As a native Californian, and resident of the Central Coast since 2005, Dana has enjoyed and appreciated the natural beauty and wonder the coastal community provides. Dana received her B.S. from U.C. Davis, studying and conducting research on emotional intelligence and communications in relation to attachment, along with the impact trauma may have on memory and perception. Dana later traveled south and received her M.S. in clinical psychology from Cal Poly State University, and is now a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. During her years on the central coast, Dana has become a part of several non-profit communities and organizations, working and supporting children and adults suffering from various forms of trauma and personal challenges. Along with her integrative work with many organizations, Dana opened two private practices, in Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo. While immersing herself in her community, Dana’s family began to grow, and she is now a wife and mother of three. It is with her innate appreciation and respect for both community and family, that Dana has chosen a lifelong journey of personal and ongoing growth and healing.