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Professional C.V.

Dive into my professional story! Navigate through my C.V. page to uncover a journey of skills, achievements, and expertise. Elevate your understanding of my career excellence.

Dr. Harmony Professional C.V.


2017International Institute of Clinical Sexology Ph.D. Clinical Sexology Specializing in Transgender Care, Kink, and Alternative Sexual and Relationship Expression
2008Argosy UniversityM.A. Mental Health Counseling  Magna Cum Laude
2004Argosy UniversityB.A. Psychology  Magna Cum Laude
2000East West College of Natural MedicineM.S. Oriental Medicine  Magna Cum Laude    
2000East West College of Natural MedicineB.S. Professional Health Science  Magna Cum Laude  
1997Florida State College Manatee/ SarasotaA.A. Chemistry  Magna Cum Laude  
1997Sarasota School of Natural Healing ArtsCertification in Massage Therapy 


2015-2016Sex Therapy Training Institute  Clinical Supervision  
2007-2010Northside Mental Health Center  Internship Pre graduate and Postgraduate  
1998-2000  East West College of Natural Medicine  Clinical Internship Oriental Medicine and Clinical Herbology  
1998-1999  University of Florida  Molecular Lab Technician/ Research Assistant
1996-1998Benchmark Labs  Water Chemistry Internship  


2016Board Certified Clinical Sexologist and Sex Therapist
2016Transgender Care Specialist
2010Collaborative Divorce Professional
2010Supreme Court Certified Family Court Mediation
2005Career Education Corp. Educational Compliance Officer
2003Birth Doula

Professional Licenses

Licensed Mental Health Counselor  Florida License MH103042010-Current
Doctor of Oriental Medicine/ Acupuncture Physician  Florida License AP 1453  2000-2023 Retired
Licensed Massage TherapistFlorida License MA253391997-2009 Retired    

Professional Experience

  • Private Practice Oriental Medicine: Specializing in Holistic Psychiatry and Holistic Sexual Medicine
  • Private Practice Mental Health Counseling: Specializing in Trauma, Relationships, and Sex Therapy
  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Family Court Mediator and Collaborative Divorce Professional        
  • Teacher
  • Professional Speaker
  • Lab Technician
  • Birth Doula
  • Program Director
  • Board Member
  • Consultant
  • Radio and Television Personality



Working with Kinky Clients

With the advent of the Internet, those who participate in alternative forms of relationship, gender, and sexual expression have come together as a community and have created a new sexual minority subculture. The clinical needs of this community are different than the traditional mental health client and it is important for all mental health clinicians and healthcare providers to be familiar with the standard of care that may be different in the varied populations that make up this community.

This document is the accompanying manual for a pilot Kink Aware Therapy Certification educational program, and it offers a fundamental working knowledge and important clinical considerations and interventions in the treatment of this population based upon one clinician’s experiences, the current research, and community literature. This companion text also reinforces the growing need for an educational program for mental health and medical providers and further clinical research with this population.

My Personal Handbook

When life throws you curve balls, sometimes we lose our direction. My Personal Handbook is designed to bring you back to basics and reexamine who you are from a basic needs and value level.

My Personal Handbook: My Break-Up Book

The Break-Up Book is designed to help you to examine and have closure about the ending of a partnership. It will prompt you to look at both your role and theirs in the related challenges. These activities are developed to help you identify the relationship skills you need to enrich and the red flags you want to avoid in future partnerships.

My Personal Handbook is a foundation workbook designed to help you outline and establish a clear and concise foundation of who you are, your values, and what gives you meaning. This foundation will help you to establish boundaries in relationships, set life goals and provide you with a place to start from any time you feel lost in life.

The Silent Man

The notion of male as victims of domestic violence is an implausible concept for those in our modern culture. Battered Man Syndrome does exist and male victims of domestic violence have been ignored in both research and resources. This book exposes the truth behind the hidden epidemic of men as victims of domestic violence.

Dangerous Liaisons

With the advent of the Internet has permeated every inch of our daily lives. Our social customs and every part of our very infrastructure have adapted to adopting connection through the information highway. This is especially evident in our new dating rituals and expectations.

Everyday thousands of people who have adopted the 21st-century dating style and are finding connection via the Internet. Are you among them? Easier access to connection also means easier access to potential victims for emotional predators. This book introduces you to some of the characteristics to look for to spot these dangerous partners before they prey on your heart.

