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Elizabeth A. Holbrook, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor, Counseling


Elizabeth A. Holbrook, Ph.D., brings more than 20 years of experience counseling in K–12 public schools to her students as an Adjunct Professor of Counseling at Our Lady of the Lake University. Beyond teaching, she currently works as a Professional School Counselor in Northside Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas.

Holbrook's research and teaching interests include using arts-based methods to examine human psychological development, immigration issues, women's history, cross-cultural experiences and service learning. She has presented at numerous national, state, and local conferences about addressing the counseling needs of immigrant K–12 students, as well as ethical concerns for school counselors and researchers. Her activities in professional organizations include the position of Chairperson for the South Texas Counseling Association Winter Workshop in 2016.

Holbrook earned her Doctorate from the University of the Incarnate Word in Organizational Leadership, her Master's Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and her Bachelor of Arts from Trinity University.

Holbrook enjoys playing tennis, skiing and traveling. She especially loves to travel to Boston, where her son now resides.


  • 2017 Northside Education Foundation (NEF) Grant Recipient: Constructing During Construction
  • 2017 Texas Alamo Regional Counseling Association (TARCA) Molly Gerold Human Rights Award
  • 2016 South Texas Counseling Association (STCA) High School Counselor of the Year
  • 2014 South Texas Counseling Association (STCA) Research Award