Healing Arts Institute Talks and Presentations

Dr. Thelma Tennie, LMFT – presents a fun and engaging talk on the mental and physical benefits of sex. A powerful release of hormones including oxytocin, vasopressin, dopamine, and endorphins can create mood enhancing and therapeutic effects – reducing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and thoughts of suicide in addition to many physical benefits.

  • Safer sex
  • Preventing unintended pregnancy
  • Sexual disorders
  • Sexual orientation and sexual identity
  • Healthy relationships
  • Communication

Dr. Thelma Tennie and Associates


BOBCAT Lunch & Learn Series

Presenting Dr. Thelma Tennie: Mental Health & Wellness

  • Mental Health Advocate
  • Life Coach
  • Author
  • Mentor

Nov. 10, 2021
Dooner Hall 201
12:15pm-1:15pm


The Association of Black Sexologists and Clinicians

Dr. Thelma Tennie has been accepted to present for The Association of Black Sexologists and Clinicians in their upcoming Spring Roundtable Series in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The event will be held on Monday April 26 – Tuesday 27 2021.

This will be the sixth annual roundtable held to discuss the exploration of sexuality and wellness experience of people of African descent.

You do not have to be in St. Thomas to attend the event.

For more information, please visit the ABSC Eventbright registration page.


Self-Care for the Modern Woman

Join us on International Women’s Day, March 8 at 12:00PM as we indulge in a little “Self-Care for the Modern Woman” and learn effective mental health techniques and coping strategies from:

  • Dr. Thelma Tennie – founder of the Healing Arts Institute of South Florida
  • Dr. Maria Gorelick – Medical Director at Henderson Behavioral Health
  • Dr. Marsha Brown – licensed psychologist in private practice who specializes in teaching stress reduction to improve mental health, work performance, and quality of life. Dr. Brown also hosts the podcast, “The Self-Care Chronicle.”

National Alliance on Mental Illness – Broward County

Wednesday, February 10th 7:00PM EST

Join me on ZOOM as we discuss:

  • Prevalence of Mental Health Disorders in Black Communities
  • Tips on How to End Mental Health Stigma
  • How to Seek Culturally Competent Care
  • Questions to ask a Therapist Before Starting Therapy