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Elizabeth Guroff, MA, LCMFT

Elizabeth Guroff, MA, LCMFT

Director, Trauma-informed Services, National Council for Behavioral Health

Elizabeth Guroff, MA, LCMFT, has more than 25 years of experience in the behavioral health field as both a clinician and administrator. She has worked in a range of clinical settings from treatment foster care and in-home treatment programs to outpatient mental health, private practice and community-based adult services to a variety of residential settings for children and adults. In all these settings, she has provided direct clinical services and provided clinical supervision and direction in all of those areas.

Before joining the National Council, Guroff was COO of a large mental health provider in Montgomery County, Md., where she oversaw and directed implementation of trauma-informed care practices across the entire agency. She was also the clinical supervisor at behavioral health clinic in Columbia, Md.

Guroff earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from The College of Wooster and her Master of Arts in human development and family services from the University of Connecticut.


Elizabeth's Consulting & Training Services

The National Council’s trauma-informed care initiatives have helped hundreds of organizations across the country map out and execute a plan for delivering trauma-informed care. National Council trauma experts can help you devise and implement a complete A-Z trauma-informed care plan for your organization. They help you address board and leadership buy-in, workforce training, practice changes and guidelines, community awareness and outcomes measurement. Our experts are available for short- and long-term consulting and training engagements at your site and can work hands-on with your core implementation team. Addressing trauma helps your organization improve the quality and impact of your behavioral health services, increase safety for all, reduce no-shows, enhance client engagement and avoid staff burnout and turnover.

Trauma-informed Services Consultants:

  • Linda Henderson-Smith, Ph.D. LPC
  • Laura Leone, DSW
  • Pam Pietruszewski, MA
  • Elizabeth Guroff, MA, LCMFT
  • Cheryl S. Sharp, MSW, ALWF
  • Karen Johnson, MSW, LCSW
  • Pamela Black, MA