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Educational Background:
  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Tennessee, 1988
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology, University of Tennessee, 1985
  • B.A. Psychology, with honors, Earlham College, 1981
Professional Training:
  • APA Approved Internship at James A. Haley V.A. Hospital, 1987
  • Sex Therapy Certification from the American Academy of Clinical Sexology, 1996
Licensure & Certification:
  • Licensed Psychologist since 1989 (Florida License #PY0004205)
  • Certified Sex Therapist since 1996
  • Certified by the American Psychological Association in the Assessment and Treatment of Addictions

Ronald E. DeMao, Ph. D.

With over three decades of dedicated service, Dr. DeMao stands out as a leading Psychologist in the Tampa Bay region. His vast experience includes working with individual adults and couples, addressing a wide variety of personal challenges. From anxiety, depression, and addictions to all types of relationship problems, including sexual dysfunctions. Dr. DeMao's compassionate care has been essential in helping many resolve their personal problems.

His proficiency includes treating individuals with alcohol and drug addictions, and he is certified by the American Psychological Association in the assessment and treatment of addictive disorders.

Another significant aspect of Dr. Demao's practice is couple's therapy. He has extensive additional training in the Gottman, Emotionally Focused and Object Relations forms of marital treatment. He has a proven track record of resolving marital conflicts, navigating the complexities of extra-marital affairs, and rejuvenating lost sexual intimacy. For couples struggling with sexual concerns such as diminished sexual desire, erectile disorder, sexual compulsivity or addiction, or other sexual dysfunctions, Dr DeMao's expertise as a certified sex therapist is invaluable.

Dr. DeMao's approach is rooted in empowering his patients to leverage their inherent strengths to navigate and overcome their challenges efficiently.