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Dr. Laurie Mintz

About Dr. Laurie Mintz

Dr. Laurie Mintz is a feminist author, therapist, professor, and speaker. For over 30 years, Dr. Mintz has also maintained a small private practice, working with both individuals and couples on general and sexual issues. As a tenured professor at the University of Florida, she teaches the Psychology of Human Sexuality. Dr. Mintz has published over 50 research articles in academic journals and six chapters in academic books.


  • B.S. Union College,1982; Major Field: Psychology. Graduated summa cum laude
  • M.A. Ohio State University, 1984; Major Field: Psychology, Specialisation: Counselling Psychology
  • Internship University of California-Irvine Counseling Center, 1986; Irvine, CA. APA-accredited internship
  • Ph.D. Ohio State University, 1987; Major Field: Psychology, Specialization: Counseling Psychology. APA-accredited program

Certification & Licensure

  • Civil Mediator State of Missouri and Federal Courts, 2006; Center for Dispute Resolution, School of Law, University of Missouri
  • Certified Sex Therapist 2020; Modern Sex Therapy Institute, Palm Beach Florida
  • Licensure Licensed Psychologist – California, Florida, Colorado, and Missouri

Professional Positions

  • Professor: Department Psychology, University of Florida, (10/2011-present)
  • Interim Program Director & Director of Clinical Training (1/2021 – 5/2021) 
  • Director of Clinical Training: APA-accredited Counseling Psychology Program (1/2021 - 8/2021- 5/2022) 
  • President-Elect: Society for Sex Therapy & Research (2021-2022) 
  • Affiliate Faculty: Center for Women’s & Gender Studies, University of Florida, (1/2013-present)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association: Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17); Society for the Psychology of Women (Division 35)
  • Association for Women in Psychology
  • American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counsellors, and Therapists
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
  • Society for Sex Therapy and Research
  • International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health

Awards & Honors

For her book, Becoming Cliterate, Dr. Laurie Mintz has been awarded the 2019 Consumer Book of the Year award by the Society for Sex Therapy and Research and the 2021 Media Award by the Society for the Advancement of Sexula Health. She has also been recognized as one of 50 Distinguished Sexual and Gender Health Revolutionaries by The University of Minnesota Medical School's Program in Human Sexuality (PHS).