Laney Margolis, Ph.D., Humanist Celebrant
Secular services for the important moments of your life...
Your Service, Your Way. I can officiate any type of service for any important moment of your life. Such services include, but are not limited to:
Secular and interfaith weddings
Other commitment ceremonies
Celebration of Life
Life Event Commemorations
Coming of age
Premarital Counseling, Coaching and Advice
As a licensed Clinical Psychologist, I provide premarital counseling to help you discuss the important issues that will start your marriage off on the best footing
Sometimes the planning of ceremonies involves navigating difficult decisions, family disagreements, and other potentially stressful situations. I can provide expert coaching and advice to help ensure your wedding day is smooth and happy
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Stephanie and Jon
Laney was absolutely amazing! We were very impressed by how much time she took to get to know us so she could incorporate our story into our ceremony. It couldn't have been more lovely or personal! She was also fantastic at communicating with us and giving us options to help customize our ceremony, readings, vows, etc. Would HIGHLY recommend her!
There are plenty of Wedding Ministers in the Triangle who will tell you that they will perform a secular ceremony for you, however, there are only a few Humanist Celebrants. Humanist Celebrants are endorsed through the American Humanist Society, which was started by Quakers in California and incorporated as a religious group with the IRS back in 1939. Therefore, Humanist Celebrants, are a non-believer's answer to clergy and will always deliver your wedding ceremony with beauty, nature, and a completely authentic and secular heart. Laney is a Humanist Celebrant. If you are looking for a kind and thoughtful Officiant who is authentic when she tells you that your ceremony will be completely secular and focus on your love, then you've found the person you are looking for. She is kind and wonderfully easy to work with, Laney's smile is reassuring, and she has a loving presence that shines through every interaction. I love recommending clients to Laney because I know she will treat them with kindness, honesty, and respect, and deliver the most amazing ceremony.
Who I Am
I have spent my life as a writer, professor and clinical psychologist, with all the skills in public speaking, organization, problem solving and understanding human relationships such a career entails. But I have chosen to become a humanist celebrant because of several beliefs that I have long held:
Beautiful, warm and personalized services and ceremonies should be available to all, not just those with religious affiliations.
Love is love - it is unrelated to gender, laws, rules or conventions. I will officiate whatever service or ceremony is important to you. Additionally, I am an authorized American Humanist Celebrant and can legally perform marriages in all 50 states.
The most memorable services and ceremonies are those in which the participants feel known, and the audience is touched by what it hears. I will help you craft a truly unforgettable event.