Mitchell Skidmore, LMSW
Mitchell is passionate about working with older adults because the older we get the more unique and complex we become! Finding the best match between available services, and the unique needs of each person is always Mitchell’s goal. If you have questions about the complexity of aging services for yourself, a family member, or friend, Mitchell would love to help bring you clarity and direction. Sometimes you know what needs to be done, but you need an extra set of hands to do the work. Mitchell is also a compassionate companion in the work of aging well.
Mitchell grew up in Kansas City, then spent a decade learning about the perspectives and experience of many different people. During this time, Mitchell obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Brigham Young University, and a Master’s of Social Work with an emphasis in multigenerational clinical practice with elders from the University of Washington in Seattle. After returning to Kansas in 2019, Mitchell worked for several years in the aging field including complex/chronic medical case management, grief counseling, and hospice care. Emotional well-being is an important aspect of all care. Mitchell provides counseling and psychotherapy services to adults having difficulty with depression, anxiety, caregiver strain and role changes. Mitchell is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Aging Life Care Association.
When not engaged in professional pursuits, Mitchell is often at home reading, spending time with family, volunteering in his community, or enjoying the outdoors. After so many years away, it’s great to see fireflies (or lighting bugs if you prefer) again! To curb the occasional hankering for the mountains, he makes frequent visits to the rock climbing gym where he enjoys conquering complex route problems!
Mitchell proudly serves the Lawrence, KS and Topeka, KS areas.