After her 2005 graduation she pursued a first year residency position where she discovered her passion for pediatric medicine. In 2007, she became the first Naturopathic Pediatric Resident. During her residencies, she participated in two double blind placebo controlled studies on biomedical treatments of autism. She has continued to collaborate with researchers from ASU on biomedical treatment of autism through her career. She is a Founding Member of both the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians as well as the American Board of Naturopathic Physicians. The later established the first specialty examination in pediatric naturopathic medicine.
In the years since her residency Dr. Mitchell has served in a variety of administrative roles including Residency Director and Associate Dean of Clinical Education. In addition to her administrative work, Dr. Mitchell oversees student medical rotations and maintains a private practice at Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center.
Dr. Mitchell believes that the body has the innate ability to heal itself when given the appropriate environment and nutrients to do so. She believes in using the safest and gentlest medicine first. She utilizes homeopathy, nutrition, botanical medicine, hydrotherapy and environmental medicine in the care of her patients.
Outside of SCNM Dr. Mitchell is actively involved in community outreach as a member of Valley Leadership and the Junior League of Phoenix.