College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Dr. Leggett has been with Walden University for over five years after having taught at the University of Alabama for 11 years. He is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Alabama and Louisiana and has over 20 years of experience in private practice work specializing in depression, anxiety and sexual identity issues. Dr. Leggett has taught a number of courses in both programs including; Group Dynamics, Introduction to Counseling, Assessment, Career Development, and supervised practicum and internship students. He is an active member of the Louisiana Counseling Association and the Alabama Counseling Association where he has held a number of positions on the executive council and is involved in both divisions for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Issues in Alabama and Louisiana. He just recently completed a five year appointment with the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling where he served two years as the chair of the board. Dr. Leggett enjoys volunteering his time with NAMI, Project Lazarus, Meals on Wheels and various food bank organizations. In his spare time he enjoys traveling and spending as much time as possible outdoors.
COU 6250 - Group Process and Dynamics
COU 6101 - Foundations in Counseling
COU 6723 - Multicultural Counseling
COU 6682 - Field Experience
COU 602L - Pre Practicum
PhD, University of Alabama
ALGBTIC Louisiana Counseling Association, President Elect - New Orleans, LA
PRIDE LGBTQ+ Student Organization Walden University, Co-Chair
ALGBTIC Division of LCA, Board Member - New Orleans, LA United States
ALGBTIC Alabama Counseling Association , President - Tuscaloosa, AL
National Alliance on Mental Illness, Volunteer - New Orleans, LA United States
Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling, Chair - Birmingham, AL
CSI/Voting & Civil Rights Act March, Organizer - Selma, AL
Project Lazarus HIV/AIDS Transitional Housing and Wellness, Volunteer - New Orleans, LA
Awards / Honors
Helping Hands Award, School of Counseling Walden University, 2020
McCrory Faculty Excellence Award, University of Alabama, 2013
Alabama Counseling Association Emerging Leader, ALCA, 2009
Alabama Counseling Association Individual Publication Award, ALCA, 2008
Alabama Counseling Association Research Award, ALCA, 2007
Ray Taylor Service Award West Alabama AIDS Outreach United Way Agency, Service Award, 2007
Steven L. Mann Humanitarian Service Award, Mystic Krewe of the Druids, 2005
Satcher, J., Leggett, M. F. (2006). Homonegativity Among Counselors. the Alabama Counseling Association Journal.
Satcher, J., Leggett, M. F. (2007). Homonegativity Among Professional School Counselors: An Exploratory Study. Professional School Counseling Journal.
Satcher, J., Leggett, M. F. (2005). What to Say When Your Student may be Gay? A Primer for School Counselors. The Alabama Counseling Association Journal.
Leggett, M. F. (2020). Private Practice: Where Do I Begin?. Walden School of Counseling.
Leggett, M. F. (2019). Private Practice: Where Do I Begin?. Walden School of Counseling.
Leggett, M. F. (2019). LGBTQ+ Issues in Counseling. LCA.
Leggett, M. F. (2018). Mental and Emotional Self-Care Strategies. Episcopal Diocese / Tulane University New Orleans.
Leggett, M. F. (2017). Sucide Assessment. School of Counseling.
Leggett, M. F. (2012). Emerging Leader of the Alabama Counseling Association.
Leggett, M. F., Elliot, G. (2008). It's Still Elementary, LGBT Issues in Schools.