About Tyrenia O. Cross, PhD, LMHC, CST

Tyrenia CrossTyrenia O. Cross, PhD, LMHC, CST

Telehealth Therapist

Educational Background:

Dr. Tyrenia O. Cross earned her PhD in Clinical Sexology from The American Academy of Clinical Sexology in 2019. She holds an MS in Counseling from Nova Southeastern University (2013), an MA in Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (2010), and a BA in Psychology from Columbia College (2008).

Clinical Experience:

Dr. Cross has a rich background in behavioral health, having served as a Clinical Director and Mental Health Evaluator. She brings extensive experience in providing urgent mental health evaluations and overseeing clinical staff and program quality. Certified in EMDR and DBT, Dr. Cross is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Sex Therapist in Florida.

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • Certified Sex Therapist (CST)
  • Certified in EMDR and DBT

Areas of Specialty:

Dr. Cross treats a wide range of issues, including:

  • Addiction – Sexual
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement, Grief & Loss
  • Body Image
  • Chronic Illness
  • College & Career Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Intimacy-related Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Postpartum & Perinatal Mental Health
  • Relationship/Communication Issues
  • Racial Trauma
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harming Behavior
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Wellness Counseling
  • Women’s Issues

Focus Areas:

  • Sexual Addiction: Dr. Cross addresses sexual addiction by understanding psychological factors and providing strategies for behavior management.
  • Anxiety Management: Specializes in treating anxiety using CBT and DBT, focusing on building effective coping skills.
  • Couples Counseling: Aids couples in developing healthier interactions, understanding, and trust through targeted relationship counseling.
  • Relationship and Communication Issues: Enhances communication skills in individuals and couples, fostering healthier relationships through improved interaction and understanding.

Therapeutic Approach:

Dr. Cross uses a caring, inspiring, and direct approach, utilizing an integrative method primarily focused on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), tailored to meet the unique needs of each client.

Professional Philosophy:

Driven by a lifelong passion for helping others find their voice and path, Dr. Cross finds joy in aiding her clients’ growth and achieving their heart’s desires. She creates a welcoming and safe environment, focusing on personal growth and consistent improvement.

Contact Information:

For those looking to address personal challenges or enhance their relationships, Dr. Cross provides a non-biased, honest, and secure space for therapy.

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