Leah McMillan, D.P.A., L.M.F.T


  • Doctorate of Public Administration, with a concentration in Higher Education, Valdosta State University, 2011mcmillan
  • Master of Science, Marriage & Family Therapy, Valdosta State University, 2004
  • Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice, Valdosta State University, 2000


  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Georgia, 2006
  • Clinical Member of AAMFT/GAMFT

Clinical Experience:

  • Interim Director, Valdosta State University Counseling Center, Valdosta, GA, 2013-Present
  • Assistant Director, Valdosta State University Counseling Center, Valdosta, GA, 2011-Present
  • Senior Staff Counselor, Valdosta State University Counseling Center, Valdosta, GA, 2005-2011
  • Intensive Family Intervention (IFI) Team Leader and Clinical Supervisor, Child & Family Guidance of South Georgia, 2008-2010
  • Pro Bono Counseling Consultation, Covenant Care, Valdosta, Georgia, 2007
  • Child & Adolescent Therapist, Day Treatment Program, Behavioral Health Services of South Georgia, Valdosta, GA, 2003-2005
  • Practicum Student, Moore Street Clinic, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia, 2003-2004
  • Practicum/Graduate Intern, The Haven Battered Women's Shelter & Rape Crisis Center, Valdosta, GA, 2003
  • Rape Crisis Advocate, The Haven Battered Women's Shelter & Rape Crisis Center, Valdosta, GA, 2002-2003
  • Domestic Violence Assessor, The Haven Battered Women's Shelter & Rape Crisis Center, Valdosta, GA, 2001-2002

Teaching Experience:

  • Part-Time Instructor, Political Science Dept., Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA, 2012-Present
  • Teaching Assistant, Marriage & Family Therapy Dept., Valdosta State University, 2005
  • Adjunct Instructor, Business 218, Valdosta Technical College, Valdosta, Georgia, 2003

Professional Interests:

  • Relationship Concerns
  • Family, Sexual, and Dating Violence
  • Child Abuse
  • Trauma, including PTSD
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Pre-marital Counseling
  • Individual, Couple, and Family Counseling
  • Practice of Assessment and Evaluation


  • Certificate of Appreciation from the American Counseling Association (ACA) Virginia Tech Pro-Bono Counseling Initiative, 2007
  • Appreciation of the Contributions to the Greek Community Award, Valdosta State University, 2006
  • Service to the Division of Student Affairs Award, Valdosta State University, 2005
  • Rape Crisis Service Award, presented by The Haven Rape Crisis Advisory Board, 2003


  • McMillan, Leah. (2011). Assessment of Valdosta State University Counseling Center Contributions to Retention, Valdosta, Georgia.

Professional Membership and Activities:

  • Ongoing pursuit of opportunities for continued professional development
  • Leadership Lowndes, Class of 2012
  • VSU Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) Task Force, Chair
  • Lowndes County Family Violence Task Force (LCFVTF)
  • Lowndes County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), VSU Liaison
  • Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP), Atlanta Chapter
  • VSU Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), Committee Member
  • Adopt a Family for the Holidays, Founder
  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT), Clinical Member
  • Georgia Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (GAMFT)
  • United Way
  • Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault (GNESA)
  • Lowndes County Mental Health Association, Former Member
  • Former Board Member, Covenant Care Services (an open adoption agency)

Personal Hobbies:

  • Spending time outdoors
  • Traveling
  • Volunteering
  • Reading
  • Spending time with family and friends


Email atlcmcmill@valdosta.edu

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