David McMillan

David McMillan

David McMillan, Ph.D.

Psychologist and Collaborative Law Coach
115 28th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37203

Areas of Practice

Counseling with couples, families and individuals; Working with attorneys in the courts as a forensic evaluator or parent coordinator; Working as a member of the Collaborative Law Team as a coach or a child specialist

Fee Information

For forensic work with Attorneys and Collaborative Law Teams my fee is $250/hr in office and $350 in court; For general counseling my fee is $200/hr


Psychologist, TN, PO523


B.A. Rhodes College; M.A. George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University; Ph.D. George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University

Collaborative Training

August 2009 Collaborative Law Training sponsored by Vanderbilt Law School


David W. McMillan, Ph.D., received his Ph.D. from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. He is the creator of the Sense of Community Theory, which has been referred to in community-psychology journals and hundreds of studies. It has been used to measure and investigate sense of community in cities, neighborhoods, populations of immigrants, churches, and organizations. He has appeared nationally on radio and television. Dr. McMillan is a founder of the Nashville Psychotherapy Institute and co-director of Compose, a program that treats family violence, and Compose for Youth, a program that helps adolescents and youth cope with anger. He has served as an adjunct faculty member of George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt Nursing School and Fisk University. He is currently in private practice with more than thirty years of experience as a mental-health professional. He is author of Create Your Own Love Story and Emotion Rituals. He is married to the Honorable Marietta Shipley, Retired Judge of 2nd Circuit Court of Davidson County, in Nashville, Tennessee.