Laura Viars Profile

Licensed Professional Counselor


Laura Viars, M.A., is a Licensed Professional Counselor and serves as the Mental Health Counselor for The College Program for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder at Marshall University. Ms. Viars earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 2012 and a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2015, both from Marshall University. Ms. Viars provides therapeutic services for students in the program through individual and group counseling. Her interests include utilizing mindfulness and other Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills in individual sessions, as well as working with clients with trauma. Her current research is regarding connections between Autism Spectrum Disorder and gender identity.