Dana Carretta, LPC

  • Does your child have difficulty in social situations or at school?  
  • Are you looking for counseling that results in concrete improvements? 
  • Do you yearn for a more peaceful home environment?
  • Are you looking for effective results-oriented therapy treatments for yourself, your child or your family?
  • Are you or a family member suffering from trauma or anxiety?

Dana Carretta

Dana specializes in working with children and teens, ages three through nineteen. She has extensive experience helping children with developmental delays, oppositional defiant disorder, executive functioning difficulties, and those on the autism spectrum.

She is also trained in EMDR, one of the most effective psychotherapy treatments for trauma and anxiety. Dana works with both adults and children on these issues.

In addition to her private practice at Mindful Psychotherapy, LLC, Dana currently works as a Behavioral Therapist and Consultant for the Holistic Learning Center in White Plains, NY. In that position, she provides CBT and Behavioral Management to children and their families through home and office visits. She also facilitates social skills groups, conducts family therapy and provides parent training to help ensure that behavioral changes are maintained.

Dana is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a MS degree from Pace University in Mental Health Counseling. She is trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Applied Behavioral Analysis, Animal Assisted Therapy, play therapy and EMDR.

Dana is available at Mindful Psychotherapy for late afternoon, evening and Saturday appointments.

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My bottom line is to help your child succeed in the real world, while helping your family life be more peaceful.

I work in a very concrete way to develop a plan for the child and family to achieve ease and competence in all settings:  school, home and community.

Within a few sessions, I help clients (children and parents) achieve a sense of optimism about the future and confidence that they are heading in the right direction.

If you are interested, set up a consultation and we can talk about what you want from therapy and how I can help you or your child. Please call 203-945-2340.


(203) 945-2340

Existing clients of Dana can use an online scheduling system to schedule or cancel appointments.