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LPC, CAADC, HS-BCP Poythress Mitchell

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Poythress Mitchell is an experienced, licensed Mental Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy offered through our partner, BetterHelp.

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Licensing: LPC, CAADC, HS-BCP Years in Practice: 27 State: Virginia

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:


Coping Skills


Anger management



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

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Reviews for Poythress Mitchell

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She’s amazing! I’ve been very hesitant to try therapy again as I haven’t found meshed well with my therapists in the past, but Poythress as a way of being real with you but no judgmental at the same time that’s refreshing! I would recommend her a million times over

Oct 31, 2023


Ms. Poythress has been a great help with the sessions that I've had last summer.

Feb 13, 2023


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.

Dec 06, 2022


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.

Nov 27, 2022


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.

Oct 13, 2022


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

Oct 05, 2022


So far so good

Sep 04, 2022


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.

Aug 31, 2022


Poythress is a comfort to me!

Aug 26, 2022


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.

K.I.·Aug 14, 2022


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

E.M.·Jul 24, 2022


We have a good laugh. She helps put things into perspective

K.A.·Jun 03, 2022


Amazing so far

A.L.·May 03, 2022


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

C.A.·Apr 29, 2022


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

S.C.·Apr 28, 2022


Poythress makes me laugh! She helps me regain my perspective when things seem really down.

K.A.·Feb 11, 2022


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

B.R.·Jan 14, 2022


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.

S.A.·Jan 04, 2022


Understanding, helpful, and knowledgeable

A.L.·Dec 15, 2021


She is the counselor for me

T.E.·Nov 07, 2021


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.

K.I.·Oct 30, 2021


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

S.H.·Sep 22, 2021


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.

K.I.·Sep 21, 2021


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!

P.R.·Sep 02, 2021


Poythress has helped me through a dark and difficult time with understanding and some frank talk. She had me find a rock to keep me grounded by giving me something to focus on when I'm having trouble.

K.A.·Aug 31, 2021


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

A.N.·Jul 18, 2021


She is great

S.U.·Jun 30, 2021


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.

C.A.·Jun 06, 2021


Affordable, convenient, and accessible, Poythress Mitchell offers counseling online

  • Affordable: Pay a low flat fee.
  • Convenient: Do it at your own time and at your own pace. Communicate whenever you feel it's needed.
  • Available now: There is no waiting list and no calls to make. Simply fill out a short questionnaire and send your first message.