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

Core Faculty



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


Dr. Shaler is a Nationally Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Licensed Social Worker. She is a former psychotherapist with the Department of Veterans Affairs where she specialized in the treatment of PTSD and anger. Her clinical and research interests include Christian integration, military/veteran issues, crisis and trauma, adoption and attachment, and the emotional well-being of women. Dr. Shaler is an active member of numerous professional organizations and was inducted into Chi Sigma Iota, an international honors society for counselors. Additionally, Dr. Shaler speaks and writes about the intersection of faith, culture, and emotional well-being (www.drlaurelshaler.com).