Trauma Therapist & Clinical Training Specialist
Beth Enterkin, MAAT, LCPC, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and a bilingual (Spanish/English) Trauma Therapist at RVA’s Northside office. Beth received her Bachelor’s degree with Honors from Brown University in 2007, and her Master of Arts in Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009. As an art therapist, she uses both traditional verbal and creative therapy interventions, tailoring her approach to healing to the needs, preferences, and personality of each client. Before coming to RVA in 2012, Beth worked in a variety of other settings, providing trauma informed therapy to families impacted by domestic violence, women experiencing homelessness, and children removed from the foster care system. Beth’s clients have called her “a therapist who really cares.”
Beth is passionate about helping the clinical therapy and mental health field to better understand the impacts of trauma, and envisions a world in which no rape survivor will ever feel blamed, judged, or misunderstood by anyone in the mental health professions who they may turn to for help. As Clinical Training Specialist at RVA, Beth educates social workers, counselors, and others about the neurobiology of trauma, the impacts of rape culture on the mental health of survivors, and how to implement trauma informed therapeutic interventions. She has also served as an expert witness on the subject of the impact of sexual violence on memory and behavior, and looks forward to publishing original writing on her work at RVA in the near future!