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Carlton Mitchell Psychotherapy, LPC

Carlton Mitchell loves hearing about the reasons someone goes to counseling and the stories behind those reasons. He prides himself on being inclusive of people from every background and orientation. People should expect to feel comfortable when sharing the issues that are causing distress in their lives.

  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Marriage and Partnerships
  • Addiction and Substance Misuse
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
Licensed in
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  • Texas
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“I have done research on mindfulness and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) in order to serve my clients more fully.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I was born in a very small town but moved to a metropolitan area at a young age. Growing up in the city allowed me to interact with people from all over the world with extremely diverse ideologies, beliefs, and life agendas. I have worked in a number of areas, including construction, a small service firm, and the petrochemical industry (to name a few). Just prior to becoming a licensed professional counselor, I served as an administrator and instructor at a university. I continue to teach undergraduate psychology for this university and love working with those studying to become therapists. I currently work with many people dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress. I specialize in the use of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), which is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy. My goal is to assist people in dealing with issues so they can experience life fully.
What should someone know about working with you?
My intake process is an hour and a half session with two goals in mind. First, I want to determine if there is any pathology that warrants a diagnosis of a mental health disorder. Second, I want to get to know the client and understand what they are seeking from therapy. Once the intake is done, I help the client in clearly stating their therapeutic goals and work on developing a treatment plan structured to meet their needs. I do assign homework to some clients if and when they are in a position to do the work. I have found that many clients are able to achieve their goals and maintain psychological and emotional stability by engaging in meaningful work between sessions.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
There are a couple of things that I am excited about. There were a couple of high-profile cases about mental health in the news involving an elite professional tennis player and a world-class gymnast. Both of these individuals shared with their inner circle and ultimately the world that they were struggling and needed help. While this may have been seen by the public as a weakness many years ago, we are finding today that many on social media are in support of those seeking help. I also think that telehealth has opened the door to many people who maybe would have not accessed mental health treatment before. Whether it’s because they live in a rural area or the anxiety of going into a therapist’s office, there are those who would not be reached if not for telehealth.
Have you done any research-based work that you found particularly exciting? How does it inform your practice today?
I have done research on mindfulness and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) in order to serve my clients more fully. I was led to this area of research years ago while struggling with anxiety of my own. I had tried a number of techniques and methods to ease my anxiety and found all of them to be limited in scope and lacking in providing long-term relief. In my practice today, there are a number of workbooks I use to walk clients through the process of reshaping how they interact with the world and their responses to anxiety and/or trauma. Using the various methods they learned in DBT, I have seen clients find help, even those who came to me with issues that they struggled with for years.
“I was led to this area of research years ago while struggling with anxiety of my own.”
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