Beth Christopherson, LCSW, CST
-AASECT Certified Sex Therapist
-Psycho-Spiritual Focus and Competency
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Houston, Texas, having received my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Houston, and my Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Texas at Austin. My clinical approach is to work collaboratively with individuals and couples while also being directive. I am sensitive to your concerns and committed to working collaboratively with you. In addition to listening to and validating your experiences, I am goal-focused and employ a variety of therapeutic techniques that lead to suggestions for implementing specific behavioral changes and activities that can achieve successful outcomes.
I enjoy writing about a variety of issues that affect mental health and quality-of-life and am a published author. If you would like to read these publications, click HERE. As someone who values scientific research and the importance of supporting those in grief, I am an Ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Death and Dying.
Beyond these academic credentials, I have had thousands of hours of clinical experience in effectively treating sexual issues, such as low desire, sexual pain, erectile issues, and out-of-control sexual behaviors. I also have ample experience in collaborating with urologists, gynecologists, and pelvic health specialists on medical issues, as appropriate.
Furthermore, I am an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (CST) through the American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). Note that any therapist in the state of Texas can advertise him/herself as a “sex therapist,” and therefore if you are seeking treatment for a sexual issue, I strongly encourage you to work with an AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist. AASECT certification requires rigorous academic preparation in the science of sexuality, as well as hundreds of hours of supervised clinical experience in sex therapy.
As I approach bereavement from an academic as well as spiritually-sensitive standpoint, I am a member of the International Association of Near-Death Studies (IANDS), the Forever Family Foundation, as well as the Association for Death Education and Counseling . Incorporating spirituality and afterlife beliefs, for those who desire to do so, in the healing process is one of my focuses.
Because my top priority is to provide high-quality care that is designed to be effective for my clients, I am trained in multiple treatment practices and therapeutic models that can be effective in treating trauma as well as many related anxiety and mood disorders. Those therapies and practices include:
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
Post Induction Therapy (Pia Mellody’s Model)
Family-of-Origin/Developmental Trauma Model