Leah McMillan, DPA, LMFT, EMDR-T, CFRC

Leah McMillan, DPA, LMFT, EMDR Trained, CFRC has extensive clinical experience ranging from being a rape crisis advocate & domestic violence assessor, to a child/adolescent therapist, a clinical supervisor, and staff counselor/Assistant/Interim Director for VSU's Counseling Center. Dr. McMillan has been in private practice for over 6 years. In addition, she has been clinically licensed as a LMFT since 2006 (GA) and is an active member of AAMFT & GAMFT. Currently, Dr. McMillan serves as Chair of the South Georgia GAMFT Chapter. Recently, she obtained her certification as a Certified First Responder Counselor (the only CFRC in our area).

Her clinical path has allowed her to gain significant knowledge & experience in the field of mental health & counseling, specifically working with a diverse & unique population ranging from ages 5 and up and working with couples, individuals, families, & children/adolescents. Her areas of specialty focus & expertise are PTSD/trauma, intimate partner violence, sexual assault/rape, child abuse, bereavement/grief/loss, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, ADD/ADHD, infertility, couple/marital/pre-marital, divorce/co-parenting, and compassion fatigue/secondary traumatic stress with first responders. She specializes in an eclectic modality of therapy utilizing CBT, EMDR, mindfulness, person-centered, and solution-focused therapy.

She strives to provide an encouraging, safe, and holistic environment merging the psychological, physiological, and spiritual parts for complete wellness. Therapy is very personal and should be treated as so. She is here to ensure her patients feel comfortable and assist them in achieving greater joy, peace, and happiness in their lives.


Dissertation: McMillan, Leah. (2011). Assessment of Valdosta State University
Counseling Center Contributions to Retention, Valdosta, Georgia
Doctorate of Public Administration (DPA), Concentration Area: Higher
Education, Valdosta State University, Graduated with Honors (May 2011)
Master of Science, Marriage & Family Therapy, Valdosta State University (May 2004)
Bachelor of Arts, Georgia, Major: Criminal Justice, Valdosta State University, Graduated Cum Laude (July 2000)


Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT, August 2006 to Present), Clinical Fellow, GA License No. MFT001032
Licensed Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (LAMFT, April 2005), GA Associate License No. AMFT000089 


Certificate of Participation and Recognition from Leadership Lowndes (2012)
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)


Graduate Faculty & Part-time Instructor, Political Science Dept., Valdosta State University (2012-2021)
Teaching Assistant, Marriage & Family Therapy Dept., Valdosta State University (2005)
Adjunct Instructor, Business Dept., Valdosta Technical College (2003) 


Current Memberships: AAMFT (American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy), Clinical Member
GAMFT (Georgia Association for Marriage & Family Therapy)
Chair of the South Georgia GAMFT Chapter Lowndes County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
Alpha Gamma Delta Alumni

Past Memberships: ACCA (American College Counseling Association)
ACA (American Counseling Association)
NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education)
GNESA (Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault)
ATAP (Association of Threat Assessment Professionals)
Lowndes County Family Violence Task Force (LCFVTF) 


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Certified First Responder Counselor (only CFRC in our area)
Training for Military & Family Life Counseling


Trauma and Abuse (Children, Adolescents, & Adult populations)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Bereavement & Loss
Anxiety, Depression, & Mood disorders
Relationship Issues
Pre-Marital Counseling
Individual, Couple, & Family Counseling
First Responder Counseling