James Milner


About Me

Greetings! I am James, an LCSW with over 20 years of counseling experience. My primary professional experience has been in Adult Mental Health and Addictive Issues. I have also worked well with families that have experienced trauma and/ or abuse. I have spent much of my career working with families displaced by homelessness, and I currently run a supportive residence for Working Couples and their children experiencing homelessness in Atlanta, Ga.
I am also a licensed and ordained Baptist Minister and serve as the Assistant Pastor of a church. In that role I operate as the Lead Pastoral Counselor and have worked with many married and unmarried couples and their children. I have a private practice, S.H.A.N.T.I. Psychotherapy, LLC (Spiritual Holistic And Natural Therapeutic Interventions). Through that agency I contracted with Georgia State University for three years to provide services in their Counseling and Testing Center. In that position I worked quite effectively with many couples of varying ages, ethnicities and sexual preferences. During my tenure with the center, we saw a significant increase in client satisfaction and referral to friends for services.
Ultimately, it takes two healthy individuals in order to have a healthy relationship. By utilizing the Best Evidence Based practices and willingness to be honest in our appraisal, we can find a way to alleviate emotional pain and increase happiness and the quality of daily life for all parties involved.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #CSW004725 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Written by K.E. on Feb 19, 2021 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Mr. Milner is an awesome counselor. He listens understands and put things in perceptive in ways that allows you to accept overcome and move forward in your journey. I'd recommend him to anyone in need of counseling weather is couples or individuals.

Written by C.H. on Jan 29, 2021 after counseling with James for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

James is alsome highly recommend him to anyone

Written by D.O. on Jan 19, 2021 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I love our counselor! I can tell with each time we conversate that he has strong expertise with giving you the right tools for your situation. He also is personable and you can tell he really cares about helping people and he doesn't make you feel like youre just another number . Im so glad we found our way to him!

Written by K.C. on Nov 25, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

James got right to the point and was able to decipher and present exactly what needed to be said. He spoke encouragingly to us and channeled us to focus on the good things in our relationship and a path to work through conflict. I would highly recommend James to any couple seeking to deepen their love for one another.