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 nineteen 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”. Her tenets of Collaborative Sexuality Education are utilized by educators nationwide and were most recently featured as chapters in Sexualized Media Messages and Our Children: Teaching Kids to be Smart Critics and Consumers by Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker, published by Praeger press.
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 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 social justice, quality mental health and behavioral services for all, Dr. Sheridan regularly volunteers her time, provides pro-bono services and has served on numerous not-for-profit agency boards. She was the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for Camelot Community Care for the past 9 years and is the most recently appointed member of the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay Board of Directors.
She describes herself as a proud stay-at-home Mommy with some really amazing side gigs! She, her incredible husband and two awesome kids live, work and play in Tampa, Florida.