You & Gateways

You can't bandage a hurt feeling

A bandage will generally do the trick when you get a cut or a scrape. But when you're trying to deal with anger, depression, abuse, or sexual trauma, you need more than a quick fix. You need help from people who care. People who know how to get to the root of your problem. And people who can help you find a workable solution.

You can trust our Experience for positive results

I am Dr. Beth Shapiro of Gateways Counseling, P.C. I and my therapeutic staff are trained specialists with

over 90 combined years of real-world counseling experience. I and the experienced staff provide support for your feelings and help you find solutions to your emotional problems and difficulties.

And our philosophy? Helping you help yourself—helping you lead a positive, healthy life by feeling good about yourself. Perhaps you've been noticing some changes happening inside of you. You get angry about minor things. You feel down and depressed. Or you may feel inadequate and vulnerable. Maybe you find yourself overreacting or even under-reacting to difficult situations. These symptoms are your warning signs that something is wrong.

We help you look beyond your symptoms so you can discover what the real issues are. And more importantly, begin to work towards solving them.

You get the support you need

Gateways Counseling knows what you're going through. We help many people just like you, so we know how to give you the proper care you need. Maybe one of these problems seems familiar to you. Maybe not, but either way, we encourage you to speak with one of our specialists. Most likely, we can help with whatever emotional or relationship problem that is bothering you.

You can change the way you feel

That's why we're always here and ready to help. Because we see people just like you overcoming these types of difficulties every day. Difficulties that were keeping them from achieving the personal success they wanted.

Simply put, we see people change and get on with their lives. And we're confident that you can, too. The first step is to call and schedule a one-to -one consultation with one of our caring specialists. Then we can work together to design a treatment plan that's right for you. And you can rest assured that we don't offer the same generic treatments to everyone who walks through our door. All of our treatment plans are as unique as the individuals they're designed to help. And, you can even call and have a free 15-minute consultation with one of the Gateways Counseling, P.C. therapists.

What kinds of problems have we treated that could help you?

Feelings (confusion, anger, sadness, shame, fear, hopelessness, and insecurity)
Intimacy & sexuality Relationships
Emotional, Physical & sexual abuse
Sexual harassment
Addiction issues (alcohol, drugs, relationship, work & sex)
Coping with illness and medical stress (menopause, mastectomy, AIDS, cancer & Postpartum depression)
Life changes (divorce, career, midlife & not-so-midlife)
Stress Depression Anxiety Family and Parenting Issues

You get the right therapy for you

You'll have the benefit of several different types of therapy at Gateways Counseling. Of course, we have traditional therapy involving you and a specialist. But we also offer group counseling, couples counseling, and family therapy. In group, couples, and family counseling, not only do you get the benefit of a skilled therapist, but you also get support and insight from others. We use a variety of therapeutic techniques to unmask the traumas and issues that may be affecting your life. Once uncovered, we can show you how to gain the upper hand over these issues and finally put a stop to the pain that they cause.

We have different groups assembled for your needs

Women's issues
Sex & relationship addictions
Emotional release
Survivors of childhood abuse
Rape victims
Women of childhood sexual trauma
Men of childhood sexual trauma
Social chit-chat to sexual intimacy
Dysfunctional family issues
Men's issues
Anger Management
Social Skills Training
Stop Smoking
Understanding Your Dreams
S.A.V.E. -- Stop Abusive and Violent Encounters

You have care that is always accessible and friendly

From the minute you walk into Gateways Counseling and meet our friendly staff to the time you walk out the door, we'll make you feel at home. You'll be greeted with a smile, and even a hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate, if you like. And you'll be seen by a therapist within the first five minutes, so we can give you the attention you deserve. You won't be hurried through your appointment either.

And Discover, Visa, or MasterCard are always welcome. Best of all, we make filling out insurance forms a breeze. For your convenience, members of our staff schedule therapy appointments throughout the day. Some evening and weekend appointments are also available. Group counseling sessions generally meet in the afternoons and evenings. As you can see, we go out of our way to make your visits easy, every step of the way.

We help you start helping yourself

Our ongoing commitment is to support your feelings and help you find workable solutions to your problems.

How do I get started?

Call us now at 806-793-6160 and speak with a member of our experienced staff who can help you choose the treatment option that's best for you. Or e-mail us at and we will work to find a convenient time for your appointment.