Elizabeth Ventura, PhD,
is a counselor educator, qualitative researcher, and trauma specialist. Dr. Ventura has been practicing clinically since 2004 and has specific clinical
training in both cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy. While Dr. Ventura’s area of expertise focuses on trauma work and the
treatment of eating disorders, she has built her clinical practice working with individuals across the lifespan where she has experience in various mental
health conditions. She is a core faculty member in the Mental Health Counseling Department at Walden University. Her teaching experience includes such
courses as Psychopathology and Diagnosis, Research Design and Program Evaluation, Testing and Appraisal, Advanced Counseling Techniques, Foundations of
Counseling, Counseling Trauma Survivors, Practicum, Internship, and Supervision.
Dr. Ventura has presented at numerous local, state, and national conferences, including the profession’s flagship professional conferences, the American
Counseling Association and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. She has published chapters in such texts asTrauma Counseling; Theories and Interventions; The Counselor’s Companion: What Every Beginning Counselor Needs to Know; and the forthcoming Introduction to the Counseling Profession. Additionally, Dr. Ventura is the President of Associates in Counseling & Wellness, LLC which
provides private therapy and group therapy services to individuals, families, and couples.