Laurel Shaler, PhD, is a professor at Liberty University and a speaker on faith and emotional well-being. A national certified counselor and social worker, Dr. Shaler is a former psychotherapist for the Department of Veterans Affairs, where she specialized in treating trauma. This past June, Dr. Shaler’s first book Reclaiming Sanity: Hope and Healing for Trauma, Stress, and Overwhelming Life Events was released. She and her family live in Greenville, South Carolina.