Heather Aschenbrenner


About Me

Hello, and Welcome! My name is Heather Aschenbrenner and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor practicing in New York. Counseling is a personal journey where one deserves a warm, comfortable environment to explore goals, challenges, and desires, while overcoming obstacles that may be in the way. It is my mission to create an environment that allows you to strengthen your innate ability to overcome those obstacles in order to achieve your heart's desire.

I have practice for four years here in NY, and formerly in NC, with children, adults, and adolescents, focusing on issues of childhood trauma, anxiety, depression, adjustment, substance use, eating disorders, overcoming stressful and traumatic events and increasing self-esteem. Within each session, with each individual, I strive to tailor my practice to meet your unique needs. No person is the same, so why would one set technique from a text book be the mystical answer? I pull from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and a plethora of Mindfulness tools. Education is power, as a result, my goal is to ensure you have the knowledge and resources to conquer and overcome any challenge that might your way.

I am trained as a yoga teacher and believe in the mind/body connection-- our body is tricky at storing those things our mind wants to forget! If it is appropriate, and within the comfort of the person I am working with, mind-body work is something I welcome bringing into our sessions. After all, breath can be a very powerful thing!

I look forward to meeting you and beginning our work together!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMHC #009137 (Expires: 2021-10-31)

LCMHC #12539 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Written by S.A. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Heather for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem

Heather is amazing and such a sweet soul. She is engaging and listens without judgment.

Written by A.S. on Feb 12, 2021 after counseling with Heather for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Heather is compassionate, helpful, and has a great approach to counseling.

Written by J.O. on Jan 27, 2021 after counseling with Heather for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

Heather was the perfect fit for my needs. While we didn't have too many sessions she helped me navigate a couple very difficult conversations and decisions that were all coming up within a month and a half period.

She pushed me at times when it was needed and guided me through uncertain times. She's a great listener and a kind voice of reason.

Written by E.L. on Dec 30, 2020 after counseling with Heather for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Heather is a great counsellor and is really helping me to develop self awareness and provides me with good resources and approach to some key issues in my life and self that I have identified with her! She is really friendly and makes me feel comfortable sharing my thoughts and feelings.