Dana was born and raised in Westchester County, New York. She specializes in several evidenced based therapies, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Dana works with children, adolescents, and adults, for whom she offers individual and family, as well as parent training. She has a passion for working with children, families and adults to help them overcome emotional difficulties and chronic stress. Her 10+ years of experience has equipped her to work with a variety of cases, including children as young as three years old, as well as adults with severe histories of trauma.
Philosophy & Approach
Dana’s sessions with clients incorporate several evidenced based therapies, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). This combination is proven to lead to successful and positive outcomes in treatment. These approaches are tailored and adjusted throughout treatment based on the needs of the client. Dana also uses several assessment tools to help clients, including parents & individuals, achieve data driven results.
Dana believes that the therapeutic relationship is the single most important factor that leads to change, so it is important to take time in determining what therapist is right for you. Schedule a consultation with Dana today so you can get a sense of how you can build a relationship that creates lasting positive change.
Background & Experience
Dana Carretta is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who is trained in clinical counseling and psychotherapy to treat children, adolescents and adults with mental and emotional disorders and other behavioral challenges. She has worked for many years as a behavior consultant for several different school districts in Westchester, NY. In that role, she collaborated educational staff and parents, offering behavior intervention and consultation for students with challenging behaviors and spectrum disorders.
Dana received her Bachelor’s Degree from Fairfield University, where she majored in Philosophy and Psychology. She then went on to receive her Master of Science degree from Pace University in Mental Health Counseling. Dana completed her post-graduate counseling internship at Children’s Village, in which she worked with some of the most challenging cases of children and families in the department of social services. Dana also worked extensively in the public school systems for close to 10 years. In that role, she assisted school administration & faculty, children, and their families develop a team approach to support the child. This included conducting some of the most challenging behavioral assessments that resulted in successful behavior intervention plans.