I think it’s important to develop a healthy relationship with all of our emotions, understand their significance, and manage them in a way that promotes overall well-being.
Mitch, Psychiatric Coordinator
And in the process we’ve welcomed some exceptional new members to our team.
To celebrate, we’re introducing you to the humans behind the many services we offer.
This week, we’re talking with Psychiatric Coordinator, Mitch:
Thanks for taking the time to chat with us, Mitch! What do you love most about your role at Sonder?
One of the things I enjoy about my role at Sonder is the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment. Every day brings new challenges and opportunities for problem-solving, organization, and coordination, which keeps me engaged and constantly learning. Moreover, I enjoy the ability to contribute to the mental well-being of our patients and support them in their journey. It’s a privilege to be part of their healing process and make a positive impact on their lives.
All my coworkers at Sonder have been amazing to work with, everyone is very enthusiastic and encouraging which makes for a great atmosphere to work in! My Co-Coordinator, Faith, has been especially great to work with! It’s been a lot of fun to collaborate with her in this position, as she has always been extremely supportive and willing to answer any questions I’ve had (…and there have been a lot, haha).
What first brought you to this work? What keeps you going?
What first brought me to work in the field of mental health was a combination of personal experiences and a genuine passion for helping others. I have always been fascinated by the human mind and the complexities of mental well-being. Through my encounters with mental health challenges, I realized the significant impact it has on individuals, their families, and society as a whole. Having gone through these experiences, and seeing the importance of proper mental health care has motivated me to try and break down the stigma surrounding mental health and to help create a space where individuals can feel heard, understood, and supported.
Additionally, the ever-evolving nature of the mental health field also keeps me motivated. Every day, new research findings, therapeutic techniques, and innovative approaches emerge. This constant learning and growth fuel my passion and drive to stay engaged and continue making a meaningful impact in the lives of those seeking help for their mental health.
We know that there are many myths about emotional wellness out there. What’s one misconception that you’d like to erase for good?
This is a great question! The one misconception that I see most often not only at work but also outside the clinic is that being emotionally well means constantly feeling happy. To me, emotional wellness includes a broad spectrum of experiences and feelings, including those we most often label as negative. I think it’s important to develop a healthy relationship with all of our emotions, understand their significance, and manage them in a way that promotes overall well-being.
What’s something clients/patients might be surprised to learn about you?
When I was in the 7th grade I suffered three different concussions within a short time frame. According to the concussion specialist, after just my second concussion my visual memory was operating at about 5% of what it should’ve been. This caused a lot of issues for me, but thanks to all the different specialists and counselors that helped me I was able to get back on track a few years later.
When you’re not working, what are you most likely up to?
I like to spend a lot of my free time either thrifting, exercising, playing video games, or hanging out with my friends. Most recently, I’ve begun looking into refurbishing old furniture, but so far I’ve just been watching a lot of tutorials as I haven’t found any furniture yet that I’d like to work on.
As healthcare providers, it’s essential that we maintain our own emotional wellness practices. What does self-care look like for you these days?
In our current digital age, we’re always connected, and for me, I can start to feel extremely overwhelmed by everything happening on my social media feeds. That’s why I make it a priority to try and create time and space for myself where I do things like meditation, go to the gym, or just work on little side projects I have. This allows me to slow down and take a breather from the constant hustle of life.
Thanks, Mitch! We’re grateful to have you on the team.
Ready for some emotional wellness support?