ALIMAYU (Ah-lee-may-you) is an East African name meaning “In Honor of God”
Dawn M. Gatling, MCP, is a Counselor, Teacher, Author, Proud Wife to husband Christopher and Proud Mother to son Zaire and daughter Shelice. As a microphone for God echoing His love to those who are broken as a result of sexual abuse & exploitation, her desire is to reach women who need healing and freedom from the bondage of their trauma.
Dawn earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies in 1995 and her Masters of Community Psychology degree in 2002, both from The Pennsylvania State University. She is trained in Biblically Based Counseling, Family Group Decision Making, Functional Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused CBT, and Cognitive Processing Therapy.
She received her certificate in Biblical Studies from Dr. Cindy Trimm’s Kingdom University School of Ministry in 2007 and was ordained as a Minister of the Gospel in 2009. Dawn has over 23 years of counseling, mental health and human service experience including the development of a residential program serving survivors of sex trafficking. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Counseling and Psychological Studies at Regent University.
Having been rescued by Jesus and receiving healing and freedom from her own sexual abuse through a relationship with Him, she considers this her most significant attribute. Dawn’s personal and professional experience combined with radical faith in God results in the passion to see women healed, set free and knowing their worth.