Valinda Harlan

Instructor of Psychology vaharlan@seu.edu

Degrees Earned

BA, California State University
MS, Southeastern University


Professor Valinda Harlan is a licensed professional mental health counselor and teaches a variety of psychology courses at Southeastern University. She is the owner of and head counselor for Bright Future Counseling LLC in Lakeland, Florida. Professor Harlan has a background in pastoral counselor and was a family pastor in California for 15 years before moving to Florida with her husband and four children.

Professor Harlan has written curriculum on marriage and parenting and is published in Christian Women Today and Children’s Ministry Magazine. She is proud to be married to composer Paul Harlan, who is a professor of music at Southeastern University. They have two grown children, two in high school and their first grandchild, who was born in the summer of 2014.

Professor Harlan teaches the following courses: Psychology of Adjustment, Theories of Personality, Psychology of Marriage and Family, Marriage and Family Counseling, Social Psychology, Group Counseling and Introduction to Sociology.