Dr. Patsy Evans a.k.a. Dr. Harmony is one of Florida’s leading Clinical Sexologists and Professional Neutrals. She brings her unique blend of skills and education specializing in Kink Culture and Sexuality, Relationship Counseling, Executive, Leadership and Business Coaching, Traumatology, Crisis Mangement, Dispute Resolution, Diplomatic Relations, and Negotiation, and Corporate Culture Transformation. Dr. Evans is the founder of the Kink Aware Therapy Certification Institute.
David Hoffman is an attorney serving in Tampa Florida. David manages Hoffman Law Firm, a private law firm that specializes in cases of Family Law and Juvenile Dependency. He is also a board of director for the LGBT Bar Association of Tampa Bay and the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce.
Michael G. Holler is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, child & adolescent therapy, neurofeedback, forensic evaluation & mediation and maintains a private practice in Tavernier, Florida. Michael is currently the Past President & Ethics Committee Chair of the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association.
As a member of the BDSM community, Our survivor shares how she was turned away by a Licensed Mental Health Counselor when she called and said that she and her partner were both in a Master/slave relationship and were experiencing issues with domestic violence. The outcome was life-changing and tragic.
Susan Write the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom in 1997, a national advocacy organization for the kink and nonmonogamy communities, and currently serves as the spokesperson for the organization. Susan has presented hundreds of seminars at professional organizations, Universities and community groups on discrimination against kinky people, BDSM vs. Abuse, and the media influence on the persecution of alternative sexuality. Susan has also conducted several important surveys documenting discrimination and violence against BDSM practitioners and has had several papers published in peer-reviewed journals. She directed NCSF’s successful DSM-5 Revision Project that helped convince the American Psychiatric Association to depathologize consensual BDSM behaviors in 2013, and she coordinated the SM Policy Reform Project for the National Organization for Women (NOW) which resulted in rescinding their anti-SM policy at their national conference in 1999. Susan also created the SM vs. Abuse policy statement through the Leather Leadership Conference (LLC) in 1997-98. She is an author who’s written over 30 novels and nonfiction books on art and popular culture (www.susanwright.info).