Elizabeth James, DMFT

Assistant Professor, Counseling and Family Sciences
Coordinator, Marital and Family Therapy MS Online Program

Contact Information

Email ejames@llu.edu
Phone 909-558-4547, ext. 47009

Department of Counseling and Family Sciences
Loma Linda University, Griggs Hall, Office 205
11065 Campus St., Loma Linda, CA  92350

Degrees and Certifications

  • DMFT, Marriage and Family Therapy - Loma Linda University, 2023
  • MA, Clinical Psychology: Marriage and Family Therapy - Azusa Pacific University, 2006

Areas of Specialization

  • Child and adolescent
  • Pregnancy, prenatal, and postpartum depression
  • Attachment and bonding
  • Family systems
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and EMDR
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders (ASD, ADHD)
  • Behavioral issues
  • DIR/Floortime and ABA
  • Clinical supervision and mentorship
  • Advancement of marriage and family therapy
  • Person of the therapist

Professional Licenses and Memberships

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist – License #LMFT49295
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor – License #LPCC288
  • Professional Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
  • Professional Member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) 
  • Professional Member of the California Association of Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (CALPCC)
  • Certified Supervisor with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
  • Certified Supervisor with the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)

Recent Publications and Presentations


  • Doctoral project program design: Roots: An Attachment-Based Prenatal Depression Group Therapy Program for Expectant Mothers (June, 2023).

Community Engagement

  • Clinical Supervisor with Emmaus Road Christian Counseling (ERCC), 501(c)(3) (2022-present)
  • Graduate student mentor (2016-2022; 2023-present)
  • Alumna mentor (2018-present)
  • Parent mentor (2018-present)
  • Undergraduate student mentor (2022-2023)
  • Volunteer for Foothill Family Shelter (FFS), 501(c)(3) (1991-1993)
Dr. Elizabeth James
Dr. Elizabeth James
Music is a common language. As a teacher and healer, I often integrate music into my classrooms and clinical sessions. I find this to be an integral source of connection and bonding—an opportunity to understand each other and be together in our differences. We listen to the variances in tones and inflections. We enjoy the diversity of instruments and voices. We find our bodies responding in dance form, snapping, or singing along. As a vocalist and violinist, I have an affinity and ear for music—it nourishes my soul. Whether I'm enjoying tunes in my car, worshipping, attending concerts, practicing my current piece, or having jam sessions with my family, I find myself quickly immersed in the heartbeat of the melodic harmony and feeling peace in my heart.