Mary Ann Bodnar

  • 813-428-8128

Mary Ann Bodnar

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

I worked in both the public and non-profit substance abuse treatment communities for several years prior to working in a local private substance abuse treatment center. I served as a primary therapist, Director of the women’s program, Clinical Director, and finally as the Chief Executive Officer at this center

I have extensive experience in counseling medical and legal professionals with addictions and trauma issues. I am also very familiar with the unique situations faced by those associated with the military, having raised a family as a military dependent spouse.

I have received training in the Gottman methods and Emotionally Focused Therapy. I work with couples to improve their relationships. I have experience working with couples in a mixed orientation marriage. . Recognizing a shortage of counselors with the understanding of the dynamics involved in these types of relationships and who can provide counseling I have been actively involved in support groups for such couples. I specialize in sex addiction and offer both a men's recovery group and a partner's group for healing the trauma related to betrayal and acting out behaviors.

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  • - Chemical Dependency
  • - Couples Counseling
  • - Sex Addictions
  • - Betrayal Trauma
  • - Personal growth
  • - Problem solving
  • - Trauma resolution
  • - Women’s issues
  • - Depression/anxiety
  • - Action/experiential methods
  • - Abuse/trauma survivors
  • - Grief and loss
  • - Gay and lesbian issues
  • - Mixed orientation marriages


- Experiential Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

Individuals, Couples, Family, Group

Professional Education and Credentials

Masters Degree

University of South Florida, 2001

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

License number MH-7778 State Issued: Florida

Certified Addictions Professional

Certified Addictions Professional (CAP)

Certified Sex Addiction Therapist

Certified Sex Addiction Therapist

Trained in EMDR

Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)

Practice Details

611 West Bay Street, Suite 1-G Tampa, FL 33606
- Years in Practice: 20
- Gender: Female
- Cost per session: Avg $200
- Sliding Scale: No
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
(MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express)


Mary Ann facilitates the following groups:
Men's Sexual Recovery Group & the Partner's Empowerment Group

The Men’s Sexual Recovery Group is centered on the task approach to sexual addiction treatment developed by Dr. Patrick Carnes. Psycho-educational, experiential, and process group therapy are used to affect change.Issues addressed include: Problems, Secrets, and Excuses, Grief and Loss, Understanding Addictive Behavior, Shame and Guilt, Establishing and Maintaining Sobriety, Trauma, Healthy Sexuality and Relationships, Effective Communication, Sexual Anorexia – The Mirror of Sex Addiction, Mindfulness, Deepening Recovery for Profound Life Change and Behind the Arousal Template.

Partner's Empowerment Group
Helping women whose partners are struggling with compulsive sexuality, love addiction, serial infidelity, and more. Issues addressed include:
• The Trauma of Discovery
• Grief and Loss
• Managing the Crisis and Emotional Aftershock
• Reclaiming Your Sexuality
• The Nature of Sex Addiction
• Choosing Your Next Steps
• Effective Communication
• Sexual Anorexia – The Mirror of Sex Addiction
• Mindfulness
• Deepening Healing for Profound Life Change
• Healthy Relationships and Healthy Boundaries
• Making Empowered Choices