Sean O'Connor is a mental health counselor (LMHC-LP) at Peaceful Living Mental Health Counseling in Scarsdale, NY.


Sean specializes in working with adults and athletes to overcome anger, anxiety and stress that are impacting the ability to live life to the fullest.

Sean is trained in the use of EMDRMindfulness and DBT for the relief of PTSD,  stress, anxiety, and other trauma-related difficulties.

Sean is available for virtual sessions or in person appointments in our Westchester, NY office, located on the border of Scarsdale and Eastchester.

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Hi, I'm Sean!

Mental Health Counselor in Westchester, NY

EMDR & DBT Trained Therapist

I help adults and athletes overcome anger, anxiety, stress and trauma so they can be free from the pain of the past and reach their full potential in the present and future.


​Do you:

  • Struggle to identify anger within yourself and express it in relationships?

  • Feel stuck in an endless cycle between dwelling on the past and worrying about the future?  

  • Experience unwanted intrusive thoughts?

  • Have trouble feeling comfortable in your body around others?

  • Believe depression and anxiety are hindering your potential to perform socially, academically or athletically?

You’ve come to the right place.

I help adults and athletes:

  • Identify the underlying emotions driving their anger

  • Feel seen, heard and validated

  • Create space to practice healthy communication with others

  • Learn tools to effectively manage everyday stressors

  • Learn invaluable mindfulness strategies to get relief from pain and tension 

  • Overcome painful memories so they can fully enjoy the present moment and have hope for the future


Therapy is not something that is done to you, and rather something done with you. No two individuals are affected in an identical way, so why should therapy be the same for everyone? I work with you to determine the best treatment plan approach so that you can achieve your goals for counseling.

I use a variety of Evidence Based Therapies that are tailored to your counseling goals, including:

These approaches are proven to help if you struggle with:

  • Anger

  • Athletic Performance

  • Impulsivity

  • Anxiety / Performance Anxiety

  • Obsessive Thoughts

  • Depression

  • Chronic Stress

  • Low Self-Esteem

  • PTSD

  • History of Childhood Trauma / Adverse Life Experiences

Regardless of what approach is taken, the healing happens within the space we will create together. Emotions are a powerful, healthy, and necessary force in your life.  I help you learn that you can befriend and be comfortable with your emotions, even those that may have been associated with trouble in the past. Don't let your past continue to haunt you.​​  Call today to set up a free 15-minute consultation!

  • M.S., LMHC-LP - Limited Permit Licensed Mental Health Counselor 

Sean holds a limited license in New York to practice Mental Health Counseling (LMHC) with a MS degree in Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University.  This means he has met all of the requirements in NY State to practice as a Mental Health Counselor and is acquiring his hours for full licensure.


Sean has completed Levels 1 and 2 of Basic Training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).  He actively uses EMDR daily in his practice with adults. Sean also receives ongoing EMDR Consultation to make sure all clients are engaging in the safest and most effective forms of EMDR Therapy.

​Sean has completed formalized training from the Linehan Institute in the use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy.