John Aceto

(MS, LMHC)

About Me

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.
Peace, John


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Grief
  • Self esteem

I also have experience in Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #001580 (Expires: 2020-12-31)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Aug 28, 2018 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, trauma and abuse, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

John is a great couselor and really listens to what I have to say. Over the short period we have been talking he already helped me a lot trying to figure things out.

Written by J.I. on May 31, 2018 after counseling with John for 7 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

John was very thorough and made me think and look into myself which was very helpful.

Written by H.A. on Apr 23, 2018 after counseling with John for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family, trauma and abuse, sleeping, and self esteem

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.

Written by A.L. on Mar 19, 2018 after counseling with John for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

John listens and connects with what a lot of my experiences. He is patient and very "down to earth" with me.

Written by A.A. on Jan 10, 2018 after counseling with John for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

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.

Written by M.E. on Jan 09, 2018 after counseling with John for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

John is wonderful to work with. He is caring, personable, and non-judgmental, which I deeply appreciate.

Written by A.J. on Dec 30, 2017 after counseling with John for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

I love John. He’s sincere, thoughtful and very insightful. I enjoy our sessions and think he’s an excellent counselor.

Written by G.E. on Dec 13, 2017 after counseling with John for 2 months on issues concerning bipolar

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! :)

Written by D.E. on Oct 23, 2017 after counseling with John for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

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.

Written by K.I. on Sep 07, 2017 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and self esteem

He is incredible. I'm so impressed!

Written by J.A. on Sep 02, 2017 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and self esteem

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!

Written by R.H. on Jul 03, 2017 after counseling with John for 6 months

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!

Written by S.H. on May 26, 2017 after counseling with John for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

John was super helpful, timely and overall just the support that I needed. I highly recommend him.

Written by A.L. on May 04, 2017 after counseling with John for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger, and career

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!

Written by A.L. on Mar 08, 2017 after counseling with John for 3 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and career

Great counselor who helped with techniques and consistently replied.

Written by T.O on Feb 18, 2017 after counseling with John for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career

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.

Written by D.A on Jan 30, 2017 after counseling with John for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

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.

Written by B.E on Dec 12, 2016 after counseling with John for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career

John Aceto has been helpful. He has shared some good advice on how to handle my issues.

Written by J.E on Nov 09, 2016 after counseling with John for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, eating, self esteem, anger, and depression

John has been a great help to me. He is understanding and humorous. His replies are honest, genuine and thoughtful.

Written by K.A on Nov 06, 2016 after counseling with John for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

John was wonderful and kind. He is very thoughtful, compassionate and truly cares about your story.

Written by A.J on Oct 27, 2016 after counseling with John for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

John is amazing! He cares, is super helpful and can really give you insight into what you're going through.

Written by J.A on Sep 20, 2016 after counseling with John for 5 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and intimacy-related

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!

Written by S.T on Sep 10, 2016 after counseling with John for 7 months on issues concerning addictions, lgbt, sleeping, self esteem, and career

John reads and answers thoroughly. I certainly recommend him.

Written by L.E on Aug 29, 2016 after counseling with John for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, self esteem, and career

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!

Written by A.L on Aug 26, 2016 after counseling with John for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

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!

Written by S.K on Aug 24, 2016 after counseling with John for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

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!

Written by K.E on Aug 23, 2016 after counseling with John for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and career

John has been supportive, encouraging and responsive, and I have really appreciated being able to speak with him and get his feedback and advice.

Written by S.T on May 07, 2016 after counseling with John for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, anger, bipolar, and depression

Dude is awesome I highly recommend him.

Written by R.A on Apr 23, 2016 after counseling with John for 2 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and depression

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.

Written by D.E on Apr 22, 2016 after counseling with John for 6 months

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!

Written by M.I on Apr 05, 2016 after counseling with John for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family, and depression

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.

Written by J.A on Mar 21, 2016 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, and depression

I have found John to be a genuine,compassionate, sincere and responsive professional with whom I can easily speak my mind, without feeling judged!

Written by S.A on Feb 29, 2016 after counseling with John for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger, career, and depression

5 Stars John!

Written by S.T on Feb 22, 2016 after counseling with John for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, parenting, bipolar, and depression

John is very helpful. He's compassionate and caring, but still helps you work on your issues. He always responds quickly.

Written by J.O on Feb 09, 2016 after counseling with John for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, eating, sleeping, self esteem, career, and depression

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.

Written by Y.I on Dec 22, 2015 after counseling with John for 5 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, intimacy-related, eating, self esteem, anger, and depression

John has been very helpful in organising my thoughts and feelings, putting priorities in my life and see things from a different perspective.