Dr. Thelma Tennie, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and Certified Clinical Sexologist was born in Washington, DC. Her father’s parents are of Jamaican descent and her mother’s of Native American. As a licensed practitioner she assists business professionals and couples in managing life’s daily stresses and debilitating anxieties. Her areas of expertise include sexual trauma, relational/sexual satisfaction, polyamory, sexual dysfunction, and infidelity.
In 2015, Dr. Tennie founded a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Healing Arts Institute of South Florida International, Inc. where she supervises and mentors master’s- and PhD-level therapists. Healing Arts also provides mental health services for children at no-cost and offers a sliding fee scale for adult clients. As Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Healing Arts Dr. Tennie strives to deliver on its mission of “Inspiring Hope, Health, & Mental Well-Being”.
In 2020, Dr. Tennie founded Healing Arts Institute of Clinical Sexology, a graduate institution of higher education. This institute is approved by the Florida Department of Education to Provide a doctoral degree (PhD) and Certificate in Clinical sexology. The residential program offers an affordable doctoral degree and certificate allowing greater access and training to master-level licensed therapists across the country.
Dr. Tennie holds a bachelor’s in Psychology, a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy, a PhD in Clinical Sexology, and completed all coursework for a second PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy (ABD-All but Dissertation).