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.