Dana Carretta-Stein is the owner and founder of Peaceful Living Mental Health Counseling.


Dana specializes in parentinganxiety, trauma with adults.  She is also an EMDR Consultant in Training & Business Coach for other wellness professionals.


She is an expert in EMDR, one of the most effective psychotherapy treatments for trauma and anxiety.  Dana actively uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy, EMDR, Mindfulness, and Meditation in her private practice.

Dana is also the founder of Let's Bully Cancer, Inc., a non-profit organization that helps low income families afford life saving treatment for their pitbulls.  

Dana is available for late morning and afternoon appointments at Peaceful Living MHC, located on the border of Scarsdale and Eastchester in Westchester, NY.


She also offers virtual sessions for residents of New York & Connecticut so they can access therapy from the convenience of their homes.

Hi, I'm Dana.

Trauma and Anxiety Therapist in Westchester, NY

Certified in EMDR Therapy

EMDRIA Consultant-in-Training

Who I Help​

  • Survivors of sexual abuse, domestic violence and other stressful life experiences

  • First Responders & Frontline workers seeking relief from trauma and anxiety

  • Frustrated parents struggling to manage their child's behavior

  • Individuals seeking relief from anxiety 

How I Help

No two individuals are alike, so my approach is flexible based on your needs.  I use a trauma informed care approach, meaning we connect your present day symptoms to the experiences and memories where they started.   The trauma perspective helps us to understand what happened to you, not what is "wrong" with you.  This helps us get to the root of what's causing your discomfort, process it, and help you experience real relief for good.

Some of my approaches include:

  • Using CBT and EMDR to overcome traumatic memories, panic attacks, and stressful life experiences that are preventing you from moving forward. 

  • Teaching concrete parenting techniques to help improve your relationship with your child and make you feel less frustrated. 

It's awful feeling stuck and not in control of your own emotions.  But you don't have to feel like this forever. I truly love what I do. I love helping parents, first responders, and survivors of trauma grab hold of unruly anxiety. When you work with me, you'll learn to laugh again, have fun, be silly, and feel calm and in control. Call today to learn how I can help.

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

Dana holds licenses in both New York (LMHC) and Connecticut (LPC) with a MS degree from Pace University in Mental Health Counseling.

  • EMDR Certified, member of EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)

Dana has completed advanced level training to be certified in EMDR by EMDRIA.  She actively uses EMDR daily in her practice and is an expert in trauma informed care.

Dana is in the process of becoming an EMDRIA Approved Consultant.  She offers consultation and supervision to other EMDR therapists seeking support and additional training on the use of EMDR in their practice.

  • Regional Coordinator for Westchester EMDRIA Regional Network

Dana is actively involved in the EMDR Community and is the Regional Coordinator for Westchester County.