About Dawn Michael, M.A.
Certified Clinical Sexologist, Intimacy Counselor and mediator
- Cal State Northridge CA
B.A. (communications and Psychology),
- Phillips Graduate Institute M.A. Marriage Family Child Therapy
- Institute for Sexual Self Realization AASECT approved Clinical Sexologist
- PhD studies in Human Sexuality: The Institute For Advanced Study of Human Sexuality.
Pine Grove Psychiatric Hospital
- Drug diversion counselor
- Marriage Therapist Intern 1992-1994
- Adolescent boy home counselor
- Couples Interior Design Instructor
- Intimacy Counselor
- Professional Writer
- Clinical Sexologist
- Researcher in the field of human sexuality
AASECT is a professional organization of sex educators, therapists and counselors.
Society For Scientific Study of studyhttp://www.sexscience.org/
The oldest professional society dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about sexuality.
The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) is an international organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about sexuality. It is the oldest organization of professionals interested in the study of sexuality in the United States. SSSS brings together an interdisciplinary group of professionals who believe in the importance of both the production of quality research and the clinical, educational, and social applications of research related to all aspects of sexuality.
- Clinical Sexologist: Institute for Sexual Self Realization: 2010
- Child advocate and Reporting 1993
- Sexual Anatomy and Physiology
- Sexual Concerns and their treatment
- Female and Male Sexual issues
- Medical/Clinical issues in human sexuality
- Sexual Attitudes Reassessment and restructuring
- Spirituality and sexuality
Dawn is a professional writer with several hundred published articles in the field of human sexuality, relationships, and sexual health. She has been a featured guest on the Ricki Lake show, Dr. Susan Block show, Playboy Radio, Howard Bragman radio, Houzz publications, Corset Magazine, Your Health Connection Magazine, PsychCentral, eHarmoney, Wellness and YourTango to name a few. Dawn is a writer for the L.A. Love & Marriage Examiner.
Dawn is a public speaker and educator providing information on women’s and men’s sexual health issues along with better sex techniques for couples. Promoting healthy, sex positive views is one of Dawn’s passions for working with her clients.
Dawn’s own personal views
My passion is to help others enjoy sexual intimacy in their lives in a healthy, loving, sexy, fun way . When it comes to sexuality it is the one area where most people have a problem expressing themselves. Deep Sexual intimacy can be one of the most wonderful parts of a relationship if the couple can open up and allow it to be.
Many times just talking about sex with a spouse or partner is difficult, communication surrounding sex is crucial in bringing the couple together. I am here to help couples experience sex in a way that brings them closer together, adds intimacy, love, laughter and fun back into their lives.
Many times people forget that sex can be fun; it is one of the best feelings of natural euphoria that two people can experience together. My work as a clinical sexologist and relationship coach bridges sexuality and marriage, helping couples to enjoy one another, make love to each other and be happy.
One of the ways that I teach couples to find deeper intimacy is using the Sensate Focus model created by Masters and Johnson. During this process, we work to fit the couples individual progress and level of intimacy. The results are amazing. Suggesting fun home assignments and recommending products adds to the sexual experience. I have learned so much from my clients and I feel blessed to have helped each and every one of them. It is my joy to help them come together in their relationship with a deeper passion, love and understanding of one another.