General Adult Psychiatrist
Dr. Todd D. Mitchell, M.D., is a General Psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience in the U.S. providing comprehensive mental health assessments, identifying pertinent mental and emotional problems, and treating mental health issues affecting adults of all ages. Over his career, Dr. Mitchell has focused his clinical practice and ongoing clinical education on applying psychodynamic psychotherapies effectively, learning and applying trauma-specific treatments, exercising appropriate degrees of caution and research-review in the prescribing of psychiatric medications, and incorporating findings from modern cognitive neuroscience research in the practice of psychiatry.
After earning a baccalaureate degree in engineering, Dr. Mitchell received his medical doctorate from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and completed his clinical training in psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in July 2000. Immediately following completion of his clinical training, he was chosen to serve as the Associate Director for Psychiatric Residency Training at UCSF. After several years in that role, he accepted the Chief of Psychiatry position at the campus health service at the University of California - Berkeley.
Dr. Mitchell employs multimodal psychiatric interventions to identify and address the signs, symptoms, and behaviours indicative of acute or chronic psychological distress. His multimodal clinical approach, which integrates intensive long-term or time-limited psychotherapies with the thoughtful application of contemporary clinical psychopharmacotherapy techniques, is founded in a theory of mind that recognizes psychiatric suffering as far too complex to be accurately defined as a “chemical imbalance” or conveniently categorized as a constellation of symptoms. His approach incorporates applied psychoanalytic theory, clinical psychopharmacology, evidence-based medicine, cognitive neuroscience, and trauma-informed care.
Having relocated to the UK now, Dr. Mitchell will be available to provide high-quality outpatient mental healthcare services to interested individuals and couples in London who are seeking personal psychological growth, psychiatric symptom relief, and/or alleviation of acute or chronic psychological ailments that impede fulfilment of their relational, occupational, academic, or developmental goals. At Harley Therapy, his offered services will include comprehensive psychiatric assessment (including reports upon request), integrated biomedical and psychotherapeutic clinical consultations, psychotherapeutic treatments, and relationship counselling.
Dr. Mitchell is certified as an expert clinical specialist in General Adult Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He holds membership in the Royal College of Psychiatrists as an International Associate, as well as affiliate memberships in the American Psychoanalytic Association and the San Francisco Centre for Psychoanalysis. He holds an academic appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).