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Shadeen Francis, LMFT is a marriage and family therapist, professor, and author that specializes in sex therapy and social justice. She has been featured on numerous platforms like 6abc, CBC, the New York Times, and the Huffington Post to share her unique expertise on relationships and wellness. Because of her ability to tackle difficult subjects with warmth and humour, and is sought internationally to speak on topics such as sexual self-esteem, building intimacy, and boundary negotiation. Whether in her office, on television, or at a community event, all of Shadeen’s work is inspired by her commitment to helping people live lives full of peace and pleasure.
Shadeen got her start as a radio host and sex educator, and eventually decided to transition her love of education and service into an eclectic full-time career. Building on an early dream to join the XMen, Shadeen realized that her unique gift is the ability to transform even the most impossible circumstances into clear, actionable relationship wins...And also making full plates of sushi disappear.
Shadeen received a Master of Science in Couple and Family Therapy, with a specialization in Sex Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University. She completed her undergraduate education at McMaster University with a combined honours degree in Neuroscience, Psychology, and Behaviour, with a minor in Sociology. She has maintained her love of education as a graduate professor at Lincoln University (the first HBCU in North America), as well as teaching graduate courses at Thomas Jefferson University and post-graduate courses at Council for Relationships.
Although a proud Canadian, Shadeen currently lives and works in Philadelphia.