BETH MATENAER, LPC
Beth Matenaer, LPC, is a licensed professional counselor and trauma therapist in South Carolina, who has worked with adults, children, adolescents, and families for more than 25 years. As a survivor of the Troubled Teen Industry, she has devoted her decades-long career to treating clients who exhibit the complexity of post-traumatic stress (PTSD) and other victims of high-conflict systems. Beth’s approach to her work is her understanding that effective and enduring recovery from traumatic abuse, attachment/relational issues, parental and/or children’s residual reactions to adoption, and Complex PTSD requires equally nuanced treatment. In that regard, she draws from the best of classic talk therapy, cutting-edge neuroscience, experimental canine- and equine-assisted therapy, and compassionate advocacy. Additionally, she is the co-creator and Clinical Director of the innovative Think Boxing program. She has led trainings and workshops for helping professionals, as well as for groups of trauma survivors.
Beth takes a direct, compassionate, and fully invested approach to helping each patient or client understand the psychological, emotional, and physical effects of trauma and how to evolve into a healthier version of self. She works with the view that regaining self-empowerment after trauma requires knowledge, creativity, and compassion – NOT perfection.