Leah McMillan, DPA, LMFT, EMDR Trained obtained her B.A. in Criminal Justice (2000), her M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy (2004) and her Doctorate in Public Administration with a concentration in Higher Education (2011) from Valdosta State University. Dr. McMillan has extensive clinical experience ranging from being a rape crisis advocate/domestic violence assessor for The Haven, to a child & adolescent therapist for BHS, an Intensive Family Intervention (IFI) team leader/clinical supervisor for Child & Family Guidance, and Senior Staff Counselor to Assistant Director to Interim Director/Assistant Director for the VSU Counseling Center. Currently, Dr. McMillan works full-time in private practice at EnSpire Counseling & Wellness, LLC (founder/owner) in Valdosta, Georgia. She has worked in private practice for over 5 years.
Dr. McMillan has been clinically licensed as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist since 2006 and is an active member (clinical fellow) of AAMFT and GAMFT. Currently, she serves as Chair of the South Georgia GAMFT Chapter. Her clinical path has allowed her to gain significant knowledge and experience in the field of mental health and counseling. She provides ongoing counseling in the areas of individual (children, adolescents, and adults), family, marital/couple, and group treatments with a focus on the specialty areas and psychopathology of PTSD/trauma, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, child abuse, bereavement, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, couple/marital/pre-marital, divorce/co-parenting, and compassion fatigue/secondary traumatic stress with first responders.
Dr. McMillan specializes in an eclectic modality of therapy utilizing eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), person-centered therapy, solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness. In addition to counseling, she continues to teach part-time with VSU.