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laurie spies, m.a.

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

Contact Information

Phone: (803) 254-9767
Fax: (803) 254-9740
Email: lauriespies@palmettocounseling.com

About Me

I became a counselor after spending 25 years in education, public relations, and public policy.  My decision to return to graduate school and change careers mid-life stemmed from a desire to make a difference in the lives of people in a more poignant way.  I believe my life experiences provide a unique and seasoned perspective in the counseling room.

My great desire is to help others experience hope, purpose and wholeness in their lives.  Pain and struggle are universal, but our experiences with them are not, and they can leave us feeling stuck, overwhelmed, and alone.  I provide a safe, supportive space for people to restore their balance, improve their relationships with themselves, God, and other people, and to begin to flourish.  Whether you have experienced profound trauma, are navigating a transition in life, or have hit a difficult bump along the way, I would be honored to walk with you. 

When I’m not working I love to read, hike, travel, and explore with my husband.  We often bring along our goldendoodle to join us.

For more information go to LaurieSpies.com

General Information

Gender: Female
Started Counseling: 2014
Sliding Scale: Yes
Average Cost Per Session: $80
Insurance: No
Credit Cards Accepted: Yes

Clients

Age: 18 and older
Ethnicity: Any
Modality: Individuals, Couples and Groups
Gender: Male and Female
Religious Orientation: Any

Education

M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy - Southern Nazerene University, 2016
M.B.A. (coursework) - University of Oklahoma, 2003-2005
B.A. Education - Southwest Baptist University, 1989

Certifications

Licensed Professional Counselor/Associate
Prepare/Enrich
Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Level 1

Clinical Experience

Affiliate Counselor - Palmetto Counseling Associates 2018-present
Counseling Intern - Renew Counseling Center (2014-2016)