Dr. Bonta holds a doctorate in counselor education and supervision with research interests in adverse religious experiences, religious trauma, shame, and God attachment. He is a licensed mental health counselor and Florida board qualified clinical supervisor. His clinical experience includes community-based therapy with at-risk children, adolescents, and families and he served for ten years as the director of counseling & wellness for Palm Beach Atlantic University’s counseling center, overseeing a team of clinical therapists and on campus mental health services. He is a faculty advisor for an Active Minds chapter that seeks to promote college student well-being and has served on several mental health related committees. Dr. Bonta has published research on therapeutic interventions that promote social justice and interpersonal peace and serves as an editorial reviewer for the Journal of Psychology and Theology. He is an active member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and its divisions: the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES); American College Counseling Association (ACCA); and the Association for Creativity in Counseling (ACC). Dr. Bonta has presented at both state and national counseling conferences on college mental health protocol, creative arts in counseling practice, and promoting multiculturalism, social justice, and peace through psychotherapeutic interventions.