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Beth Tyson MA

Licensing & Certifications:

  • MA in Counseling Psychology

Professional Background

Beth Tyson, MA is a psychotherapist, trauma-informed care trainer, and children’s book author.  She has several years of experience as a mental health clinician and as a co-instructor in the graduate program for counseling psychology at Eastern University. Beth specializes in training organizations about how to help children recover from childhood trauma and loss.

Beth is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and a Voices for Children Coalition partner, advocating for youth impacted by trauma in the child welfare system. She is also a professional member of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association and a member of the CASA Advisory Council.

Recently, Beth became the Director of the Trauma Therapy Clinic for Grands Stepping Up. This non-profit organization serves kinship families and grandparents raising their grandchildren.

In the last year, Beth was featured in Forbes Magazine, InStyle Magazine, PsychCentral, PsychReg, MommyPoppins, Romper, and other media outlets on a variety of children’s mental health issues.

Beth is the author of a therapeutic children’s book called A Grandfamily for Sullivan. This tender-hearted story is about a young koala who suddenly moves to grandma’s house when his parents cannot keep him safe. Her book is a tool for parents and professionals to help children cope with BIG emotions after family disruption, trauma, and loss.

Most proudly, Beth is the mother of a courageous little girl who loves to lay in the grass with her and pick out shapes in the clouds.

Professional Affiliations:

The Pennsylvania Counseling Association
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
Voices for Children Coalition Member
CASA Advisory Council Member


MA in Counseling Psychology, Eastern University
Certificate in Adoption Therapy, Rutgers University
BA in Communications and Journalism, Shippensburg University

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Areas of Focus

Beth Tyson, a psychotherapist and children’s book author, specializes in trauma-informed care and advocating for children impacted by trauma. As Director of the Trauma Therapy Clinic at Grands Stepping Up, she empowers kinship families and grandparents raising grandchildren while sharing therapeutic stories to aid children coping with adversity.

Beth Tyson utilizes a number of therapeutic approaches, including:

  • Childhood trauma
  • C-PTSD
  • Adoption
  • Foster care
  • Kinship care
  • Trauma-informed Care
  • Ambiguous Loss
  • Grief
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September 9, 2020