Engaging, relevant training with an emphasis on issues of race, faith, culture and trauma.

Meet LaVerne Hanes Collins, PhD, NCC


LaVerne is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in GA and Licensed Clinical Mental Heath Counselor (LCMHC) in NC. She is certified as a Clinical Supervisor, Master Addictions Couselor, Certified Family Trauma Professional, Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider, and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University; M.S. Ed. in Community Counseling from Duquesne University, and PhD in Christian Counseling from South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary.

LaVerne is a trainer, speaker, and author. Her publications include numerous cover feature articles for Counselor Magazine; a published textbook chapter on Clinical Assessment in P. Ruiz & E.C. Strain (Eds) Lowinson & Ruiz’s Substance Abuse: A comprehensive textbook; and her own book, “The Fruit of Your Pain: Experiencing Spiritual Renewal through Seasons of Struggle."