Elizabeth Ventura, PhD, LPL, NCC, is a counselor educator, qualitative researcher, and trauma specialist. She has been practicing clinically since 2004 and has specific clinical training in both cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy. Although her area of expertise focuses on trauma work and the treatment of eating disorders, she has built her clinical practice working with individuals across the life span where she has experience in various mental health conditions. She is a core faculty member in the clinical 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 as Trauma Counseling: Theories and Interventions; The Counselor's Companion: What Every Beginning Counselor Needs to Know; and the forthcoming Introduction to the Counseling Profession. In addition, she is the president of Associates in Counseling; Wellness, LLC, which provides private therapy and group therapy services to individuals, families, and couples.