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Katherine Pentz, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Family conflicts Depression
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About me


Thank you for exploring me as an option for improved wellness. I have been living and providing treatment to individuals in rural Arizona for over 15 years and have worked several years abroad in the Philippines. I choose to engage people in mental health and substance abuse services because I see myself as a support to the them.

I get to work where my clients is at - see their strengths and skills they have and assist to work through or strengthen them to be their best self. Thus far, I have had wonderful career experiences as a mental health provider and substance abuse treatment provider.

I have had the opportunity to work in a wide range of socio-cultural settings: community mental health, federal agencies, tribal communities, international agencies. I enjoy the following treatment modalities: solution focused, motivational interviewing, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness.

I have had the incredible opportunity to work with individuals, couples and families. I I have worked with range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, education/career challenges/life transitions, grief and loss.

Being part of my clients journey is a role I feel passionate about. I feel honored in this role to assist clients working through challenges, meeting their goals and celebrating their successes. I look forward to meeting with you!

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Family conflicts Depression

Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hearing Impaired, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Visually Impaired, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Katherine Pentz. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Empathetic but not overly so. Pushes you to be honest and introspective

Written on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with Katherine for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Katherine is so kind and caring - I’ve had a wonderful experience doing some tough growing with her as my guiding light.

Written on Nov 05, 2022 after therapy with Katherine for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very knowledgeable and easy to speak with.

Written on Sep 07, 2022 after therapy with Katherine for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Ms. Pentz has been a great sounding board as I navigate issues in my life. She is supportive and offers many ideas and points of view that assist me in understanding my feelings and thoughts. Our sessions are productive and valuable to me.

Written on Sep 02, 2022 after therapy with Katherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

The availability of video chat and consultation with a therapist is the best option I could ask for. I live in a small community where everyone knows each other and the option for therapists are limited and have waiting lists. Katherine is awesome and felt so comfortable from the moment we started emailing each other. She’s exactly who I was looking for. This is also the first time I had to answer questionnaires for who I am looking for and what they specialize in, which is amazing. I recommended Betterhelp to my friends and family and I will definitely utilize and continue to utilize Betterhelp again and again.

Written on Jul 31, 2022 after therapy with Katherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

This was my first experience with therapy and I couldn’t have had a better therapist! Katherine helped me through a particularly challenging time of high anxiety caused by medical issues and family challenges. She helped me see and reframe some of my family dynamics and personal perceptions. She gave me a set of tools that I have continued to use even after our sessions ended. I highly recommended Katherine as an empathetic and insightful therapist that offers practical strategies for coping and change.

Written on Jul 20, 2022 after therapy with Katherine for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue