William Mitchell is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, or as he calls it a “Hope Dealer.” He has a history of working in the non-profit organization industry in both front-line and management roles. William spent 4 years serving San Diego County’s most severe and chronic juvenile offenders in an effort to reduce recidivism and deter youth from entering the adult justice system before entering his current role. Now working as a Licensed Mental Health Clinician with the County of San Diego in Juvenile Forensic Services, William provides mental health services to both voluntary and involuntary clients who are diagnosed with mental illness/ behavioral health issues. When he is not helping juvenile offenders envision and live out new realities for themselves, he is seeing clients in private practice at the San Diego Institute for Couples and Families. Before going on to obtain his M.S. in Counseling degree at San Diego State University in 2014, William earned his B.S. degree in Psychology from Cal Poly in 2011, while serving as the captain of the football team. In addition, he serves as a member of the Psychology and Child Development Advisory Board for the College of Liberal Arts at his alma mater Cal Poly.