In the COVID era, mental health issues have reached a fever pitch as millions and millions of people have been forced to stay inside, isolated, away from human connection and from the crucial social support systems they need in order to thrive.
The need for acute and focused care to support people struggling with mental health, depression, self-worth, and more, has never been greater. Thankfully, out of these situations, many experts have risen to the occasion to provide their voice and their care. Tomi Mitchell is one of them.
Dr. Tomi Mitchell is the owner of Dr. Tomi Mitchell Holistic Wellness Strategies. She’s been a self-employed business owner for 10 years, with a passion for helping people heal and nurture their most crucial asset: their mind.
“I help try to make mental health a priority for everyone. We should all do a checkup on a regular basis. I’m a physician but I don’t want to focus on clinical practice any more, as frankly I’m tired of sometimes having to give quick fixes to problems that are much deeper.”
Dr. Tomi Mitchell has been deeply aware of the pain points many people in society have, and has empathy for those struggling with self-care, self esteem, anxiety, depression and so much more. She explains, “This has been a very personal process. I had to overcome so many challenges in my life,and it weighed on my mental health. Being told from an early age, into adulthood, that I wasn’t any good, really weighed on me, especially when it came from people who were supposed to be teaching and encouraging me. I worked hard to prove myself, pushing myself to the brink of exhaustion.”
She continues “my best efforts were not always appreciated, and some people around me expected me to be there for them, whenever they wanted. Even though life happened, I was still held to an extremely high, unrealistic standard, one that wasn’t pushed on all my peers. I found myself not being listened to, being gaslighted and received poor care in the healthcare system, a system that I had made an oath to serve.”
“This led to frustration and anger, and I realized that I needed to stop, reflect, take care of myself, and rediscover who I was, and what I really wanted. I had to let go of the guilt associated with finally putting myself first. I encourage my clients, to do this in a healthy way as well. This doesn’t’ mean that you’re being selfish, because you can’t pour from an empty cup.”
Tomi has a heart for helping women succeed. “I help hard-at-work moms overcome mental and emotional turmoil. I work with people at every stage of their life-with professional women struggling to advance their careers while nurturing their children, relationships and their own health. I love to work with female visionaries looking to free themselves from limiting beliefs and those who are at the brink of physical and emotional burnout.”
Dr. Tomi Mitchell rose to her position as a respected self-help authority when she assessed her talents, skills, and passions and realized that she wasn’t using them to her full potential, and wasn’t living a truly authentic life.
COVID has provided a unique platform for Dr. Tomi Mitchell to make an impact, with skyrocketing depression rates. “I feel that there is tremendous potential for growth in mental health related businesses, especially now due to the COVID pandemic,” she explains.
Dr. Tomi Mitchell serves others through one-on-one coaching, group coaching, online courses, VIP coaching, and online programs. She’s also working on creating a daily planner, which she plans to have printed by the end of summer 2021.