Diakon Child, Family & Community Ministries

Laurel Spencer

Laurel Spencer is Executive Director of Diakon Family Life Services, which encompasses counseling and family services offices in central and north-central Pennsylvania.

Ms. Spencer joined Diakon in 2010 and served as clinical director of Diakon Family Life Services – Upper Susquehanna, which has offices in Lewisburg, Montoursville and Williamsport, before her promotion to executive director in mid-2016. In her previous role, she was responsible for assisting with the expansion of regional services, inclusive of the provision of tele-psychiatry, clinic-based mental health services and school-based counseling. 

She worked as a therapist for the predecessor Tressler Counseling Services in Williamsport, returning in 2010 as clinical director of outpatient mental health services. 

Ms. Spencer earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Mansfield University and a Master of Social Work degree from Marywood University. She has been certified in drug and alcohol counseling since 1996 and gained her clinical social work license in 2003.

She can be reached at Diakon Family Life Services at (570) 322-7873.