Team

Dr. Thelma Tennie

Certified Clinical Sexologist, LMFT

Dr. Tennie holds a Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy, she is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and holds a PhD in Clinical Sexology and a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy (ABD).

As founder, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and chairman of Healing Arts Institute of South Florida International, Inc. Dr. Tennie strives to deliver on Healing Arts mission of “Inspiring Hope, Health, & Mental Well-Being”.

Dr. Tennie has over ten years of experience providing trauma therapy, she is a Broward County certified school teacher in the area of social science, and has over 9 years experience in research on the early diagnosis, treatment, and importance of psycho-education regarding autism.

Dr. Tennie’s wide-ranging interests have led to studies in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Early Childhood Sexual Education. In 2016 and 2017 she was nominated by Nova Southern University as alumni of the year.

She has presented internationally at The Normal University in Beijing, China, in 2015 on the prevalence of autism in the US and China; The National Sex Conference in Munich Germany, in 2016, on Polyamorous systems; and Nationally at The Association of Black Sexologists and Clinicians and Columbia College Chicago, in 2018 and 2021.

She is co-author of “our marriage business plan: A complete workbook to learn yourself and your partner, available on Amazon.


Dr. Debra Harris

LMFT, PhD.

Dr. Harris has more than 40-years of experience in church, community, education, and corporate interfacing. She has inspired thousands, nationally and internationally, with her inclusive approach to relationships, classroom instruction, community-building, and leadership training.

She founded the How-to-Love Movement and created The Transformative Relationship Training Curriculum, to help individuals, groups, and business organizations transform their relationship with themselves and their colleagues. 

Dr. Harris has appeared on CNBC, FOX, and other local, regional and national media (e.g., BET, VHS) showcasing her expertise as a relationship professional and/or diversity and inclusion expert.

As an inclusion and diversity researcher, instructor, curriculum developer, and inclusion trainer, Dr. Debra aspires not only to making a difference in the organizations she serves; she seeks to transform the world using her innovative therapeutic curriculum ‘How-to-love’. 

To connect with Dr. Harris, email: drdebra@howtolove.us, visit website: www.howtolove.us,  or phone: (800) 361 9068


Sabrina Cadet

Intern Therapist

Sabrina is a Florida Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern and a student member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) who has trained under Dr. Tennie for two years and has over five years experience working with children, adolescents, and adults.

She believes that it is vital to provide a safe space where clients can be vulnerable and transparent, where they can participate in real dialog to grow and overcome the challenges they face.

Sabrina holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling.


Juanita Williams

Executive Assistant / Office Manager

Through her diverse work experience, Juanita has the skills to help manage and maintain all the administrative and clerical functions of the Healing Arts office.

She believes that Healing Arts is fulfilling a great need in the community and she is proud to be a part of it.


David Davenport M.S., M.B.A.

Business Development / Technology


Healing Arts Institute Board of Directors

President & CEO Dr. Thelma Tennie, LMFT
Vice President Ron Osborne-Williams, MSEd
Treasurer Eddie Tennie Jr.​
Secretary Johnniya Hamilton, MS
Director of Program Expansion Sara Brown