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Corie Schoeneberg, PhD, LPC, RPT-S, NCC

Core Faculty



  • Ph.D. Counselor Education, Regent University, 2018
  • Ed.S. Professional Counseling, University of Central Missouri, 2009
  • M.S. Counseling, University of Central Missouri, 2008
  • B.A. Communication Studies, Texas Tech University, 2005

Field of Expertise

  • Childhood Mental Health
  • Play Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Counseling
  • School Counseling
  • Cross-Cultural Supervision and Counselor Education

Licensure and Certification

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (Missouri & Virginia)
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor (Missouri)
  • Board Certified Counselor
  • Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor
  • School Counselor (Missouri; 2009-2020)


Dr. Corie Schoeneberg has over 15 years of clinical counseling experience and specializes in play therapy and childhood mental health with an emphasis in trauma and attachment problems, and she has provided counseling services in the public-school system, private practice, non-profit, youth home, and military clinic settings. Dr. Schoeneberg is the author of nearly 20 publications, including Preparing for trauma work in clinical mental health: A workbook to enhance self-awareness and promote safe, competent practice, and her research interests focus on trauma, play therapy, childhood mental health, counselor education, cross-cultural supervision, and creative interventions. With a long history in play therapy leadership and service, Dr. Schoeneberg is a Past President of the Missouri Association for Play Therapy, currently serves as the Chair for the University Education Committee for the Association for Play Therapy, and was the recipient of the 2020 Emerging Leader Award for the Association for Play Therapy. Dr. Schoeneberg provided pioneering counseling and play therapy work in Ukraine when she developed the Children’s Counseling Certificate Program for the Ukrainian Institute for Education in Psychology and Counseling where she continues to serve as the Program Director and Founding President of Ukraine’s Child and Adolescent Counseling Association. In addition to her faculty work at Liberty University, Dr. Schoeneberg is an international and keynote presenter, and she provides clinical and play therapy supervision, consultation services, and interdisciplinary trainings.

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