Mark Leggett

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

Dr. Leggett has taught in higher education since 2004. He has been with Walden University since 2015 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 25 years of experience in private practice clinical work specializing in depression, anxiety and relationship issues. Dr. Leggett's role at Walden University includes serving as a core faculty member, doctorate student and faculty mentor, as well as a co-faculty advisor for the Walden University PRIDE student organization. He has taught a number of courses at Walden including Group Process and Dynamics, Foundations in Counseling, Field Placement, and Pre Practicum II / Residency. 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. Dr. Leggett served a five-year appointment with the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling in 2013 where he served two years as the chair of the board. Dr. Leggett enjoys volunteering his time with National Alliance on Mental Illness, Project Lazarus, Meals on Wheels, Senior Citizen Care, and his neighborhood association in New Orleans. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, traveling and spending as much time as possible outdoors.

Courses Taught

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

MA, Mississippi College

BS, Mississippi College

Public Service

Senior Citizen Care, Volunteer - New Orleans

SAIGE of Louisiana, President - New Orleans

PRIDE LGBTQ+ Student Organization Walden University, Other -

ALGBTIC Division of LCA, Board Member - New Orleans

ALGBTIC Alabama Counseling Association , President - Tuscaloosa

National Alliance on Mental Illness, Volunteer - New Orleans

Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling, Chair - Birmingham

CSI/Voting & Civil Rights Act March, Organizer - Selma

Project Lazarus HIV/AIDS Transitional Housing and Wellness, Volunteer - New Orleans

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. (2006). Homonegativity Among Counselors. the Alabama Counseling Association Journal

Satcher, J., Leggett, M. (2007). Homonegativity Among Professional School Counselors: An Exploratory Study. Professional School Counseling Journal

Satcher, J., Leggett, M. (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. (2017). Sucide Assessment. School of Counseling

Leggett, M. (2012). Emerging Leader of the Alabama Counseling Association.

Leggett, M., Elliot, G. (2008). It's Still Elementary, LGBT Issues in Schools.

Leggett, M. F. (2021). Counseling During a Pandemic. Walden Alumni Association

Leggett, M. F. (2021). Disparities Among LGBTQ+ Individuals. Center for Social Change Walden University

Leggett, M. (2023). Self-care . Office of Student Life