I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Arkansas with 13 years of experience. I have worked with diverse populations, ranging from children to clients 65 years and older. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, anger management, coping with grief and loss, caregiver burnout, and relationship issues. I have helped clients who have experienced emotional, sexual, and physical abuse.
My therapy style is warm and interactive. I truly believe it is important to be where my clients are and to be patient in their therapy journey. I will always treat my clients with respect, dignity, and compassion. I avoid any stigmatizing labels. I advocate for my clients and their needs. I strive for integrity and honesty while helping my clients through their journey. My approach combines cognitive- behavioral, solutions- focused therapy, and rational-emotive therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
I understand that our sessions are your stories and experiences. It takes courage, strength, and perseverance to overcome struggles in life. I would love to help you through these struggles and to help you find the inner strength you are seeking. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Narcissism, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Workplace Issues
AR LCSW 3194-C
Catherine is exact who I would want in a therapist, she really listens and gives responses that make me really think deep and learn more about myself so I can grow and move forward! I think my experience with her and better help has been exactly what I needed from therapy :)
Written on Dec 13, 2023 after therapy with Catherine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Written on Oct 17, 2023 after therapy with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts
Catherine is very kind, listens with care, always helpful and respects my thoughts and ideas. Catherine is very easy to talk to and I feel very confident in the assistance I am receiving. Would highly recommend Catherine to anyone who needs help.
Written on Oct 05, 2023 after therapy with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Catherine Pettus has been an excellent confident during my time of need. I am glad I have sought out therapy and have been paired with her. She is great at guiding me where I need guidance without making me feel bad about needing help. I hope to accomplish a lot more with her expertise.
Written on Oct 04, 2023 after therapy with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties