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.
Colussi Franco, MSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW, PhD
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care
PhD 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.
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.
Jacqueline Warner Garman, LCSW
Jacqueline Warner Garman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Jacqueline graduated from
the University of South Florida with both her graduate and undergraduate degrees in Social Work. Jacqueline has worked with
individuals thru the lifespan. In her practice, she utilizes a client-centered and strengths-based therapeutic approach. Jacqueline
draws from CBT, solution-focused therapy and family systems therapy while working with the client to achieve their goals.
Jacqueline has extensive experience in grief and loss that began in her early work as an adoption social worker and later
as a clinician in a bereavement setting with children and their families. She is also knowledgable in working with individuals
and couples who have experienced perinatal loss.
In addition to grief and loss, Jacqueline
has experience in the following areas: mood disorders, end-of-life, relationship, parenting, adoption, infertility, and work/life