Jillian Mahatha

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. J. Mahatha has over a decade of experience in mental health counseling. She has worked in clinical mental health counseling, conducting individual, group, family, and play therapy. She is a licensed mental health counselor for the state of N.C. and a licensed professional counselor for the state of Texas. Dr. J. Mahatha is also a certified play therapist. She lives in San Antonio, TX, and maintains a private practice. Her primary research areas include sexual trauma, intersectionality, and multicultural issues. Dr. J. Mahatha is a member of the American Counseling Association, Texas Counseling Association, National Society of Leadership and Success, Play Therapy Association, American Psychological Association, and the Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society.


PhD, Walden University

Post-master's Certificate, Capella University

MS, Capella University

BS, Kaplan University

Awards / Honors

Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International, , 2011

Graduated Cum Laude , , 2006

Accelerated Scholars Award, , 2006

Graduated with Distinction , , 2012


Mahatha, J. (2023). The Counselor’s Perspective: Exploring the Influence of the Strong Black Woman Identity on Sexually Traumatized Female Adolescents.