Meet the Proprietor
Beth Shapiro, Ph.D.

Dr. Beth ShapiroBeth 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 History

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 include:

Intimacy and Sexuality Relationship Issues
  Emotional, Physical & Sexual Abuse
  Rape and Other Trauma
  Counseling Domestic Violence Issues
  Depression Grief & Loss
  Coping with Illness & Medical Stress
  Coping with Sexual Harassment
  Sexuality Problems
  Life Changes
  Play Therapy for Children
  Developmental Transitions
  Family & Parenting Issues
  Couples Counseling
  Specialized Testing
  Specialized Assessments

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.