About Me

Laurie Chandler, MA, LPC, NCC

Laurie Chandler, MA, LAPC I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (Georgia License #007977) in Marietta, Georgia. I earned a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling with a specialization in Trauma from Richmont Graduate University. I earned my undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University.

My clinical experience includes providing individual, couples, group, and crisis intervention counseling to adolescents and adults at Mount Paran Hope Counseling Center in Atlanta and at the YWCA of Northwest Georgia in Marietta. I also have in-home case management experience working with families and children involved in the judicial system for abuse and neglect.

I currently provide individual and group psychotherapy. I am trained to utilize EMDR, when appropriate, for clients who have experienced various types of trauma. I also provide training and workshops for churches and organizations on topics such as trauma-informed care, human trafficking, parenting, and various mental health issues. 

Counseling Philosophy

I approach psychotherapy from a holistic perspective, as I believe that mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, and relational health is intimately intertwined. My theoretical focus typically combines a psychodynamic (insight-oriented) and interpersonal (relational) approach. However, I recognize that each person is unique with differing needs and goals. Therefore, I will tailor my approach to meet the needs of each individual client.

One of the distinctive skills that I possess is the ability to work with clients whose faith is an essential component of life decisions. I understand the importance the role one’s faith may play within the therapeutic process and am comfortable discussing these values with clients.

Professional Memberships

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)
Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)
American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)