Loyola University Maryland

Department of Pastoral Counseling


Elizabeth A. Maynard, Ph.D.

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Elizabeth A. Maynard

Assistant Professor of Pastoral Counseling

Loyola University Maryland
Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Care Department
8890 McGaw Road, Suite 380
Columbia, MD 21045


Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary
M.A.C.L., Fuller Theological Seminary
M.Ed., The University of Georgia
B.A., Occidental College

Dr. Elizabeth Maynard is assistant professor of pastoral counseling at Loyola University Maryland. She is trained and licensed as a clinical psychologist and has focused her work on adult clients. Her emphasis in research, training, and clinical work is on the intersection of sexuality and religion/spirituality. This work has included a focus on sexual orientation and gender identity, and upon online sexual activity by adults. Dr. Maynard has a further interest in the intersection of religion and coping, particularly the use of faith to cope with prejudice. 

Dr. Maynard is a member of Division 36 of the American Psychological Association (Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality) and the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR). She is a member of the American Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES), and the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC). She is also a member of the Maryland Psychological Association

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