For the last 20 years, Dana Wyss, Ph.D., LMFT, ATR-BC, has worked in psychiatric hospitals, juvenile hall programs, group homes, and nonpublic school settings to manage crisis, conduct trainings, coach staff, and support children and families. Through most of her career she has focused her work specializing in the treatment of complex developmental trauma supporting connection and reunification efforts for families and youth. Dr. Wyss is a national trainer and consultant with the Center for Trauma Training and national trainer to raise awareness of commercial sexual exploitation of children. She uses her creativity for her own healing as well as to support others.
As an artist Dana specializes in photography, mixed media, and oil painting. Over the last twenty years she has learned to use her creativity to support her healing and progression through several difficult and wonderful life experiences. Originally working in photography and mixed media Dana spent the first part of her art career exploring multiple types of media and honing her photographic eye. Photographing what is all around to capture beautiful moments that often go unseen. In the last 6 years she has studied under the Master Artist Rino Gonzales refining her skills, building confidence in her artistic voice, and blending her love of the unusual with the realistic style of her mentor to create art for personal healing.