Dr. Mills’ practice, based in Orlando Florida. He is a Licensed
Psychologist in Florida and formerly licensed in Tennessee and Alabama. He is currently a Consulting Psychologist in Lifespan Development. He is on the faculty Advisory Board of Concept Healthcare, a San Diego based firm which provides educational services to professionals and
to families providing care to seniors. The Optimums Institute is the capstone of a career that began with
serving children, teens and families in Mississippi.
Dr. Mills’ graduate level training was at Tulane School of Public Health, in the Department of Psychiatry
and Human Behavior at University of Mississippi Medical School, and the University of Southern Mississippi
where he obtained his Ph.D. in Psychology. On the doctoral level he conducted basic research on the stress response. His dissertation
involved investigating the use of imagery in a stressful learning task. Dr. Mills completed an internship specializing in
behavioral medicine and behavior therapy and has had faculty affiliations with Ole Miss Medical School, Southern Mississippi, and Vanderbilt University and currently with the University of Central Florida and in Orlando Florida. He was the developer and Director of Training for an APA Approved Internship
program based in Nashville, Tennessee and headed a Behavioral Medicine and Biofeedback Clinic which was primary
placement for Vanderbilt doctoral students.
Harry is Past President of the Nashville Area Psychological Association, is a member of the American
Psychological Association, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy, Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.,
International Webmasters Association and the HTML Writers Guild, American Society for Training and Development and the Archaeological
Institute of America.
He is author of
chapters and articles on topics a variety of topics. He has developed 20 online programs in use in business and industry on
stress and health promotion. Most recently, he contributed a chapter on treatment of childhood anxiety disorders for a book
published by Sage Press. He currently has a number of writing projects including a book with the working title: Stress, Coping
and Chronic Illnesses.Dr. Mills lives currently in Orlando, Florida,
with Joyce, his wife and life partner of thirty-five years, and his daughters Candice, who received her Ph.D. at Yale in Developmental
Psychology and Courtney, a gifted dancer and choreographer who attended Florida State University and is studying to be a health
educator specializing in nutrition. She currently works with eating disorders patients. Ms. Mills has a Masters in Psychology,
is a Yoga teacher and collaborator on a variety of writing projects. They live in Forest Edge in Altamonte Springs with a therapy dog named Frosty.