Ileana M. Calderon, Certified Sexologist, Relationship Coach & Sex Health Educator, has over 7 years of experience educating and empowering individuals to live their life to the fullest potential, by achieving a healthier and happier life style. As a result of providing this self-sufficient guidance tool, individuals learn new avenues to better cope with day-to-day personal and relationship challenges.
Ileana is a human sexuality and relationship expert, and future licensed mental health counselor and sex therapist. She has received three certificates from the AASECT Board of Directors, on the following topics:
- “The Sexual Attitude Reassessment”
- “Basics of Human Sexual Anatomy and Physiology”
- “Medical/Health Factors Affecting Sexual Function”
As well as other certificates such as “Child Abuse Seminar” and “Human Trafficking Seminar” at CAU, “Suicide Awareness Seminar” at Nova University, etc.
Ileana obtained her BS in Psychology of Science from Eastern University; she attended to the Sex Therapy Training Institute (STTI) where she obtained her sexologist certification. She isfinishing up a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from CAU, and plans to continue with a doctorate degree in Sexuality.
Her focus has been in female human sexuality, support groups, community psychology, mental health care, and sex therapy. Ileana has spent some of her time volunteering by hosting private human sexuality educational events under her mentor, Dr. Carol Clark, PA, and by leading support groups at the Memorial Center for Behavioral Health and other local community centers in Broward and Miami Dade County, FL. In addition to her private coaching practice, and educational events, Ileana currently facilitates a Latinas support group for a domestic violence non-profit organization in Asheville, NC where women are provided with emergency shelter, counseling, child and family advocacy, court advocacy, community education, support groups and other professional training.
Prior to her sex therapy pursuit, Ileana worked for nearly two years for a HRSA Grant in liaison with Memorial Hospital and the Hispanic Unity of Florida, a non-profit community services agency. At the hospital, she was able to educate patients about the importance of both physical and mental healthcare in order to avoid relapse.
Ileana became interested in human sexuality after facing some major obstacles in her life, surviving cancer, child sexual abuse and a marriage that ended in divorce after ten years. Through these experiences, she has learned to look at situations from a different perspective as well as appreciating life on a different level. Furthermore, she continues to learn that happiness comes from within as you are the only tool needed to overcome any obstacles in life and last, but not least, that it takes more than love to hold a marriage, or any relationship together.
Ileana has over 7 years of experience educating and empowering individuals to live their life to the fullest potential, by achieving a healthier and happier life style. As a result of providing this self-sufficient guidance tool, individuals learn new avenues to better cope with day-to-day personal and relationship challenges.