Beth Shapiro, Ph.D.
Beth Shapiro, Ph.D., LMFT, earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Lake Forest College, and her Master's degree and Ph.D. in Psychology from
the University of Connecticut. She then completed a Post-Doctoral
Fellowship in Developmental Psychology at the University of Denver,
and was an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Emory University.
Dr. Shapiro was also a Visiting Assistant Professor of Human Development
and Family Studies at Texas Tech University. She continues to maintain
an adjunct faculty appointment In Human Development and Family Studies
at Texas Tech University and is an Adjunct Staff Psychologist at the
University Counseling Center at Texas Tech University.
Dr. Shapiro is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, a Diplomate
and Board Certified Forensic Examiner, and a Certified Criminal
Justice Specialist. In addition, she also is a Licensed Sex
Offender Treatment Provider and a Doctoral Level Addictions Counselor.
Her professional memberships include the American Association
for Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Psychological Association,
the American College of Forensic Examiners, the Texas Association
Against Sexual Assault, the Texas Association for Sex Offender
Treatment, the International Society for Ecological Psychology,
and the American Academy of Experts In Traumatic Stress.
Dr. Shapiro directs Gateways Counseling, and works with adult,
teenage and child clients in individual, group, couples and family
therapy. She specializes in dealing with trauma issues, including
physical, emotional and sexual abuse, and works with both victims
and perpetrators. In addition, Dr. Shapiro deals with depression,
grief and loss Issues, adjustment disorders, personality disorders,
family and relationship problems, medically induced trauma, psychosexual
disorders and addiction-based emotional disorders.
Gateways Counseling, L.L.P., was originally established in June,
1993. The practice became a corporation in January, 1997, combining
the private practices of Dr. Lorraine Baillie, Dr. Beth Shapiro
and the Gateways partnership.
The initial impetus to start Gateways Counseling, P.C. was two
fold: 1) Stop referring out of the practices clients who could
not be scheduled due to space and time limitations, and 2) Provide
a wider variety of services to clients, again reducing the need
for external referents.
In 1998 Dr. Baillie left Gateways to return to a solo practice.
However, the Gateways Counseling, P.C. philosophy continues under
the directorship of Dr. Shapiro. Gateways hires employees who
reflect the same levels of training, expertise, and clinical philosophy
as Dr. Shapiro and who also add specialized services beyond those
provided by Shapiro's private practice. Currently, the psychological
and counseling areas Gateways Counseling, P.C. is able to serve
Gateways Counseling, P.C. currently has four therapists,
two full-time office
staff, and a part-time management consultant. The referral base
to Gateways Counseling, P.C. continues to expand as the employee
therapists develop their own referral base among the medical, academic,
legal, social services, and personal bases. Gateways Counseling,
P.C. itself has become an established practice that elicits referrals
from a variety of individuals and organizations.