Your browser does not support JavaScript, You should enable JavaScript to use this website.

Our Amazing Staff

Dr. Leah McMillan

Founder of EnSpire,
DPA, LMFT

Susan Bradshaw

LMFT

Rachael Dudley

LCSW

Ansley Maurer

LCSW

Destiny Roe

Billing Specialist, Manager of Marketing & Design

Karen Baldree

Registered Dietitian

Leah McMillan, DPA, LMFT


Leah McMillan, DPA, LMFT 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 Director for VSU's Counseling Center. Dr. McMillan has been in private practice for the last 5 yrs. In addition, she has been clinically licensed as a LMFT since 2006 and is an active member of AAMFT & GAMFT. 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, interpersonal & sexual violence, child abuse, bereavement/grief, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, divorce/family, infertility, and relationship issues. 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.

EDUCATION

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)    
 

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATION

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 

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

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)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE 

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

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

Current Memberships: AAMFT (American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy), Clinical Member
GAMFT (Georgia Association for Marriage & Family Therapy), Clinical Member
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) 

TRAININGS

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 
Training for Military & Family Life Counseling

CLINICAL TREATMENT AREAS & EXPERTISE

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

Susan Bradshaw, LMFT

Susan S. Bradshaw is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has been licensed in Georgia since 1998. She attended Valdosta State University and received a B.S. in Psychology (1992) and an M.S. in Sociology (1994 ) and a Post-Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy (1995). She has worked as a therapist in Valdosta and surrounding counties for over 20 years and has worked in inpatient, outpatient, and partial hospitalization settings with children, teens, and adults with varied mental health and relationship issues. In the course of her experience, she has also worked with geriatric clients and clients with chronic mental illness. In addition, she has supervised and developed child and adolescent treatment programs at Greenleaf Center and Behavioral Health Services. For the last 10 years she was employed with the Children’s Advocacy Center of Lowndes County providing counseling and forensic interview services for children, teens, and their families that have been affected by abuse or trauma. Susan has additional trainings in EMDR, TF-CBT, and play therapy. She strives to provide a safe, comfortable, and inviting environment to assist her clients in becoming the best versions of themselves.

EDUCATION

Post-Masters, Major: Marriage and Family Therapy, Valdosta State University (1995)
Master of Science, Major: Sociology, Family Concentration, Valdosta State University (May 1994) Bachelor of Science, Major: Psychology, Valdosta State College, Graduated (March 1992)

Read more

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT, 1998), Clinical Member, GA License No. MFT000865 

Read more

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

Current Memberships: Exchange Club of Valdosta, Ga.

Past Memberships: AAMFT GAMFT- South Georgia Board Chair Mental Health Association Alpha Kappa Delta Zeta of Georgia-honor society 

Read more

TRAININGS

TF-CBT
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
Forensic Interviewing
Psychosexual Evaluations 

Read more

Rachael Dudley, LCSW

Rachael Dudley is Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 21 years of experience in the field of mental health and has extensive clinical experience in working with children, teens, adults and families. Mrs. Dudley served as an active duty Clinical Social Worker in the United States Air Force for six years providing mental health counseling and family advocacy services to active duty members and family members with military specific issues such as pre deployment, deployment and reintegration counseling and combat related PTSD. Mrs. Dudley continues to support the military community as an on demand Military and Family Life Consultant. Mrs Dudley specializes in depression and anxiety management, PTSD and trauma related disorders, premarital and marital counseling, grief counseling, anger management, stress management, eating disorders, parenting struggles, ADHD/ODD behavior management. 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice with a minor in Spanish, Valdosta State University (1999)
Master of Social Work, Valdosta State University (2002) 

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (CSW003632) in the state of Georgia 2006
Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in the state of Georgia 2002 

TRAININGS

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 

Ansley Maurer, LMSW

Ansley Maurer, LMSW completed her Master’s degree in Social Work from Valdosta State University and has been practicing as a licensed master of social work since 2014. Her professional career began in New York City where she worked with high risk children and families in the foster care system. After returning to Georgia, she worked as a clinical auditor at a local specialized foster care agency before moving into community mental health services. Ansley has worked with a wide variety of clients facing all types of mental health issues. Now, as a therapist at EnSpire, Ansley is further dedicated to working with individuals, couples, and families navigating life’s challenges in healthy, positive ways.

EDUCATION

Master of Social Work, Valdosta State University (May 2014) Bachelor of Arts, Major: General Studies with focus in Criminal Justice, Anthropology, and Fine Arts, Valdosta State University (December 2012)

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW, August 2016), GA License No. MSW 007467
Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW, November 2014), New York License No. 093664

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

Academic Honors, Awarded by the Social Work graduate program for highest GPA (May 2014)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

Current Memberships: Lowndes County Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team member since 2016 

Karen Baldree, Registered Dietitian 

Karen is a dietitian with over a decade of experience. She has spent many years helping both children and adults alike make the best food choices. She seeks to view the family as a unit and ties to cater to the family needs as well as the individual. She holds both Nutrition and Food Science degrees. Her degree in Food Science helps her to direct her clients to choose the healthiest and tastiest alternatives. She is certified in adult weight management and specialized in pediatric nutrition, which is her passion. She is very well-versed in food allergies and feeding problems for all ages. Her approach to nutrition counseling is based upon two principles. First, small, attainable goals add up to meeting large goals. When you celebrate the small accomplishments, you feel empowered and motivated to continue. Before you know it, you see lasting changes. Secondly, let's be real. If the food doesn't taste good, is too expensive, or it's what you like, you aren't going to benefit at all. Being real and looking at your tastes, lifestyle, and preferences is the only way to succeed.

EDUCATION

Georgia Department of Human Resources Dietetic Internship (2005)
Bachelor of Science. (2002), Georgia Southern University, Magna Cum Laude Graduate 

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

Board Certified as a Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition (2008) Certificate of Adult Weight Management (2006)
Licensed Dietitian in Georgia and South Carolina (2006) 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

Current Memberships: American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics /GA Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics member (2004) 

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Tamil Nadu, South India (2006-2009)
Provided nutrition public health education to Indian women and children and aided in building of local maternal health clinic and full-service kitchen in children’s orphanage.