Dawn Michael PhD is a nationally recognized expert in her field appearing on national television, radio and magazines. She has a B.A. in Speech Communications (CSUN), Her M.A. in Marriage Family Therapy (Phillips Graduate University), PhD in Human Sexuality from (IASHS) Ordained Minister, Certified Hormone Specialist, Advisory Board Member and Certified Clinical Sexologist of ACS (American College of Sexologists )
Dawn Michael PhD has a diverse background as well as education in various fields.
As an undergraduate in speech communications, Dawn competed nationally on the speech and debate team as well as coached college debate. While earning her master’s degree in Marriage Family Child Therapy she worked at her family business as an interior designer, and licensed contractor. Dawn completed her internship working at a psychiatric hospital, as well as a drug diversion counselor, and marriage therapist completing her 3000 clinical hours in marriage therapy. Utilizing her communications background, and marriage counseling background, she developed couples interior design classes.
After losing of her father who was also her business partner to a rare bladder cancer she sold the business and focused her energy on writing, her children and family. She published several thousand articles in magazines, websites, and was the L.A. Love and Marriage Examiner for 8 year. As her audience grew, it became clear to her that many couples had issues with their sex lives. Dawn took a year long course to become a Certified Clinical Sexologist and decided at the age of 40 to pursue her PhD and was welcomed by many outstanding PhD programs but ultimately settled on a small private university that specialized in human sexuality and had the “largest library of human sexuality research in the world.” As a researcher herself and needing vast amounts of material to finish her dissertation on why marriages become sexless, she completed her dissertation and published her book and earned her PhD.
Dawn Michael PhD went on to publish a guidebook about helping couples to rekindle their sex life. She completed her 1500 hours of clinical work in her field and received her certification as an AASECT Certified Sexuality Counselor.
Dawn continues to work with couples and individuals in private practice, as well as writing, public speaking and developing systems in the field of sexuality, psychology, communications and relationships.
Dr. Dawn Michael is an author of two internationally recognized relationship books and has been featured as an expert in Cosmopolitan, Glamour, NBC News, Fox News, Prevention, Self, Huffigton Post, Bustle, SheKnows, Elite Daily, Brides, YourTango, Pop Sugar, Psych Central, Readers Digest, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, CheatSheet, MSN, Glam, Sexpert, eHarmony, Martha Stewart Wedding, and Simply Sxy.