Dr. Y’Londa Mitchell is a native of Shreveport, Louisiana and raised for the majority of her youth in St. Louis, Missouri. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kentucky State University, graduate degrees from Webster University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Additionally, she graduated with a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN.
Throughout her life she has had a commitment to serve others in all the communities she’s lived in near and far. Dr. Mitchell served in the US Army and deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom. She’s had the pleasure of being a part of many organizations serving and developing leadership skills including Big Brothers Big Sisters (St. Louis, MO, Clarksville, TN and Nashville, TN), Focus St. Louis-Emerging Young Leader, Provident Counseling Young Professionals’ Advisory Board, The Mission Continues-Fellow, The Mission Continues Women’s Veteran’s Leadership Program attendee and professional support, The Mission Continues 5th Annual Veteran’s Gala-Veteran Keynote Speaker, AmeriCorps, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated.
As a professional she works as a mental health therapist focused on holistic mental health in the black community. She owns private practices in counseling and yoga. Additionally, she has co-authored two books, published in top peer reviewed journals and working on her first authored book.
Dr. Mitchell accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior at the age of 10, and during her teens and young adulthood received her biblical foundation at the First Baptist Church of Northwoods under the leadership of Pastor Keelan Atkins.
Dr. Mitchell currently serves with the Shalom Church City of Peace Music Ministry under the Expressions of Praise Dance Ministry. She also has served with the Next Generation Ministry teaching classes, volunteering with their summer program and being a part of the formation of the Shalom Church Mentoring Ministry.
Dr. Mitchell’s inspiration and motivation is guided by the life philosophy -being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus (Philippians 1:6).
Today, she has accepted God’s divine assignment to be a voice for the voiceless and those looking to understand, educate, and advocate for mental health awareness, break the stigma associated with mental health and provide support for Christians living with mental health challenges through which she has coined the phrase, “Critical Church Conversations.”
For we don't have a high priest who can't be touched with the feeling
of our infirmities, but one who has been in all points tempted like we are, yet without sin.