Specialties at a glance: Online addictions (gaming, pornography, gambling, cybersex, and social media), online affairs, and cyberbullying.
Meet Dr. Tenille Richardson-Quamina, LCSW, CSAT, C-DBT
Hello there! I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that is passionate about improving the lives and relationships of my clients. I have lived up and down the East coast. I was born and raised in North Carolina, received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Howard University in Washington, DC, my Master’s Degree in Social Work from University of Maryland Baltimore, and my Doctorate Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. I have been living and enjoying the cultural diversity (especially the food) of the Miami area for over 10 years. I am a married mother of a bright, caring, and funny six-year-old and a precocious, independent, and lovable one-year-old. I enjoy dancing, reading, laughing, and traveling. My family and friends are my lifeline.
I have been working with children and families in different capacities for over 20 years. For 12 of those years I have focused on helping individuals, couples, and families develop a better technology and life balance. I want to empower my clients with skills that can help them disconnect to reconnect.
I know the hurt, frustration and confusion that can come from online infidelity. Many moons ago, I was in a long term committed relationship that ended due to online infidelity. I started seeing this issue come up during therapy sessions and became interested in how the Internet was negatively impacting our lives and relationships.
My passion became a mission when I started writing my dissertation titled Online Behavioral Boundaries: An Investigation of How Engaged Couples Negotiate Agreements Regarding What is Considered Online Infidelity. My goal was to research ways to prevent online infidelity before it happened because of the damage it can cause. This project helped me realize the importance of prevention as well as intervention when it comes to overcoming the effects of the Internet.