Professional Staff
A Capable Team of Professionals

Gateways Counseling is comprised of highly capable, trained and respected counseling professionals. The specializations represented provide a practically comprehensive score of talent to assist with any problem, personal goal or treatment plan.

No matter what the nature of a problem or personal improvement objective, Gateways Counseling has the expertise to help you.

Roy Alexander, M.Ed., LMFT, has been working with families, couples, children and adults, and interfacing with other therapeutic team members in the community, for thirty-five years. His areas of specialization include family dynamics, parent-child relationships, trauma issues, child behavior problems, depression issues, anxiety and stress issues, medically induced trauma, and life transition issues. He also conducts the anger management program, batterer's intervention program (S.A.V.E.) and parenting classes at Gateways Counseling, PC. In addition, he has experience working with addictions issues.
Bret Hendricks, Ed.D., LPC, has more than seventeen years of experience providing counseling to children, adolescents, adults and families in private practice settings, children's group homes, education cooperatives and Mental Health Mental Retardation settings. He specializes in working with adolescents, men's issues, individual and family trauma situations, substance abuse and addictions issues, and criminal justice populations. His vast experience allows him to treat a broad range of emotional issues including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, family dynamics, child behavior problems, and relationship issues.
Beth Shapiro, Ph.D. (Gateways Proprietor) 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. 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.