Denina Mitchell, M.S.


Denina Mitchell is a Licensed Professional Counselor – Associate under the supervision of Dawn Donnelly, MA, LPC, ACS, and Amanda Howard-Darden, MS, LMFT, LPC-S. She earned her graduate degree in Professional Christian Counseling from Grand Canyon University where she consistently obtained a GPA of 3.96. Denina is currently a member of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society and a member of the American Counseling Association since 2021. While working as a Director of Operations in her previous employment, she had the privilege of working with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with mental and/or behavioral issues.

In her practice, Denina considers herself to be an eclectic therapist. She provides a holistic approach to counseling. She uses different modalities to every individual’s unique needs such as person-centered (PT), cognitive-behavioral (CBT), dialectical-behavioral (DBT), solution-focused (SFBT), family therapy, acceptance & commitment (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), etc. approaches to the client’s specific needs. Denina is experienced with working with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, couples, or family therapy struggling with grief. anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, mental distress, anger management, self-esteem, life transitions, behavioral issues, suicide ideations/self-harm, and spirituality.

Denina is currently undergoing the process of becoming a Registered Play Therapist (RPT), Polyvagal Theory, and Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) to better serve clients. She is also working on certifications in Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and autism spectrum disorder for clients who are experiencing issues.

Denina strives to create an ambiance of a relaxed and calming atmosphere for clients to be able to express themselves authentically to meet them where they are individually.”