Audrey Rebecca Lanier attends Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta, Georgia to obtain her Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is interning at Inneractions Therapy Services, LLC in Marietta, Georgia and at the Hope Counseling Center at Cedarcrest Church in Acworth, Georgia. She primarily works with children with social disabilities in individual and group settings. She also is working on research regarding the effects of mindfulness on pornography addiction. She aided in the start-up of the first Human Sex Trafficking Awareness Committee at Richmont Graduate University and actively participates in events and trainings. She will become a certified Stewards of Children Facilitator in 2017 to enhance her reach to the community. Additionally, Ms. Lanier is working towards her hour completion to become fully certified as a Family Life Educator through the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR).
She is the Social Media Manager for WBKEARNEY & Associates (WBK&A) product line Equipping Quality Youth Professionals (E-QYP), which includes the first and leading child and adolescent development informational resource app for volunteers and staff in the child and youth development field. Ms. Lanier also is the Social Media Manager and Independent Consultant for the Angie Kennedy Educational Foundation (AKEF), a non-profit scholarship foundation based in Orangeburg, South Carolina and LB Consulting Services, Inc. (LBIC).
Ms. Lanier is a student member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and the American Counseling Association (ACA). Ms. Lanier is a Student Member of NCFR with the hope of becoming a Professional Member in the next few years. She served on Kennesaw State University’s Entrepreneurship Center Board of Directors. She also serves on the Scholarship Committee and the Fund Development Committee for AKEF.
Ms. Lanier has a Bachelor’s of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences from the University of Georgia. She graduated with a major in Human Development and Family Science on the Intervention Track with certificates in FACS Professionalism, Family Life Education, and Entrepreneurship.
While attending UGA, Ms. Lanier worked with young children with varying special needs and with limited English in the Child Development Laboratory. Additionally, she was the first undergraduate student to work in the Family and Community Resiliency Laboratory. Her research focus was on military families and the varying levels of resiliency and coping of youths and their family systems. She co-authored a research paper that is published in the Journal of Child and Family Social Work regarding the antecedents and consequences of youth worry.