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Corie Weathers, licensed professional counselor (LPC), is a sought-after speaker, consultant and author of Sacred Spaces: My Journey to the Heart of Military Marriage
. Corie has focused her career for the last 20 years as a counselor specializing in marriage, divorce, women's issues, PTSD, and substance abuse.
In 2015, Corie was named the 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® where she advocated for mental health issues and served as a media correspondent writing online and print publications, consulting for command teams, and speaking to groups on issues like PTSD, grief, and marriage. She traveled to Turkey, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Persian Gulf with Secretary of Defense Ash Carter to visit troops and see deployment conditions. She has also traveled across the globe teaching individuals and couples how to live, lead, find purpose, and build relationships using their natural talents.
Today, Corie is a clinical consultant, working with service organizations to enhance programs, develop better team dynamics, and write meaningful curriculum; working with organizations like The Red Cross, The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, and Baylor University just to name a few.
After seeing the need for more competent mental health clinicians for service families, Corie created the Lifegiver Clinician Directory- a modern searchable directory and map of professionals, including civilians, military spouses, veterans, and first responders. The Lifegiver Directory provides a true win-win for families , clinicians, and service organizations needing to find referrals.
Corie is often brought in to speak on military and first responder culture, produce content through interviews and videos, emcee events as well as lead meaningful and productive facilitated sessions and retreats for families. Staying true to her roots as a military and first responder clinician, she provides services through her brand Lifegiver, home to her inspirational podcast
Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and Colorado
Board Certified TeleMental health Provider (BC-THP)
Certified in Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing Therapy for use in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from the Department of Defense Center for Deployment Psychology
Certified Gallup Strengths Finder Faith Advisor
7 Habits of Highly Effective Military Families, taught by John and Jane Covey
Couples Communication, taught by Interpersonal Communication Programs, Inc
Podcast & Publications
Corie is the founder and host of The Lifegiver Podcast, available on iTunes. Her podcasts are packed with counseling advice on how military families can improve their marriage.
Read Corie's blog at Life-giver.org to find many topics that relate to marriage and parenting. She has also written for online and print publications like Military.com & Military Spouse Magazine.
Working as a power-couple, Corie and her husband, a US military chaplain, have provided countless weekend marriage retreats for military couples and relationship retreats for single soldiers. As a part of an initiative to encourage more marriages to develop and maintain healthy, balanced marriages, Matthew and Corie have written a marriage study titled ENLIVENMarriage available on Life-giver.org. Couples of all backgrounds and maturity level, from around the globe, have joined the free study and have gone on to find great improvements in their intimacy and connection. This curriculum was written during their own deployment and is perfect for military couples who face separation frequency. As a Gallup Faith Strengths Advisor, she has traveled all over the world investing in individuals and teams who desire to know and excel in their relationships, influence, purpose, and productivity using the Gallup Strengths Finder inventory. She is regularly invited to military women's ministry retreats as a speaker.
Corie was the Care Team Coordinator for the 3rd Squadron 61st Cavalry Regiment of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, CO. Jake Tapper's New York Times Best-Selling Book The Outpost: the Untold Story of American Valor, documents the squadron's historic involvement in Operation Enduring Freedom X in the Kamdesh Valley of Afghanistan, now known as the "Battle of COP Keating". Eleven soldiers were lost during this one deployment. Since then, Corie has served Gold Star families and consulted military command and their volunteers on issues of grief, the notification process, and Care Team development. She currently serves as an Ambassador for the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation serving military and first responder families and volunteers with the Red Cross training mental health professionals to be more culturally competent in their work with military and first responders.
Honors & Awards
Commander's Award for Public Service (May. 2019)
Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® (May 2015), Military Spouse Magazine, Armed Forces Insurance
The Honorable Order of St Joan D-Arc (Aug. 2010), United States Armor Association; The Honorable Order of Molly Pitcher (Dec. 2011), United States Field Artillery Association; Commander's Award for Public Service (April 2011), 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, CO Department of the Army; Commander's Award for Public Service (Aug. 2010), Department of the Army; Columbine Award of Excellence (May 2010), 3rd Squadron 61st Cavalry Regiment of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th ID