Steve Vensel



Dr. Steven Vensel has served in both clinical and executive settings and has accrued in excess of 20-thousand hours of professional counseling, supervisory, and leadership experience during his career.  He has served as the clinic director of a large outpatient children’s psychiatric center, directed children’s therapeutic residential homes and developed and led counseling centers. Steve is well qualified to provide a wide range of individual, marital, and family services. An area of specialization focuses on assisting individuals and families who have been newly diagnosed with chronic, deteriorating, life changing medical conditions. Dr. Vensel maintains a counseling practice and serves as the Clinical Director at Community Christian Counseling Center in Palm Beach Gardens.

Steve has been highly active in the clinical supervision and training of helping professionals throughout his career and has a passion for counselor education. He is a state qualified supervisor for mental health, marriage & family, and clinical social work interns and has an CACREP accredited earned doctorate in counseling.

Dr. Vensel is an assistant professor in the Graduate Counselor Education Program at

About Me

Palm Beach Atlantic University. Steve brings considerable clinical expertise to his classrooms. Steve’s research focuses on workplace mobbing and bullying, abusive organizations, including religious organizations, forced terminations and its impact on targets and their families. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development where he specializes in reviewing manuscripts utilizing structural equation modeling, path analysis, and mediation research methodologies. He also serves on the research committee for the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling.

In addition to his academic work, Steve provides specialized training to organizations in identifying and managing psychologically unhealthy people in the workplace.  He provides training in brief counseling/coaching techniques that are especially suited to the workplace where there is limited time to provide effective interventions leading to change. He also provides recovery services to mobbing and bullying victims as well as advocacy and consultation services for the establishment of workplace abuse policies and workplace abuse educational protocols.

Steve has been married for 30 years and has two adult children.