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Laurel Shaler, Ph.D., NCC, LCSW, LISW-CP, LPC, LMFT

Core Faculty



  • Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision, Regent University
  • M.S.W. Social Work, Florida State University
  • M.A. Theological Studies, Liberty University
  • B.S. Sociology, College of Charleston

Licenses and Certifications

  • National Certified Counselor
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, South Carolina
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Florida
  • Licensed Independent Social Worker-Clinical Practice, South Carolina
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Florida


Dr. Laurel Shaler holds a PhD in Counselor Education and Family Studies from Regent University. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Florida State University and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Liberty University. She is a Professor at Liberty in the Department of Counselor Education and Family Studies, where she has served as a Department Chair and Program Director. Her interests include but are not limited to the following: adoption; emotional wellbeing of women; loss & grief; parenting; relationships; resilience; and service members, veterans, and their spouses​. Dr. Shaler is the author of “Reclaiming Sanity: Hope and Healing for Trauma, Stress, and Overwhelming Life Events” (David C. Cook, 2017) and “Relational Reset: Unlearning the Habits that Hold You Back” (Moody, 2019). Learn more at www.drlaurelshaler.com.

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