Beth Ratchford is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Western Seminary. She specializes in treating adults who have experienced childhood trauma. Beth has trained with Pia Mellody in the Post Induction Therapy model of treatment and uses it as the primary framework in her work with clients. She is also trained in the use of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for treating trauma and other difficult life experiences. Beth is an EAGALA certified mental health specialist and provides Equine Assisted Psychotherapy services. She is also a qualified practitioner of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and finds it a helpful lens to help clients get a sense of some of the hard-wired ways that they operate in the world.
Before entering private practice Beth owned a consulting business providing leadership development and team building experiences to businesses and non-profits. Prior to starting her consulting business Beth worked with older adults at a large continuing care retirement community. Beth also worked as a social worker in Seattle where she managed a transitional living program for homeless youth and their children.
Beth is a member of Northern Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors and the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA).