Beth Christopherson, LCSW, CST, CCTP
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Houston, Texas, having received my Master of Social Work (MSW) 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 providing concrete steps to reach their desired goals. I work with adult individuals and couples on a variety of issues including anxiety, life transitions, trauma, grief, and marital challenges. I am EMDR-Trained and find it to be a very helpful healing technique for trauma, including trauma associated with grief. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) through the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP).
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 themselves as a “sex therapist.” AASECT clinical certification requires rigorous academic preparation in the science of sexuality, as well as hundreds of hours of supervised clinical experience in sex therapy. I have been an AASECT-certified sex therapist as well as EMDR-Trained since 2013 and have had intensive sex therapy specialization and training since 2011.
Beyond these academic credentials, I have had thousands of hours of clinical experience in effectively treating sexual issues, such as low desire, sexual pain, sexual trauma, and men’s sexual health issues. I also have ample experience in collaborating with urologists, gynecologists, and pelvic floor specialists on medical issues. Because of my clinical skills and ability to help clients reach their goals in an efficient manner, I receive many referrals from medical doctors.
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)
Empathy-building and Emotionally Focused Therapy
Family-of-Origin/Developmental Trauma Model