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Elias Moitinho, Ph.D., LPC-S, LPC, LMFT

Department Chair, Residential Professor, Licensed Counseling



  • Ph.D., Psychology & Counseling, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Texas, 2000
  • M.A., Marriage & Family Counseling, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Texas, 1995
  • M.A., Religious Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Texas, 1995
  • Bachelor of Theology, South Brazil Baptist Theological Seminary, Brazil, 1988


Dr. Moitinho has many years of ministry and teaching experience having served in various roles such as pastor, counselor, seminary professor, and director of a Christian counseling center. Prior to joining Liberty University, he served as the Hope for the Heart Chair of Biblical Counseling at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. At Liberty University Dr. Moitinho has served as director of counseling licensure programs and director of clinical training with the Department of Counselor Education and Family Studies. He is interested in multicultural counseling focusing specifically on the Hispanic/Latino population, the use of Scriptures in counseling, marriage counseling, and family ministry. Additionally, Dr. Moitinho has taught as a guest professor in seminaries in Mexico, Cuba, and Spain.