Candice Mitchell, MA, LMHC, CCTP

Candice Mitchell, MA, LMHC, CCTP

Telehealth Available
Professions: Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMHC Licensed Mental Health Counselor - MH23557
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

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Offices

Cape Coral, Florida 33990

My Approach to Helping

Are you feeling the heavy burden of past traumas, constantly haunted by memories and bodily sensations that refuse to fade? Trauma can feel like navigating through a maze in the dark, and can be overwhelming, affecting every aspect of your life. The anxiety and stress may seem crushing but deep down, you yearn for a sense of calm and stability. You're eager to break free from the grip of trauma, anxiety and depression, and rediscover your inner strength and resilience. Know that you're not alone in this journey. I'm here to support you, offering trauma informed care, authenticity, understanding, and genuine support without judgment.

I hold a Master's degree in Psychology from The New School for Social Research, and I have completed years of clinical training in both individual and group settings, and in-patient and out-patient settings. I'm also certified by the International Trauma Training Institute as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.

I specialize in polyvagal therapy, which is about tapping into your body's natural ability to find calm and safety. It's like having a roadmap for your nervous system, helping you understand why you react the way you do in different situations. We'll work together to soothe those anxious nerves and bring you back to living a connected life. Polyvagal therapy feels like giving yourself a big, comforting hug from the inside out while creating a more grounded and resilient state of being. Through mindful practices and gentle interventions, you'll relearn how to befriend your body, find solace in its wisdom, and truly live again.

My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'

I want you to know that I do not pathologize human experience. In my practice, I see mental health through a different lens- not as a list of disorders, but as a reflection of nervous system dysregulation. Nervous system dysregulation occurs naturally and normally, in response to stress and trauma. You are not broken. I'm all about understanding how our emotions connect with our nervous system. When things feel off-kilter, like anxiety or low moods, it's often our nervous system trying to tell us something, and it is doing what it is designed to do- which is to keep you safe. Problems only arise when the nervous system becomes inflexible or 'stuck' in a dysregulated state, or is responding to the present moment as if something from the past is still occurring.

My approach is rooted in polyvagal theory, a fancy term for understanding how our nervous system responds to stress and trauma. Through gentle techniques like mindfulness and somatic exercises, we'll work together to help you find balance and calm. Think of it as a journey of self-discovery, where you'll learn to tune into your body's cues and reclaim a sense of control over your well-being.

I'm here to provide a safe space where you can explore what's going on inside and uncover the tools you need to thrive.

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Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Grief, Polyvagal Therapy

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Depression
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Panic
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Love
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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