Healing Arts Institute in the Media

Healing Arts Institute of South Florida is being recognized in the media for their work with undeserved children across Broward county. Here you will find published features and press releases highlighting the work we do every day.


Healing Arts Institute Proclamation Day

Mayor Ken Thurston of the City of Lauderhill, along with Vice Mayor Melissa P. Dunn, Commissioners: Denise D. Grant, Lawrence Martin, and Sarai Martin proclaim April 2022 as ”Stress Awareness Month”. Honoring the Healing Arts Institute of South Florida with the 11th day of April.

Can We Talk 360

Episode 09: Modern Love

A discussion on the race, gender, class and sexual orientation changes couple space today with Dr. Thelma Tennie, licensed marriage and family therapist.

Children’s Services Council Newsletter

Healing Arts Institute was recently featured in the August Newsletter for the Children’s Services Council:

In 2015 Dr.  Tennie founded a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Healing Arts Institute of South Florida, which offers services to children and their families at no-cost and provides training and supervision to masters and PhD level therapists from four different Universities. 

In January 2020 Dr. Tennie founded a higher education institute approved by the Florida Department of Education, offering an affordable PhD and Certificate in Clinical Sexology to master’s level therapists; with the main goal of producing more culturally competent PhD therapists of color. Dr. Thelma Tennie specializes in couples and family therapy resolving generational trauma, sexual trauma, career transitions, anxiety, and depression. 

Dr. Tennie holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology, a Masters in Family Therapy, and two Ph.D. ‘s, the first in Clinical Sexology and the second in Marriage and Family Therapy (ABD- All but Dissertation).

Dr. Tennie is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the states of Florida, Ohio, Maryland, and her hometown Washington DC. 


Feature: The Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationship

Dr. Thelma Tennie has been featured in The Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationship: Development of the Sexual Desire Assessment Tool (SDAT) and a Training Program to Educate Clinicians and Assist in Opening Dialogue with Polyamorous Systems


Media Press Release: Yahoo Finance

Media press release Healing Arts Institute of South Florida International Open Their Doors to Educate and Assist Underserved Communities by Providing Mental Health Services

Healing Arts Institute has been featured in a press release posted by Yahoo! Finance. (Feb 2021)