Dr. Dae C. Sheridan is a professor of Human Sexuality, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (FL MH#7154), a Board Certified Clinical Sexologist and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor with a private consulting and psychotherapy practice.
She holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. Her Doctoral degree in Clinical Sexology was awarded by the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists at Maimonides University in North Miami Beach, Florida.
Over the past 20 years, Dr. Sheridan has utilized cognitive behavioral therapy techniques and a supportive, empowering, strengths-based perspective to provide thousands of clinical therapy hours assisting individuals, couples and families.
She has developed publicly funded teen pregnancy prevention programs, facilitated sexuality education groups at numerous public and private Tampa Bay agencies and has created “Moms Know, Girls Grow”, an interactive group experience for mothers and daughters which supports the philosophy that sexuality education is an ongoing developmental process rather than a one time talk about the “birds and the bees”.
A recognized speaker and commentator on sexual and mental health issues, Dr. Sheridan regularly presents her research, facilitates psychoeducational seminars and participates as a featured expert for television, internet and other media outlets. She specializes in issues of relationships, communication, intimacy, desire, arousal, reproductive health, infertility, sexual function, sexual trauma, adjustment to disability, gender, body image, adolescent development, comprehensive sexuality education, media literacy, parenting, stress, anger, anxiety and depression.
Dr. Sheridan serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of South Florida, teaching Human Sexuality and Practicum in the Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Graduate Program and is an assistant clinical professor at the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Sexology, a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists and the American Mental Health Counselors Association.
An advocate for quality mental health and behavioral services for children and families in her community, Dr. Sheridan regularly volunteers her time, provides pro-bono services and has served on numerous not-for-profit agency boards. She sat as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for Camelot Community Care for nine years and is currently contributing as a Board Member for the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay.
She describes herself as a proud stay-at-home Mommy with some really amazing side gigs! She, her husband and two incredible children live, work and play in Tampa, Florida.