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Briana Collins is a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) at Peaceful Living Mental Health Counseling in Scarsdale, NY.


Briana specializes in working with teenagers and adults struggling with anxiety, life transitions, chronic pain & chronic illness, ADHD, and gender identity and PTSD.


Briana uses a combination of Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR Therapy), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Gestalt & Schema Therapy in her work with clients.

She has a passion for working with clients in the LGBTQIA+ population, as well as those with chronic illness.


Briana is available on weekdays & evenings Monday - Thursday, in our Scarsdale office or via
Telehealth for video counseling sessions.

Briana is able to provide virtual counseling sessions for all residents of New York and Florida.

Hi, I'm Briana!

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

ACT, EMDR & DBT Trained Therapist

Westchester, NY

I help teens and adults gain control over debilitating anxiety, chronic illness and identity confusion, help them reconnect with their true authentic selves and find relief and joy.

  • Do you or your teen struggle with constant anxiety, isolation or loneliness?

  • Do you experience chronic illness and/or chronic pain that stops you from fully living your life?

  • Do you feel misunderstood, that you don't fit in, or that you were born with the wrong body?

  • Are you confused and not even sure who the real you is, and you need help finding yourself?

I offer a space that is warm, reliable, and safe so that together, we can explore Throughout our work together, teens, young adults, and women can find compassion, constancy, and support amid the changing demands of our day-to-day lives.

My approach includes a combination of:

My areas of expertise including working with adolescents 13 and older, as well as young adults and adults in managing:


  • Anxiety & Panic

  • Depression

  • Social Anxiety

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Life Transitions

  • Grief and Loss

  • Trauma

  • Chronic Pain

  • Surgery Recovery

  • ADHD and Executive Function Deficits

  • Distress related to Gender DysphoriaGender Identity, and Sexuality

I am a strong and proud advocate and ally for the LGBTQIA+ community.  I hold space for all individuals so they can feel seen, recognized and supported in their identity journeys.

Together we can address the daily worries, stressors, and frustrations that interrupt your abilities to lead self-directed and value-oriented lives. Let's work together to overcome the barriers to fulfillment so you find clarity, relief and joy.

Contact me today so we can collaborate to develop your individualized path to greater wellness and quality of life. Together we can walk along the edge of your sorrows and find and foster the strengths and grit that have allowed your survival.

Call today so we can start working together!

  • M.S., LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor) - Long Island University

    Briana holds a license in New York to practice Mental Health Counseling (LMHC) with a MS degree from Long Island University in Mental Health Counseling.

  • EMDR Trained Therapist through EMDR Institute, Inc.  


Briana has completed Levels 1 and 2 of an EMDRIA Approved Basic Training Program in the use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Briana also receives ongoing EMDR Consultation to make sure all clients are engaging in the safest and most effective forms of EMDR Therapy.

  • Trained in Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) through Dr. Steven C. Hayes

  • Certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (C-DBT) with Evergreen Certifications

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