DANA CARRETTA-STEIN, M.S., LMHC
Dana Carretta-Stein is the owner and founder of Peaceful Living Mental Health Counseling.
Dana is an expert in using the most effective methods of trauma informed care to help clients achieve the results they are seeking.
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.
Hi, I'm Dana.
Trauma and Anxiety Therapist in Westchester, NY
Certified in EMDR Therapy
Who I Help
Survivors of sexual abuse, childhood trauma, complex trauma & dissociative disorders
Frustrated parents who want to end the cycle of generational trauma to improve their relationship with their children
Individuals seeking relief from anxiety
How I Help Overcome Trauma, Anxiety & Dissociation
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.
I am a certified EMDR Therapist and Consultant-in-Training, so EMDR is my world! I am super passionate about EMDR Therapy as I have seen first hand how transformative the approach can be for clients.
I have extensive experience incorporating ego state work, polyvagal theory and attachment and neurodevelopment into my EMDR practice. I love using this approach in my consulting work with other EMDR therapists as well, especially in the treatment of complex trauma and dissociative disorders.
Some of my approaches include:
Using humor and attunement, because we're all human and want to feel safe and connected before focusing on traumatic memories.
Combing polyvagal theory, ego state therapy, and attachment theory with EMDR to get a full picture of what's keeping you stuck. This helps us create the best treatment plan to overcome traumatic memories, panic attacks, and stressful life experiences that are preventing you from moving forward.
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. 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 New York (LMHC), Connecticut (LPC), and Florida (LMHC) 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 an advanced-level EMDR clinician and 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.