Welcome. I am a licensed mental health counselor in New York since 2001, with over 20 years of experience helping others overcome difficult life situations. I am a skilled, empathetic listener who will help you clarify concerns and problem solve the issues that are keeping you from feeling whole. I'm also a social person with a good sense of humor who connects with others effortlessly. If you're struggling with life issues you can't seem to control, counseling can help clarify and overcome hurdles to a new way of thinking and feeling.
My professional experience includes working in psychiatry in a hospital setting for 20 years. This occurred in an out patient clinic, a medical unit for those with terminal conditions, and a crisis team. I've learned to help others identify areas of concern and provide sound solutions. I also enjoy long term care, developing a strong therapeutic alliance that helps my client through self discovery.
My therapeutic style is eclectic, borrowing from cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic and mindfulness practices. Whether your needs are short or long term, I am here to help you regain an improved sense of self and enhance your well being. I look forward to working with you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Relationship, Intimacy-related, Career
LMHC #001580 (Expires: 2020-12-31)
John is very understanding and compassionate. He actively helped me towards setting goals and moving towards them. He is knowledgeable about how to counter anxiety and anxiety-provoking thoughts and actions. I recommend him to anyone who is looking for a good counselor.
John listens and connects with what a lot of my experiences. He is patient and very "down to earth" with me.
John is a terrific counselor, and really cares. I always look forward to speaking with him on the phone, and he's extremely helpful in coming up with strategies to address challenges I'm working through.
John is wonderful to work with. He is caring, personable, and non-judgmental, which I deeply appreciate.
I love John. He’s sincere, thoughtful and very insightful. I enjoy our sessions and think he’s an excellent counselor.
John is an amazing listener, a fantastic support system and a caring and genuine person. I am very lucky to have found him and would strongly recommend him. Stop looking! You found the right person! :)
I appreciate John because he is always willing to adjust to what I need in the moment. Sometimes it is just a listening ear, and other times it is practical tips etc.
He is incredible. I'm so impressed!
I started working with John pretty recently and to my surprise - I automatically felt at ease with John!! He keeps things simple, while still getting to the root of your concerns and reasons to be in therapy. He personalizes the experience which is so important to me. His response time is very quick and always thoughtful. I am glad I took the leap and asked for a new partner to work with, rather than throwing in the towel! I would definitely recommend John to anyone new to this platform or looking for a new therapist like I was!
I have found Better Help to be a great service to have on standby for when you need to vet immediately and be able to get positive feed back without taxing friends or family and not having to wait until you have an appointment.
I highly recommend John Aceto!
John was super helpful, timely and overall just the support that I needed. I highly recommend him.
John has provided actionable steps to help me deal with some of my negative thinking. It's only been a few weeks, but I can say I am feeling better by the day. I really appreciate his bluntness and ability to relate. Highly recommend!
Great counselor who helped with techniques and consistently replied.
I was a little skeptical about online therapy but I am very happy with John. He gives great advice, asks the right questions and checks in with me if he hasn't heard from me in a while. I have had many positive changes in my life since starting therapy with John.
John is an excellent therapist. He responds to messages quickly and thoroughly. John is clinical, but pragmatic and thoughtful, and often provides good feedback or advice on situations. Furthermore, he is easy to speak with and trustworthy. I am very picky when it comes to people to whom I am supposed to divulge every detail of my life, but John more than meets my standard.
John Aceto has been helpful. He has shared some good advice on how to handle my issues.
John has been a great help to me. He is understanding and humorous. His replies are honest, genuine and thoughtful.
John was wonderful and kind. He is very thoughtful, compassionate and truly cares about your story.
John is amazing! He cares, is super helpful and can really give you insight into what you're going through.
John is a great listener and always has thoughtful advice and insight to provide. He is always conscientious about checking in on me, and I feel really comfortable sharing with him. Thanks John!
John reads and answers thoroughly. I certainly recommend him.
John Aceto is a wonderful therapist who really listens and tries to understand your situation. Then his words are positive and life affirming. He makes you want to jump out of the place you're in and try for something better. Every time I receive a message notification from BetterHelp, I know that I will feel better because of John's wise and supporting words!
I didn't know what to expect from BetterHelp, but John has been a great counselor! Having him at your finger tips whenever you have a question or just want to clear your mind has been incredibly beneficial. There's a big advantage to this type of therapy over in person counseling. Everyone should give it a shot!
Great counselor!! Wish I could meet him in person, and it helps he isn't basing his therapy style on religion; wish I could say the same for therapists here in Syracuse!
John has been supportive, encouraging and responsive, and I have really appreciated being able to speak with him and get his feedback and advice.
Dude is awesome I highly recommend him.
John is a funny counselor who keeps your best interest in his heart. He responds quickly and always tries to build you up. He definitely helped me a lot.
Working with John Aceto has been fantastic. He is insightful, caring, and gives me a new perspective on issues that I had not been able to consider before. I really can not say enough positive things about him and working with him. Thank you John!
John has been extremely helpful and understanding. I didn't have to explain in great detail for him to understand what I am dealing with. He is a very positive influence in my life now.
I have found John to be a genuine,compassionate, sincere and responsive professional with whom I can easily speak my mind, without feeling judged!
5 Stars John!
John is very helpful. He's compassionate and caring, but still helps you work on your issues. He always responds quickly.
John is an excellent counsellor and therapist. He's a great listener and he's always prompt to respond to my messages. I'm very grateful to be working with him.
John has been very helpful in organising my thoughts and feelings, putting priorities in my life and see things from a different perspective.