Dr. Adriana Labarta
Assistant Professor of Counseling
Department of Counseling
Dr. Adriana Labarta earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. Prior to her doctoral studies, she obtained several degrees at the University of Florida, including a Specialist in Education, a Master of Education with a specialization in Mental Health Counseling, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. As a licensed mental health counselor in Florida, Dr. Labarta’s previous work experience included providing counseling services to diverse populations at Florida Atlantic University’s Counseling and Psychological Services and the Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders in Coconut Creek, Florida. Her research interests include eating disorders, body image, and multicultural and social justice issues in counseling and counselor education. Dr. Labarta’s current research focuses on addressing treatment disparities impacting historically underserved communities with eating disorders. She has co-authored several articles published in peer-reviewed counseling journals, including the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, the Professional Counselor, and the Journal of Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness: Research, Practice, and Education. She has also presented her research at various national conferences, including the American Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling, and the Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities. Dr. Labarta is an active member of these organizations and feels passionate about bridging research-practice gaps in counseling to promote equity and access to mental health services across diverse populations.