Your Licensed Clinical Social Worker Corporation in Long Beach

Based in Long Beach, California, Lean In Therapy is all about personalized support tailored to your unique journey. Whether you're navigating trauma, grief, anxiety, or other challenges, the assistance you receive is crafted to meet your specific needs.
Healing is a holistic process, considering the ...

BIPOC-Focused Mental Health Services

Life comes with its challenges, and at Lean In, I recognize the specific hurdles that BIPOC individuals may face. Whether it's navigating difficult experiences, processing grief, managing stress, or confronting discrimination, my services are crafted with your unique needs in mind.
A key aspect of my approach is ...

Embracing the Wisdom of the Body

I am driven by a deep conviction in the inherent connection between our bodies and our experiences. I firmly believe that our bodies serve as profound repositories of our lived journeys, echoing the scores of our life stories.
In my therapeutic practice, this belief translates into a holistic approach that ...


Tristan Mitchell

I'm Tristian Mitchell, a licensed clinical social worker and the founder of Lean In. With a deep commitment to providing high-quality mental health services, I've created Lean in Therapy as a therapeutic haven for BIPOC individuals seeking authentic connection and healing.

Background and Passion

Having spent the past five years working in a private practice dedicated to serving black and brown communities, my passion for supporting BIPOC individuals has been the driving force behind the inception of Lean In Therapy. I wear multiple hats: social worker, advocate, educator, and psychotherapist. My journey is rooted in standing alongside my clients as they navigate the complexities of life, addressing challenges ranging from trauma, grief, and anxiety to the impacts of racism and systemic discrimination.

Why Lean in Therapy?

Lean in Therapy was intentionally designed as a telehealth practice, prioritizing accessibility for clients. I believe in making mental health services more convenient, eliminating barriers, and fostering a space where individuals can truly be seen, heard, and valued. As a black male therapist, I bring a unique perspective and understanding to the therapeutic process, striving to be a breath of fresh air for those whom society has long tried to suffocate.


My specialization lies in providing mental health therapy services, with a particular focus on addressing various challenges such as trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, racism, and systemic discrimination. I emphasize the use of EMDR therapy, recognizing the importance of tailoring approaches to meet the diverse needs of my clients.

EMDR Therapy

As a firm believer in the concept that our bodies "keep the score," I employ Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help clients overcome negative messaging internalized from their lived experiences. I understand that there's no one-size-fits-all solution, so I draw from various therapeutic modalities, including CBT, psychodynamic therapy, and EMDR, to create a personalized approach for each client.

Join Me on Your Healing Journey

If you're ready to embark on a journey of healing, self-discovery, and growth, Lean In Therapy is here for you. My mission is to turn broken systems upside down and undo generations of damage and harm. Whether you're a BIPOC or a supporter of inclusive mental health, Lean in Therapy is your safe space.

Consultation Inquiry

Curious to learn more or take the first step? Submit a consultation inquiry and I'll be in touch to schedule a call. At Lean In Therapy, we're not just offering mental health services; we're fostering a community of healing—for us, by us.