PhD in Psychology Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio
MA in Psychology New School for Social Research, New York City and
MA/Philosophy & English Lit Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, llinois



Mental Health Counselor- State of Florida
Marriage and Family Therapist – State of Florida
Marriage and Family Therapist – State of New Jersey


Stephen R. Plumlee is an ordained priest in the Eastern Orthodox Church with a Master’s in Divinity from St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary in Crestwood, NY, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He is affiliated with Holy Spirit Orthodox Church in Venice, Florida.  

Dr. Plumlee’s Orthodox Christian orientation is a spiritual and religious way of life that seeks intimacy with God, the relationship of dynamic love.  As an Orthodox priest, he believes that surrender of illusions and fears in fellowship with others is at the core of life.  Imago Therapy is a natural adjunct of his spiritual beliefs and his commitment to helping others achieve fulfillment in their relationships.


Dr. Plumlee completed his residency in Psychoanalytical and Psychotherapy at the Blanton-Peale Graduate Institute in New York City.  He works with patients in cognitive restructuring, stress reduction, alleviation of depression and anxiety, and supportive work with couples and families to help patients cope with tinnitus. He is a long-term tinnitus patient and has personal experience using tools to deal with the effects. He is also a signer of American Sign Language and can provide therapy in several languages including French, Russian and German.


Professional Associations

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • American Association of Pastoral Counselors
  • Florida Mental Health Counselors Association
  • Association for Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Institute for Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Orthodox Christian Association for Medicine, Psychology and Religion
  • Member/Provider of the American Tinnitus Association