Meet Latonia Mitchell, ARNP, PMHNP-BC
Latonia has been a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner since 2019, a registered nurse for 23 years and a licensed practical nurse for 6 years prior to that. She has varied experience in nursing & health care, which include emergency, acute & chronic mental illness, acute medical care, medical surgical, sub-medical care, hospice, residential treatment, case management, education, inpatient & outpatient mental health, and correctional & forensic health care. Latonia has served as adjunct nursing professor, nurse educator, nurse manager, executive team lead, mental health service line advocate, behavioral health advocate, health coach, safety standards chair, and health team consultant.
Her approach to working with others is through open communication and addressing clients at their present state, using a holistic approach. Open and honest communication with those she helps is a strength she relies on to provide essential care.
Latonia uses evidence-based techniques and tools to guide improvement in overall health. Her clients can expect to take away psychotherapeutic interventions that may not only improve their mental health, but experience improvements in all aspects of life.
Her focus areas for mental health treatment include psychotherapeutic treatment and medication management for anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention hyperactivity deficit disorder (ADHD), and substance use disorder (SUD). Her treatment approaches include evidence-based strategies supporting these issues, such as Trauma-Focused Care, Motivational Interviewing, Strength-Based Care, Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral strategies.
A Message From Latonia:
“I am elated to join a team of such depth and magnitude! Dr. Scott and his team have created a model that is quite like health measures I have spoken to others about for many years. As a passionate individual that thrives off the care I provide, speaking to you about achieving your wellness goals encourages me to do more, learn more, and engage in more activities and opportunities to be the health advocate, coach, and resource needed to properly support you. Promoting mental and physical wellness through alternative means has changed lives for many years.
Having experience in varied areas in nursing, education, and healthcare settings has allowed me to gain more knowledge, expertise, and opportunities that are beneficial culturally, ethically, and morally should this be a concern. Meeting stakeholders where they are in complex situations as well as simple situations are challenges that allow me to help navigate others to their desired state of being using alternative measures for wellness. Medicinal use of agents may be necessary in certain situations, however introducing other avenues to improve health to reach wellness is essential.
I look forward to helping you, when you are ready to take the next steps to explore and expand options in life for physical and mental wellness. Let’s talk soon.”