Dr. Lourdes Araujo

Title: Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
Dept.: Counselor Education PRGM
Office: Remote


Dr. Lourdes Araujo is a licensed (FL) bilingual mental health counseling therapist in private practice specializing in treating trauma, mood disorders, dissociative identity disorder (DID), and substance abuse among children, teens, and adults. In addition, Dr. Araujo works with diverse, multiracial, LGBTQ+, and impoverished communities. Her training includes cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), trauma-focused, and holistic mindfulness approaches. Dr. Araujo operates from a humanistic-constructivist perspective and facilitates an understanding of course content structure using Bloom's Taxonomy in teaching using psychological research and the creation of enthusiasm with students. Dr. Araujo's research interests include quantitative and qualitative subject matters related to trauma, multiculturalism, diversity, inclusion, and education. Dr. Araujo has presented at local and state Counseling, Education and Supervision conferences. Dr. Araujo is the President of the Florida Association for Counselor Education & Supervision (FACES). She also serves on the board as the Chair of Professional Development for Imagine Children's Health Center.

Education Background

ED.D. Counselor Education and Supervision . M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling . License - Mental Health Counselor, FL . Certificate - National Society of Leadership . Certification - Crisis Intervention Specialist . Certification - Certification in Training . Certification - Family Instructor . Certification - Domestic Violence . Certification - Human Trafficking . Certification - Sexual Assault

Areas of Expertise

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Victim-Centered Approach for Trauma and, Holistic Mindfulness approaches in counseling and community mental health settings, both in individual and group format. In addition, she uses trauma-focused and mindfulness therapeutic techniques when working with issues ranging from domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, human trafficking, PTSD, and sexual abuse of children and adults to empower them to regain control of their lives and acquire success.

Research / Accomplishments

Qualitative Phenomenology Study, National Louis University, 2020, Dissertation Topic: Cubans immigrant's experience with acculturation and coping skills in the United States. Researcher-Co-Author - Bilingual counseling studies, Journal of Counseling & Development - "A Qualitative Examination of Bi/Multilingual Counselor Training & Experiences." Student Researcher for Human Trafficking, "Journal: Slavery Today"