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.

5 Things You Need to Know About Feelings

3 Minutes Read Are your feelings overwhelming or absent? I can relate to both circumstances. When I was born, my emotional process functioned the way you would imagine. I smiled when happy, cried when upset, etc. Over time, my feelings were dismissed so I learned a fabulous coping system (this is sarcasm) that blocked feelings. I began to dismiss my own […]

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How To Find a Therapist

2 Minutes Read Are you thinking about how to find a therapist? Deciding to see a therapist is a hard enough choice. Determining who you will see may feel like another mountain to climb. If you have never seen a therapist, it may be helpful to have a few pointers about what to look for. When you are

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When Life Deals You A Difficult Hand

4 Minutes Read Inspiration Comes In Many Forms I want to introduce you to Jolyn. She is one of my inspirations (without even knowing it). She is a reminder of what it means to never give up, even when life seems impossible. I have known Jolyn for many years now. She knows all too well that she is

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Work Life Balance Tips: Five Ways to Make More Time for Yourself

6 Minutes Read Are you looking for work-life balance tips? If finding balance in your personal life and at work is something that you are struggling to achieve, I can relate! I am a working mom, wife and business owner. I manage a chronic illness and maintain relationships with friends and family throughout the world! The Japanese call

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5 Ways to Leave Denial and Live in Reality

5 Minutes Read The biggest clue that I am in denial is when I say “I don’t know”. This simple statement may sound benign, however, it usually contains much more information. “I don’t know” and denial go together like peanut butter and jelly. They are the easiest ways to avoid – avoid knowing, avoid choosing, and avoid dealing

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4 Steps to Letting Go and Feeling Freedom

4 Minutes Read Things I have a hard time letting go of: control, the idea my daughter may not believe in God, the fear my husband could die and leave me, anger about having cluster headaches. Common things I hear from my clients about letting go: “I miss him”, “I don’t know how to do it any differently”,

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Three Ways To Lift the Burden of Guilt

4 Minutes Read I knew I was having a problem with guilt and shame. I was getting divorced. Failure was one of the only feelings I could connect with. I had enough faith to know that I would be ok eventually but who would want me? I was wracked with guilt. Guilt is defined as a feeling or

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Work Life Balance: Making Time In The Bedroom

4 Minutes Read Are you experiencing the results of work life balance issues in the bedroom? Stressed out, overwhelmed, tightly wound, racing thoughts…sexy right? Nope! Prioritizing work over personal needs or the needs of our partner is an intimacy killer. Whether you are dating, in a committed relationship or you are married, you are likely to face this

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3 Ways to Recognize And Overcome Power Struggles In Relationships

3 Minutes Read Do you experience power struggles in relationships? Power struggle happens in every relationship. It could be your lover, child, parent, boss or friend. It is the overwhelming feeling that you need to be heard, be right and that you need to win. It’s time to surrender the struggle and begin a new peaceful way of

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