Whitney K. Windham
MA, PsyD, LPCI
My name is Whitney Windham. I received my BS in Psychology from the College of Charleston in 1999. After graduation, I moved to San Francisco to take a position as a mental health assistant in an inpatient treatment program for severely emotionally disturbed adolescents. Every child in the program had been physically and sexually abused from a very early age, some even as infants. This experience led to my interest in the treatment of sexual abuse.
In 2001, I moved to Florida to pursue my MA in Clinical Psychology at the University of Central Florida. When completing my internship, I worked as a full-time psychotherapist at Central Florida AIDS Unified Resources providing mental health services to those infected with or affected by HIV or AIDS. This included individual, couples, and family therapy for chronic and acute disease adjustment, depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, physical abuse, substance abuse, grief, parenting, and personality disorder issues. I also co-facilitated weekly group therapy sessions for the “Gay Men with HIV Support Group.” Almost 95% of my clients were lesbian, gay, or bisexual and I realized just how much I truly enjoy working with and advocating for this population.
In 2003, I entered the PsyD program in Clinical Psychology at the Florida Institute of Technology. There, I spent two years working as a therapist at the university clinic and also worked for the state-funded Family Learning Program. Along with my co-therapist, I ran weekly group counseling sessions for court-ordered male incest sex offenders. Also, I conducted psychological evaluations and provided outpatient treatment to sexual abuse victims, their non-victim siblings, and non-offending caretakers. It was during this time I realized my interest in sexual addiction and deviation. Under the guidance of my mentor, I began working with couples who lived swinger and BDSM lifestyles. I also treated individuals and couples who suffered from sexual dysfunction.
In 2013, I became certified in LGBT Affirmative Psychotherapy. I truly enjoy working with those struggling with sexual and gender identity, sexual orientation, and coming out. I also like working with LGBT couples and families.
Currently, I work with a wide range of sexual issues and a quite diverse group of clients.
If you have any questions or think you may have a client to refer, please don’t hesitate to contact me.