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Dr. Veronica Hardy is an educator, author, and speaker who is passionate about assisting people in navigating the challenges of life. Her mission is to uplift and encourage people from all walks of life to live their best lives. 


With over 28 years of experience in the field, Dr. Hardy has made numerous guest appearances on webinars, television, and podcasts.

Whether it’s through her books, website, or public speaking, Dr. Hardy is committed to providing people with the tools and resources they need to make positive changes in their lives.

Upcoming Event


Join us on Thursday, September 12 at 2pm (EST) for Financial Mapping: The Many Benefits of the Financial Genogram Personally and Professionally!


Offered by the Center for Financial Social Work and this online training includes one free continuing education (CE) credit from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), North Carolina Chapter!

Current Career Snapshot 

Veronica L. Hardy, PhD, LCSW, NCC is an author, speaker, and social work and counselor educator. She serves on the policy board and board of copy editors for the International Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics, published by The International Federation of Social Workers. She volunteers as a professional consultant for the North Carolina-based nonprofit, Doing It for the Kingdom, which works to prevent human trafficking. Further, she is the inaugural editor of the Social Work Wealth Magazine.

Influenced by the steps of one of her role models and previous MSW Program Chair (West Chester University), Mildred "Mit" Joyner, Dr. Hardy pioneered the initial design for a new MSW Program at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA in February 2023. This design, submitted as part of the CSWE candidacy eligibility application in February 2023, served as the springboard for an MSW Program within the School of Education and Human Development. With her proposed program structure as the foundation of new program development, she was invited as an independent contractor with St. Joe's to serve as the team lead, primary writer, and editor of initial draft accreditation process documents (Benchmark I). Through her foundational efforts and team leadership, the initial draft documents were completed and submitted within a two-month period contributing to the successful attainment of pre-candidacy. As a result, the first MSW Program at St. Joe's launched August 2023, with Dr. Hardy receiving multiple accolades from the team including "Thanks for all your work on this program, Veronica!," "Veronica - Thanks so much for all of your work and contributions. You are making my head spin (in a good way!)," "This is outstanding! THANK YOU!," and "Thanks so much for all of your work on this project!"

For information about the MSW Program, click here.

To address the need for ongoing cultural competency processes and global perspectives in education and practice, Dr. Veronica Hardy, LCSW, NCC (Social Work and Counselor Educator, Speaker, and Author) and Dr. Cathy Lee Arcuino (Executive Director of Global Engagement at Wilkes University) have partnered to develop a virtual workshop titled, Internationalizing Mental and Behavioral Health Education with Global Perspectives. With a focus on internationalizing the curriculum, this workshop is specifically designed for university educators in mental and behavioral health programs. By integrating global considerations, cultural relevance, and awareness of diverse contexts into their teaching, educators can better prepare students to navigate the intricacies of mental health on a global scale.

To learn more about this workshop, visit the Hardy-Arcuino Partnership page.

To promote fair access to education, she created The Dr. Veronica L. Hardy Legacy Scholarship, the first scholarship established for the Raleigh/Durham Chapter of the National Black MBA Association's Leaders of Tomorrow program. She is also a writer for The New Social Worker Magazine, consults for social work programs on accreditation issues, is a guest speaker for the Center for Financial Social Work, and is the author of numerous publications including Becoming Untangled: 8 Simple Strategies to Refresh Your Life, Mind, and Habits (2nd Edition) and Impact Your Income: Tips for Financial Wellness and Empowerment

To learn more about Dr. Hardy's achievements, please visit the About page.


With a focus on diversity issues, financial wellness, and grief and loss, Dr. Hardy has dedicated her professional life to writing, teaching, advocacy, and collaboration to promote social change. Her unique ability to work with teams and lead them from task inception to completion has been a key factor in achieving successful goals.  If you’re looking to bring her expertise and insights to your organization, visit the Contact Me page.

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