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Laurel Shaler

Christian Speaker
Greenville South Carolina 29615

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Intersecting Faith, Culture, and Emotional Well-Being

Intersecting Faith, Culture, and Emotional Well-Being

Contact Information

Greenville, SC 29615
United States

Speaking Ministry Details

  • Salvation Date
  • 1990
  • Home Church
  • Northgate Baptist Church
  • Relationship to Church
  • Member of
  • Available for
  • Business Speaker, Conferences, Keynotes, Published Author, Retreats, Specialty Author, Trainer, Workshops
  • Speaking Experience
  • Experienced (over 10 events)
  • Fee Range
  • Works with Your Budget

More About Laurel Shaler

As a counselor, professor, social worker, speaker, and writer, Dr. Laurel Shaler’s goal is to live out the words of Isaiah 61:1-3…To proclaim good news to the poor, to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives, to release prisoners from darkness, to comfort all who mourn, and to bestow joy! Why? Because at the age of 18, Laurel experienced a life changing event when it was discovered that she had a 14 pound ovarian cyst that needed to be removed before it ruptured and killed her. Realizing that we must anchor all our emotions to God, her desire is to help others work through their own challenging experiences and grow in all areas of their lives, including faith. 

In order to help others in this way, Laurel earned her Masters in Social Work from Florida State University (and is a Licensed Social Worker) and earned her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University (and is a National Certified Counselor). She has provided psychotherapy services to hundreds in need, many of whom were veterans of the United States Armed Forces. She is now an Associate Professor and Program Director at Liberty University. She is a member of numerous professional organizations such as the American Association of Christian Counselors and the American Counseling Association. 

In addition to other professional interests, Laurel speaks and writes on the intersection of faith, culture, and emotional well-being, including women’s issues; mental illness and the church; topics related to the military/veteran population; trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder; and issues related to adoption and infertility. She also customizes talks for groups related to emotional and spiritual health.  

Laurel has been published professionally and in the well-known Extraordinary Women, P31 Woman, and Lifeway’s Journey Magazines. In addition to maintaining her own blog, she has written for the American Association of Christian Counselors and “Coffee Break” (out of Thomas Road Baptist Church). She has also been a contributor for Believe.com, the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, To Save a Life, Bound4Life, For Every Mom, and more.. 

Laurel’s first book “Reclaiming Sanity: Hope and Healing for Trauma, Stress, and Overwhelming Life Events” was published by David C. Cook in 2017, and her second book "Relational Reset: Unlearning the Habits That Hold You Back" will be published by Moody Publishers in 2019. You can learn more at www.drlaurelshaler.com.  

Laurel and her beloved husband, Nick, live in the South, and enjoy spending time family and friends. They are excited to be adopting! Laurel also enjoys being involved in church activities & ministries, keeping up with political & world news, and volunteering with local organizations.