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About Dr. Shapiro


File folder icon.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 has worked 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. She has run Gateways Counseling PC since 1993, and closed the counseling practice as of October 2019.

Dr. Shapiro does, however, remain available for consulting and may be reached via email at: