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
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Money and Financial Issues , Multicultural Concerns , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
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
LMHC #009137 (Expires: 2021-10-31)
LCMHC #12539 (Expires: 2022-06-30)
Heather is amazing and such a sweet soul. She is engaging and listens without judgment.
Heather is compassionate, helpful, and has a great approach to counseling.
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.
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.