Dawn Wiggins, Ed.S., Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Dawn received her master’s and specialist degree from the University of Florida. She has appeared as a national speaker and is a published columnist with a focus on relationships and personal development. Dawn has been quoted as a therapist and expert for multiple sources such as Bustle, and served as a lead expert in the recent book Surviving and Thriving with an Invisible Chronic Illness, which was published in March 2018. Dawn thinks in analogies and will use her understanding of the person she's working with to teach them in a way they can relate to. She is inspired to make therapy approachable and results oriented. She is passionate about teaching and writing. She works with clients in Boca Raton and Key Largo, Florida while also providing HIPAA-compliant virtual therapy for those who are not able to commute.

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Finding Peace After Infidelity: How to Forgive a Cheater

8 Minutes Read Your partner cheated on you. The person you love, trust, and share the intimacies of your life with has betrayed you. What the hell do you do now? This is a biggie. Here are 6 steps to learn more about how to forgive a cheater. Healing a relationship or marriage from infidelity is not an …

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I’ve Been Thinking – How to Forgive Yourself and Others

5 Minutes Read Are you thinking about how to forgive yourself or others? Forgiveness is a mysterious and evasive experience people are inspired to understand, yet struggle to achieve. When you type ‘book on forgiveness’ into Amazon, it comes back with 2,000 titles. That is a lot of information about letting go and how to do it! Well, …

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Honoring Francine Shapiro and EMDR

4 Minutes Read We recently lost one of our most critical psychiatric educators and innovators: Francine Shapiro. Shapiro, whom I view as a world hero, is the developer of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). I base much of my practice on this form of psychotherapy. It has proven to be the most effective form of treatment for …

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An Interview With Therapist Dawn Wiggins on Her Ultra-Exclusive Couples Retreat In The Florida Keys

6 Minutes Read Dawn Wiggins is a psychotherapist whose work is known around the world. Dawn also hosts a diverse and ever-growing online community which allows her to write and speak internationally. She specializes in relationships: salvaging them, healing from them, and cultivating the most important relationship with one’s self. She has local offices in both Palm Beach …

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How to Connect With Your Partner: 7 Ways for a Busy Couple to Stay Connected

6 Minutes Read Do you struggle to consistently connect with your partner? When you’re striving to juggle your life and all it’s dynamics, it’s understandable that balls get dropped from time to time. It’s essential to sense the shift when it happens and readjust to accommodate, or sometimes drop the extra weight. Your relationships with your friends and …

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Finances in Marriage: How to Better Communicate With Your Spouse About Money

5 Minutes Read Pause for a moment to reflect on those in your life, both past and present; Can you think of any relationship more nuanced in complexity than that of your marriage? Probably not. Your union is the joining of two unique individuals with two distinct pasts, intending to construct a functioning and flourishing life together. Creating …

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When Parents Disagree: 7 Things to Do When You Don’t Agree With Your Partner’s Parenting Style

5 Minutes Read It’s inevitable: If you have kids, you’re going to disagree with your spouse at one point or another on how to parent them. When (not if) this happens, remember it’s totally normal. In fact, I’d be worried if you didn’t differ in opinion on parenting from time to time. You both came from two different …

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How Do I Start My Life Over After Divorce: 9 Things You Need to Know

7 Minutes Read The frequent lawyer calls and emails have gone silent. The depositions, appeals, and meditations have ended. Your divorce is final, and this chapter of your life has come to a close. Soooooooo…what now? How are you supposed to feel? What’s your next move? You made it through one hell of a divorce alive, so why …

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Divorced at 30: What to Do Next?

5 Minutes Read Absolutely no one anticipates divorce when they get married, and it can leave your head spinning when it happens; just as your life, family, and career were taking off. When you take a step back to assess the damage after your divorce, you may find yourself thinking, “I’m divorced at 30, now what?!” I can …

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How to Fight Fair in Your Marriage to Strengthen Your Relationship

5 Minutes Read Curious about how to fight fair in your marriage? Disagreements in a marriage are normal and healthy. However, these disagreements can tip into destructive and counterproductive if the couple doesn’t know how to set the stage for a civil argument. Check out these ten tips on how you can fight fair in your relationships. How …

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