Dr. Deborah Milling, MD

Dr. Deborah Milling, MD

Attending Psychiatrist

Deborah “Gaya” Milling, M.D. is a native of Charleston, SC and a physician who has practiced the art and science of medicine for the past 30 years. She received her medical training at USC, MUSC, and UNC-Chapel Hill. She has a private psychotherapy practice in Mount Pleasant, here since 2001, with therapeutic approaches tailored to individual needs. She often applies integrative and Jungian principles in helping her clients with healing of the whole person – body, mind, and spirit. She also offers when appropriate briefer therapy techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy and EMDR.  She works with individuals, couples, families, and groups. Dream analysis, lifestyle coaching, introduction to mindfulness practices and breath work, referral for bodywork, and honoring of each client’s creative endeavors and unique spiritual journey are incorporated with traditional Western allopathic methods such as medication management when needed. When not at her office, she enjoys photography, writing, outdoor activities, and quality time with family and friends.




  • Precision guided Behavioral Health-Diagnostic Assessments. Individualized Treatment Planning
  • Psychiatric and Psychological Evaluation (where clinically indicated).
  • Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Addiction Treatment Services.
  • Family Counseling
  • Massage Therapy
  • Trauma Touch Therapy®
  • Coordination of Medication Assisted Treatment & Medication Maintenance Treatment (where clinically indicated).
  • Coordination of Primary Care, Health\Medical and Medication interventions, education and monitoring.
  • Wellness services-nutrition education, massage, experiential and adventure-based therapy.
  • Group & Individual Therapy\education.
  • Relapse Prevention-Basic and Advanced utilizing the Gorski-CENAPS model. Design and integration of support systems that enhance wellness and recovery efforts.
  • Coping and Life Skills development.
  • Spiritual Exploration and Formation Counseling.

We are pleased to be an In-Network provider for members of Aetna, Blue Cross\Blue Shield South Carolina Health Plans and the Companion Benefit Alternatives Plan. Ask us about other health care affiliated plans as we continue to expand our network presence!