BONNIE R. SAKS, MD
Dr. Saks received undergraduate and medical degrees from Brown
University. She completed an internship in medicine at Montefore Hospital in New York and did residency training in obstetrics/gynecology
and then psychiatry at Yale University. She was subsequently a clinical instructor at Yale in both departments. She also completed
a sex therapy fellowship at Yale sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Saks is now a Clinical Professor
of Psychiatry at the University of South Florida in Tampa. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association,
a Founding Fellow of the American Board of Sexology, and Past President of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research.
She was the Commencement Speaker and Grand Marshall for the 30th anniversary of Brown University Medical School in May,
2005. She was also among those chosen by her peers as "Best Doctors of Tampa Bay 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010."
She is a nation speaker and has authored many articles and most recently the Chapter on Psychopharmacology in Treatmenting Sexual Desire Disorders, Leiblum (ed.), Guilford Press, 2010.
CINDY PARSONS, DNP, ARNP-BC
Cindy received her Masters of Science in
Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from Pace University in New York, and her undergraduate degree from Western Connecticut
State University. She is certified in two specialties: Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and as a Clinical Specialist
in Child/Adolescent Psychology/Mental Health.
Cindy has practiced as a psychiatric nurse practitioner for 10 years
in Hillsborough and Polk counties. She maintains courtesy privileges with the University of South Florida College of Nursing.
She is active in the American Nurse's Credentialing Center and has presented a significant number of educational offerings
to both public and professional groups. She has authored a number of publications including contributing to nursing textbooks.
Sandra Weeks , MS, ARNP-BC
I completed a B.A. in Psychology (cum laude)
at Cleveland State (Ohio) University in 1975. My first position that was directly related to my education was as a Residential
staff member at Boley Centers in St. Petersburg, Florida. At Boley, I worked with clients who had serious mental illness.
Some of them had been released from the state mental hospital.
several years at Boley, I went to work as a psychiatric tech at Tampa General Hospital. It was while I was there that
I made the decision to go to nursing school. Following graduation from St. Petersburg College (with honors) in 1993,
I worked as an oncology nurse for a little more than a year, before returning to psychiatric nursing.
I worked as a staff nurse and a charge nurse on adolescent, crisis, general psychiatric,
geriatric, and dual diagnosis units in St. Petersburg and Clearwater, as well as being night supervisor of Charter Behavioral
Health in Largo. Following the closing of Charter, I entered the M.S. program in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing at
the University of South Florida in Tampa.
I completed my degree in
December 2001, with special areas of study including Feminist Psychology, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Psychology,
and the Psychology of Trauma. I am licensed as a Psychiatric-Mental Health ARNP in Florida and have board certification
as an Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I have practiced at the Hillsborough County Jail, at Suncoast
Center, Inc. (Community Mental Health) in St. Petersburg, and have taught psychiatric-mental health nursing in an LPN to RN
educational bridge program in Brandon.
Currently, I am very excited
to be employed as a Nurse Practitioner with Dr. Bonnie Saks and Associates in Tampa.
Camille Francis, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor
State Qualified Supervisor for
Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Interns
Clinical Social Work Interns
Qualified Prepare and Enrich Premarital & Marital Assessor
Areas of Expertise:
Over 15 years of progressive experience addressing substance abuse and sexual abuse; also mental health issues including but
not limited to post traumatic stress disorder, depression, bipolar and anxiety. Pre-marital, marital, and divorce recovery
counseling also provided.
Laura Colussi Franco, MSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW, PhD candidate
Clinical Social Worker
Advanced Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care
Candidate in Clinical Sexology
Laura is a psychotherapist
with 14 years of extensive clinical experience in both Europe and the United States. Her areas of expertise include: mood
disorders, PTSD, grief, bereavement and end of life issues, couple/family therapy and trauma work. She recently got trained
in EMDR, one of the most effective treatment approaches for trauma as well as other clinical issues. Laura is also very skilled
in group dynamics, particularly grief and suicide loss groups.
Laura is currently pursuing her doctorate in Clinical Sexology and
is specializing in sexual trauma, LGBT issues, female sexual dysfunctions and sex therapy.
Laura speaks different languages and can offer sessions in Italian and Spanish.
Lee Daly, MSW, MA SE, LCSW
Lee Daly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and graduated in 2000 with her Masters of Clinical Social Work
from Fordham University. Lee has over 10 years of experience assisting children, families and adults to build
strong, healthy relationships, resolve trauma, cope with depression and anxiety and live more authentic lives. Prior to her
recent move to Florida she lived and worked in North Carolina providing psychotherapy in her private practice as well as a
community health clinic. Lee is particularly interested in and passionate about the many ways clinical hypnosis is useful
and effective in helping people to learn and develop new skills, acquire new insights and use their innate abilities to cope
with life’s challenges. Lee takes a creative approach to each client and is skilled in the use of cognitive behavioral
therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, EMDR, play therapy, Heart Math biofeedback, and other helpful modalities.
Certifications and professional affiliations include: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, FL and NC;
Association of Social Workers; NC Society of Clinical Hypnosis
Anne Thal, LCSW, DCSW retired from clinical practice on March 31, 2013. If you were her patient,
her records remain in this office.