Child & FamilyTherapist
Child & Family Therapist
Bette Roberts (she/her), LMSW, is a master’s level clinician who is passionate about serving children and families and brings humility, empathy, and an open mind to her work. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Family Sciences at Samford University and her Master of Science in Social Work at the University of Tennessee with a concentration in Trauma Treatment. At NCFCW, Bette sees all ages but specializes in seeing children 12 and under who are seeking therapy for trauma, grief, mood and anxiety disorders, social skills deficits, and adjustment to life transitions. She also co-facilitates the PEERS Social Skills Group.
While she is a Tennessee native, Bette lived in Cambodia for a couple years, working with a family-based non-profit and volunteered with a few different organizations, including a child protection organization and an anti-human trafficking organization. In the US, Bette has worked in many different settings including child abuse prevention, parent training and support, religious trauma, the foster care system, and with sexual assault survivors.
Bette enjoys using a blend of evidence-based treatment approaches through a person-in-environment and strengths-based perspective. Her approaches include but are not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC). Exposure and Response Prevention, (ERP), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Bette has trained in and is pursuing her certification in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), which is an evidence-based treatment for young children, ages 2 to 7 years-old, with emotional and behavioral problems that places emphasis on improving the quality of the parent-child relationship and changing parent-child interaction patterns.
With a goal to help her clients feel empowered and reach their goals, Bette provides psychoeducation, teaches new skills and helps clients identify their strengths and abilities. Bette places a strong emphasis on the connection between mind, body, and emotions, and incorporates somatic based work into her practice. Bette is LGBTQIA+ affirming. She excels in building a warm, safe environment for every client and is currently under licensure supervision with Emily Hardcastle, LCSW.
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