On Monday, August 24th at 6:30 pm, Caitlin Draper Mattelin and the Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum discussed tools to cope with uncertainty and stress during COVID-19, including radical acceptance.

As COVID-19 has continued for months on end, the prolonged stress can leave us feeling constantly overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. It is common to feel depressed and anxious while trying to support ourselves, our families, and friends while social distancing and when dealing with issues outside of our control for such prolonged lengths of time. Carve out some time for yourself this month and attend this meeting to obtain those much-needed tools to make your life a little less stressful during this time.

Caitlin R. Draper Mattelin, MSW, LCSW, ACAS is a psychotherapist who owns a private practice in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She graduated with both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in social work from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Caitlin specializes in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, anxiety disorders, and perinatal mental health. She holds the clinical credential of Advanced Autism Specialist (ACAS) through the International Bureau of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). Caitlin has been practicing meditation for over 15 years. When she’s not working Caitlin loves to cook, read, and is learning to garden. She probably watches too much reality television. She lives with her husband in Fayetteville.

This presentation is not a substitute for therapy. Call 911 immediately if you believe you are experiencing a mental health emergency. If you are experiencing stress, anxiety, symptoms of depression, trauma, difficulty coping, or other mental health issues, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with a local mental health care provider.

  • Caitlin R. Draper Mattelin, MSW, LCSW, ACAS 1101 N. College Avenue Suite 200, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701 (479) 777-2521 hello@caitlindraper.com
  • University of Arkansas Counseling & Psychological Services 479-575-5276
  • Ozark Guidance Center (Community Mental Health Care Provider for Washington and Benton Counties) (479) 750-2020
  • Western Arkansas Counseling & Guidance Center (Community Mental Health Care Provider for Fort Smith & River Valley) 1-800-542-1031
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255