Beth Tyson, MA

Beth Tyson, MA

Beth Tyson, MA


MA in Counseling Psychology

Area of Focus:

Childhood trauma, C-PTSD, adoption, foster care, kinship care, trauma-informed care, ambiguous loss, and grief.


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

Beth’s Recent Articles

Professional Background

Beth Tyson, MAis a psychotherapist, children’s book author, and trauma-informed care expert. She has several years of experience as a clinician and as a co-instructor in the graduate program for counseling psychology at Eastern University. Beth also holds a Certificate in Adoption from Rutgers University.

While working as a family therapist contracted by the Department of Child Protection and Permanency, Beth provided mental health counseling to children and families impacted by trauma and loss. The families she worked with were at risk of having a child removed from their home and placed into out-of-home care due to behavioral challenges caused by childhood trauma and loss.

Beth is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer 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.

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

In the last year, Beth was featured on,, The United Ways of CA, RVN TV, BYU Radio and other media outlets. Please click on any of these links to learn more about Beth and the work she is doing around trauma-responsive care.

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

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