Dawn Michael M.A. PhD. ACS


Dawn Michael received her bachelor of arts degree in speech communication and competed nationally on the college speech and debate team for three years.  She won several awards for her team and became a speech coach and continues to do public speaking, for large and small events.

Dawn then received her master of arts degree in marriage family child counseling, and continued her internship as a counselor completing her 3000 hours of clinical and counseling training at a psychiatric hospital, as well as a drug counselor, and marriage family counselor.

While completing her intern hours Dawn worked in the interior design industry helping couples design their homes and bedrooms to create more intimacy in their relationship.  As her business grew, she took over her family business of third generation designer’s and became the owner of Michael’s Interior Design.  As a couples interior designer she created intimate space for couples, Dawn was asked to share her unique background in articles and magazines, as well as interviewed for Houzz and various other publications.   Dawn continues to do private consultations for her clients that want to create intimate space.

Dawn was sought out for her advice on intimacy and became a certified clinical sexologist and then received her PhD in the field of Human Sexuality at the “Harvard School For Human Sexuality”  IASHS.  As a sex positive counselor Dawn has been featured on national television, radio shows and has published several hundred articles on the topic of intimacy, human sexuality, sexual health, relationship advice, dating and sex education.


Training and Professional Background

  • Pine Grove Psychiatric Hospital, Marriage Family Child Counselor-Intern, Teen Counselor, Hotline intake, Adult unit Counselor, July 14th 1993-July 14th 1994 IMF 25672 Supervisor Bruce Steinberg MD
  • ACT Therapy-Drug diversion Counselor, Marriage Family Child Counselor-Intern IMF 25672, (couples counseling, family counseling, marriage counseling)  1994-1995
  • Group Home Counselor for Adolescent’s
  • Couples Interior Design Counselor/Contractor/Teacher
  • Intimacy Counselor
  • Professional Writer/L.A. Love and Marriage Examiner
  • Clinical Sexologist/Human Sexuality/certified clinical sexologist
  • Mediator/Speech Writer/Speech Coach
  • Research in the field of human sexuality
  • Sex educator

bodyProfessional Memberships

  • AASECT : American Association of Sex Counselors, Educators

    AASECT is a professional organization of sex educators, therapists and counselors.

  • The Society for The Scientific Study of 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.

    The American College of Sexologists International

    A certificate from the American College of Sexologists International means that students, interns and professionals have not only met the requirements of training, but that they are a member of a community committed to the sexual health and well-being of world citizens everywhere.

    Certifications and Awards

  • American College of sexology International Clinical Sexologist 2014
  • 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
  • Speech and Debate (college forensics, national competition 3 years) 
  • Coached college students speech and debate

 Dawn Michael

  • 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. 
  • LA Love and Marriage Examiner Dawn Michael

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.


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