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Elisa Niles Thorne

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Counseling

Degree Program M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Elisa or Dr. E, hails from the Caribbean island of St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands. She holds a Bachelor's in Psychology (2002) and a Master's in Education with a concentration in Guidance and Counseling (2005) from the University of the Virgin Islands. She obtained a second Masters in Mental Health Counseling (2009) from Argosy University. She completed her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision (2019) from Walden University. Dr. E has over 10 years in the counseling profession. She is currently a Licensed Mental Health Counseling in the State of Florida. She is also a qualified supervisor for mental health counselor interns and marriage and family therapist interns. Dr. E holds credentials as a Board Certified Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. Dr. E has presented at local and national conferences.

Dr. E is a contributing faculty and enjoys engaging with students. She is currently in private practice and works part-time in the local county jail in her community. Dr. E is a member of the Florida Counseling Association, Florida Mental Health Counselors Association, and the Florida Association for Play Therapy.


PhD, Walden University

MA, Argosy University

MEd, University of the Virgin Islands

Awards / Honors

Minority Fellowship Program, National Board of Certified Counselors, 2016