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Dana Carretta-Stein is the owner and founder of Peaceful Living Mental Health Counseling located on the border of Scarsdale and Eastchester in Westchester, NY.


Dana is an expert in using the most effective methods of trauma informed care to help individuals achieve life long relief and fulfillment.

Dana specializes in parentinganxiety, and trauma with adults.


She is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant & Business Coach for other wellness professionals.

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 a licensed mental health therapist in New York, Florida & Connecticut and can provide Virtual EMDR in New York, Connecticut and Florida.

Hi, I'm Dana!

Trauma and Anxiety Therapist in Westchester, NY

Certified in EMDR Therapy

EMDRIA Approved Consultant

Who I Help​

  • Individuals who are motivated to overcome their anxiety, depression or chronic pain, but have not been able to achieve results with traditional talk therapy.

  • Survivors of childhood trauma, complex trauma & dissociative disorders

  • Frustrated parents who want to end the cycle of generational trauma to improve their relationship with their children

  • First Responders who need a safe place to work through uncomfortable emotions.

How I Help You Achieve Relief & Fulfillment

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 (even if you don't remember anything happening to 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'm an EMDRIA Certified Therapist & Approved Consultant, 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, and in a much shorter time frame.


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. 

Healing from trauma is not an easy process, but I'm here to walk next to you and support you through the process.  If you're motivated and ready to do the work, give our office a call and let's get started!

  • 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 an EMDRIA Approved Consultant.  She offers consultation and supervision to other EMDR therapists to help them deepen their skills and feel more confident with the use of EMDR Therapy. 

  • Regional Coordinator for Westchester EMDRIA Regional Network

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

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