thoughtful, responsive therapist who has a friendly demeanor and nonjudgmental approach that I appreciate. She makes every effort to listen to me and understand my concerns, and offers a variety of methods to help me self examine and find solutions. I feel I can trust her and her advice and would highly recommend her to others.

Written on Dec 15, 2021 after therapy with Poythress for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts

Understanding, helpful, and knowledgeable

Written on Nov 07, 2021 after therapy with Poythress for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and career difficulties

She is the counselor for me

Written on Oct 30, 2021 after therapy with Poythress for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She was wonderful and very insightful. She was very prompt in responding and offered wonderful suggestions and guidance for me during a troublesome time. I highly recommend her.

Written on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with Poythress for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Was able to help me think through my feelings and look for the deeper answers.

Written on Sep 21, 2021 after therapy with Poythress for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Ms. Mitchell is honest with me. She tells me the truth about my flaws, and opens my mind to new perspectives. Ms. Mitchell makes therapy feel like a conversation, she makes you comfortable to reveal the dark side, but is gentle to bring you to the light. So grateful for her.

Written on Sep 02, 2021 after therapy with Poythress for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Poythress has been a delight to work with. She is gentle and supportive but also tells me what I need to hear (even if I don't always want to). I would recommend her to anyone!

Written on Jul 18, 2021 after therapy with Poythress for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Went to her for relationship counseling. My relationship is doing better and so am I!

Written on Jun 30, 2021 after therapy with Poythress for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is great

Written on Jun 06, 2021 after therapy with Poythress for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Dr Mitchell is very professional and helpful while being approachable and understanding. I feel comfortable talking with her and feel that I get meaningful takeaway from our sessions.

Work with me!