Dawn Michael M.A. PhD. ACS


Dr. Dawn Michael received her Bachelor of Arts degree in speech communication and competed on her college speech and debate team.

Dr. Michael then received her master of arts degree in marriage family child therapy and continued her internship as a counselor completing her 3000 hours of clinical counseling training.

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 and educator Dr. Michael has been featured on national television, radio shows and has published several hundred articles on us topic from intimacy in marriage to human sexuality, sexual health, relationship advice, dating and sex education.

 Dr. Dawn Michael 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, Simply Sxy, Sexpert, YourTango, She Knows and Examiner to name a few. 

Dr. Michael 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 Dr. Michael’s passions for working with her clients.


Dr. Michael several years back wrote an article on “Reasons Why a Husband Does Not Want to Have Sex With His Wife” and the article took on a life of it’s own with more than 4000 views a day and thousands of comments.  The article is currently being made into a book and will be released in November of 2015.

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


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