B.S. Psychology, Samford University M.Ed. Counseling Psychology, Texas A&M University
Laurel Wade is a doctoral intern completing her Ph.D from Texas A&M University’s Counseling Psychology program. She provides individual and group counseling, outreach, and consultation services. Before beginning her internship with the AU community, her counseling experiences included community mental health, college counseling, and primary care behavioral health settings. Throughout her training, she encountered a strong interest in supporting college students to develop their full potential for wellness while achieving their academic goals. She approaches counseling from an integrated perspective, incorporating interpersonal and strengths-based cognitive behavioral interventions with the reality of the client’s lived multicultural experiences. Laurel also places strong emphasis on the counseling relationship as a tool for clients to foster more empowering and meaningful relationships with themselves and others. Her special clinical interests include family of origin concerns, LGBTQ+ identity development, religious/spiritual identity transitions, adjustment to chronic health conditions, and healthy eating and exercise for all bodies.