Isis Pettway, MS, LAC is a native of Flint, Michigan, but has called Arkansas home since July of 1990. She’s been able to call the great city of Little Rock home since the mid 1990s. As the daughter of an English teacher, Isis came to love aquiring knoweledge at an early age. Both of her parents were consistent in letting their children know the importance of a great education. Isis went on to complete her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at the University of Central Arkansas. Shortly after completing her studies, Isis left to live and work in the city of Atlanta from 2006 to 2013. It was there that she grew professionally and personally. In the Spring of 2016, Isis began her studies with John Brown Univeristy in pursuit of a Masters in Science for Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Certification in Play Therapy. She completed her studies as of August 2019.
As an up-and-coming mental health professional, she desires to continue the work of shattering the stigma surrounding mental health and mental illness. Her training includes working with populations of various demographics and backgrounds in the inpatient setting, non-profit programs, and residential care facilities. Her therapeutic approach includes CBT and Solution Focused as she works with children (ages 5-12), adults, seniors, LGBTQ+, and families. She strives to provide a brave space for her clients so that they are able to be their authentic self, while choosing to share space with her, navigating their therapeutic journey.
Favorite Quote: “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” ― Brene Brown