No More Shame

With the constant bombardment of sexuality from popular media and the Internet, it is especially important to establish open communication with our children so that we are able to dispel myths and promote healthy views about sexuality. This book is your simple guide to developing an environment of openness and sex positive discussion.

Research Publications

Polston, J.E.,  Reif, P., Foley, M. (1999). Host Range of tomato yellow leaf curl virus, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center Bradenton Research Report, 1999, cover title.


Kink Phobia: The Movie

This documentary explores the phenomenon of Kink phobia. Kink Phobia is a person or group of people that express verbal and physical hatred and/or abuse against the kinky community. It also includes the neglect and judgement from legal, nfp, and medical professionals. Kink phobia shares the horror of this quiet epidemic and offers solutions for advocacy.

Presentations and Lectures


2020Florida Mental Health Counseling Association Annual Conference  Intimate Partner Violence in Special Populations  
2020Florida Mental Health Counseling Association Annual Conference  Introduction to The Harmony-Arion Relationship Tools Program (HART)
2020Florida Mental Health Counseling Association Annual Conference  The Ethics of Working with Alternative Relationship Styles in Counseling: The Dangers of Pathologizing Healthy Dynamics  
2019Florida Mental Health Counseling Association Annual Conference  Intimate Partner Violence in Special Populations  
2019Florida Mental Health Counseling Association Annual Conference  Rituals, Protocols, and Contracts: What vanilla couples can learn from kinky relationships.  
2018Florida Mental Health Counseling Association Annual Conference  Intimate Partner Violence in Special Populations
2018Florida Mental Health Counseling Association Annual Conference  Rituals, Protocols, and Contracts: What vanilla couples can learn from kinky relationships.”
2018Florida Power ExchangeStorming Normandy: The Strategic HiveMind Planning Meeting
2018SeConf ChicagoThe Psychology of Wonder Woman: Five Important Lessons on Leadership from an Amazon Warrior
2017Are You Safe Purple Party Keynote Speaker13 reasons why to talk to your kids about intimate partner violence.
2017Selenium Conference BerlinThe Care and Feeding of Open-Source Developers
2017Florida Power Exchange  Love Mapping for Metamours
2017Florida Mental Health Counseling Association Annual Conference  Working with Kinky Clients
2017Florida Mental Health Counseling Association Webinar Series  Working with Kinky Clients
2016Are You Safe Purple Party Keynote  Intimate Partner Violence in Special Populations
2015Florida Power Exchange  Public Collars
2014Florida Power Exchange  Helping Your Partner Mend a Broken Heart
2014Florida Power Exchange  Erotic Talk
2014Florida Power Exchange  Tower of Power
2014Florida Power Exchange  How to Spot a Dangerous Lover
2013Florida Power Exchange Keynote Speaker  Tower of Power
2013Florida Power Exchange  Consent Counts: The Law and Kink
2013Southern Polyamory Gathering  Polyamory and Communication
2013Florida Mental Health Counseling Association Annual Conference  Introduction to Kink for the Mental Health Professional
2013Fetishcon  Polyamory and the Safe Relationship Apartment Building
2012Florida Counseling Association Annual Convention  Collaborative Divorce and the Roll of the Mental Health Professional
2012Fetishcon  East Beats West
2012Florida Mental Health Counseling Association Annual Conference  Introduction to Collaborative Divorce
2011Southern Polyamory Gathering  Communication and the Poly Family
2011Argosy University 7th Annual Traumatology Symposium  The Use of Collaborative Divorce in the Prevention of PTSD Symptoms in Marital Dispute
2011Swingfest National Swinging Convention  Swinging vs Polyamory
2009 Argosy University 5th Annual Traumatology Symposium  Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Treatment of Trauma

Awards and Recognitions

2023Ten Moir Gallery  Honorable Mention
Beyond Earth: Exploring the Cosmos  
2020Global Health and Pharma (GPH) Award    Best Holistic Mental Health & Wellness Platform (USA)  
2020Global Health and Pharma (GPH) Award  Most Dedicated Traumatologist & Clinical Sexologist (Florida)  
2014    Are You Safe  Board Recognition
2012  Tampa Bay Business JournalNominated for Businesswoman of the Year    
2010  Florida Counsel for Community Mental Health  Nominated for Direct Service Provider of the Year
2010  Northside Mental Health Center  Employee of the Month June
2005  Sanford Brown Institute  Program Director’s Award
2004Keiser College System  Winner of Keiser College Teaching Effectiveness Award  


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