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)
  • Mindfulness Techniques
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Empathy-building and Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family-of-Origin/Developmental Trauma Model
  • Psycho-Spiritual Therapy


Guest Speaking and Publications
I frequently am a guest speaker on sexual, spiritual, and other quality-of-life issues at local universities, medical schools, volunteer organizations, and for other therapists. Some of my presentations include An Introduction to Sexual Disorders and Sex Therapy Collaborative Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction: Psychotherapy and Medical Interventions, Solace and Alleviating the Pain of Grief, and Assessing and Addressing Spirituality and Afterlife Beliefs in Psychotherapy. I am available for select guest speaking engagements. Furthermore, I have published multiple articles on a variety of issues that affect mental health and quality-of-life and am an ad-hoc reviewer for the Journal of Death and Dying.