©2020 by Dr. Veronica L. Hardy.


Educator. Speaker. Author.

Greetings and welcome to my site. I am extremely thankful and honored to share my written works and upcoming speaking events with you. I am drawn to the purpose of creating a better understanding of self, relationships, and identity — a purpose which has cast me into several roles: inspirational speaker, author, and educator.  I am so excited to share my work with you.

To schedule a speaking engagement or to learn more about upcoming events, contact me at dr.veronicahardy@gmail.com

About Dr. Hardy

Dr. Veronica Hardy is a licensed clinical social worker, writer, and Associate Professor at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.


Raised in Pennsylvania, Dr. Hardy graduated from West Chester University with a Master of Social Work degree. She later graduated from Regent University with a doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision with an emphasis on biblical integration. Throughout her career, she has provided services in settings including residential treatment facilities, maintained a private counseling practice, and served as a faculty member in social work and counseling programs at institutions including Colorado State University – Pueblo and Colorado Springs Campuses, Colorado Christian University, Simmons College, and UNC Pembroke.


Dr. Hardy has focused her attention on social justice and community issues including human sex trafficking of children and adolescents, racial equity in K through 12 school settings, inclusive teaching methods for persons with varying abilities, and the integration of spirituality and mental health.


Furthermore, Dr. Hardy has received humbling acknowledgements from her local community of Robeson County for her civic efforts during Hurricanes Matthew and Florence, a time-period when she experienced her own displacement but maintained a commitment of responding to the needs of others. Subsequently, this contributed to her motivation of responding to both individual and community trauma through the development of multiple wellness and prevention events including the You are More than Enough: Mental Health and Wellness Symposium and Navigating the Roadmap of Human Trafficking.


​Her 2019 publication, A Letter to My Sisters: Reflecting on God’s Promises, discusses challenges experienced by women across the life span and highlights biblical reflections on identity, coping, and strength. She also communicates her passion for writing through multiple publication venues including her role as a contributing writer for the book, Navigating the Doctoral Journey: A Handbook of Strategies for Success, co-authoring academic journal articles including, Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: Practice Implications for Mental Health Professionals and Spirituality Group with Female Prisoners: Impacting Hope, and serving as a contributing article writer for The CFM Group Magazine Publishing.

Through her writing and public speaking, she uses the power of story to reveal and confront challenges experienced by the readers and listeners. Overall, she believes that life is art and is committed to helping others realize their value and limitless potential.

Upcoming Events
Annual Spring Conference Keynote Speaker
Richmond Community College
You Are Resilient Podcast Interview
You are Resilient Podcast Link

A Letter to My Sisters: Reflecting on God's Promises

A Letter to My Sisters is a unique work designed to empower women through story, spirituality, and reflection. Dr. Veronica L. Hardy creatively highlights challenges experienced by women including intimate partner violence, human trafficking, relationship conflicts, and identity. The use of a key story about Tamar, the daughter of King David, is the basis of the book. A story that highlights broken trust, self-image, and encouragement. Through A Letter to My Sisters: Reflecting on God’s Promises, you will find inspiration and power in Tamar’s story. It is time to embrace the power in yours.

A Letter to My Sisters: Reflecting on God's Promises is a 2019 publication of WestBow Press, A Division of Thomas Nelson and Zondervan.

Order your copy at WestBowPress.com, Amazon.com, or Barnesandnoble.com

"Each day I wake up,
my goal is to be happy."

~ Dr. Veronica L. Hardy


Contact Me

To schedule a speaking engagement or to learn more about upcoming events, please send a message below or email dr.veronicahardy@gmail.com.