Deb Dana, LCSW, is a clinician, consultant, author and speaker specializing in complex trauma. Her work is focused on using the lens of Polyvagal Theory to understand and resolve the impact of trauma in our lives.  

Deb’s work shows how an understanding of Polyvagal Theory applies to relationships, mental health, and trauma – and how we can use an understanding of the organizing principles of Polyvagal Theory to change the ways we navigate our daily lives.  She is well known for translating Polyvagal Theory into a language and application that is both understandable and accessible – for clinicians and curious people alike.  

Deb is the creator of the Rhythm of Regulation Clinical Training Series, and author of The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation (Norton, 2018); Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection: (Norton, 2020); and Anchored: How to Befriend Your Nervous System Using Polyvagal Theory (November 2021, Sounds True).