John Asuncion

(LMHC)

About Me

I enjoy working collaboratively and creatively with my clients. I am enthusiastic about the power of the therapeutic process and its ability to transform the human condition. Utilizing a holistic and eclectic approach, I primarily employ Client-Centered Therapy in counseling sessions and incorporate evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy along the way.

My 11 years of experience in clinical counseling has been influenced by a multicultural and social justice perspective and has involved helping children, adolescents, and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings to successfully address histories of trauma, depression and anxiety, concerns centered on identity and self-esteem, substance use and chemical dependence, crisis management, and interpersonal conflict among others.

The genuine and empathic posture I take in our work, along with the supportive, non-judgmental, and safer space I aim to offer you, will assist us in identifying your strengths and inner resources while examining the problems and distress you are experiencing. I endeavor to help you increase self-esteem, facilitate personal development, and evoke the discovery of answers and solutions necessary for your progress.

Additionally, I will aid you in cultivating greater insight and awareness through the exploration of your thoughts and feelings, guide you in creating effective strategies to manage the situations that have brought you to counseling, and promote movement toward healing and growth.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Read more...
Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #004840 (Expires: 2023-05-31)


Reviews

Written by I.A. on Sep 03, 2020 after counseling with John for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

John is incredibly professional, caring, and helpful. He is so patient. Most notably, he is willing to make subtle changes when a particular technique or communication style isn’t as effective for me. I’m so glad to be working with him.

Written by Y.U. on Sep 01, 2020 after counseling with John for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I look forward to every session I have with John. His main focus for our sessions long term and short term is to learn how I can live a richer and more fulfilling life. I appreciate that it’s not necessarily about finding the immediate answers, but rather looking at life and our journeys holistically.

What I find the most helpful is his empathy and understanding of the layers and complexities that make up me, my upbringing, my issues and my desires in life. He understands racial and identity issues, which saves me a lot of time and energy to not have to exhaustingly explain. If you’re struggling today, I’m sure John can help you out!

Written by L.E. on Jul 24, 2020 after counseling with John for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and career difficulties

Great

Written by C.A. on Jul 10, 2020 after counseling with John for 3 months on issues concerning depression, coping with life changes, and coaching

John is fantastic! He is able to hold a mirror up so you can look at yourself and examine parts of you that you may not have seen. He is extremely supportive in your self-discovery journey and helps with your growth every step of the way.

Written by H.A. on Jun 05, 2020 after counseling with John for 11 months on issues concerning lgbt, grief, and coping with life changes

I came to John after a truck plowed into our stationary SUV killing my husband and leaving me with broken bones and a brain injury. It was hard for me to think, speak, sleep, eat, and I felt stuck in a repeating loop in which I viewed the accident over and over. John helped me stop that fairly quickly, and we have worked for not quite a year on how to live with loss and injury, and he has been essential to my recovery.

Written by C.A. on May 07, 2020 after counseling with John for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Over the past several months, John has helped me work on my struggles with anxiety as well as helped me focus on building my confidence—finding better ways to speak to myself and understand my strengths rather than focusing on my weaknesses. After a few years of setbacks, it's great to have someone in your corner that approaches me with compassion while also speaking from experience. I've recommended him to friends of mine and look forward to continuing to work with him to establish better boundaries and expectations for myself as well as navigate future trials and triumphs with the tools he's given me.

Written by K.E. on Apr 20, 2020 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

John is very understanding and helps give me clarity and support during these troubling times.

Written by S.H. on Apr 17, 2020 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

I’ve only had two sessions but already so glad I have John as a counselor! I’ve seen progress in my mood already!

Written by D.O. on Apr 03, 2020 after counseling with John for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

John is a great listener and knows exactly what to point out to provoke thoughts about what it is the conversation is about. He is wonderful in creating a comfortable space in which to discuss matters in your personal life or things you would normally not talk about. I am very happy when my appointment time comes because I enjoy my conversations with him.

Written by L.U. on Mar 07, 2020 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and intimacy-related issues

John has totally changed my perspective on therapy. In only a few sessions, he has brought patience, compassion, and a sense of peace that has been transposed onto my traditional judgment of myself. He is excellent.

Written by A.S. on Mar 06, 2020 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and adhd

John's diligence in learning about his clients really shines as he simultaneously gives advice while also console. Anyone would be lucky to have John as their BetterHelp counselor.

Written by D.A. on Feb 11, 2020 after counseling with John for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

John has helped me see things from a different perspective. He really listens and responds with helpful questions and insights. I look forward to our sessions.

Written by I.R. on Dec 08, 2019 after counseling with John for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

John provided me with some very helpful feedback on my anxiety issues. He's patient and attentive to what I say. This was my first experience with counseling, and I was surprised by how comfortable I was sharing my thoughts and worries with John.

Written by J.O. on Nov 23, 2019 after counseling with John for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and relationship issues

I leave every conversation with John feeling absolutely refreshed, confident, and ready to continue thriving.

He is very calm, very patient, and a very careful listener. He will really do a great job of finding the important pieces in why you say, and expand on them in a meaningful way. Things that will sort of slip out without thinking much of them, but when we explore them together a bit further, we come to revelations that help a ton.

Written by B.I. on Aug 09, 2019 after counseling with John for 2 weeks

John is exactly what I was looking for without knowing what I was looking for. I'm grateful for him every day. He really thinks about what I say and devises specific-to-me plans for working through things. I really feel supported. His warm, soothing praise and encouragement feels totally genuine and really helps me open up in a way I haven't with other counselors. He inspires me to do more to help myself. I believe in him.

Written by J.A. on Jul 17, 2019 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

John is a great listener and knows what to talk about to help you through your issues. I'd definitely recommend him to anyone who, at the very least, needs a sympathetic ear.

Written by S.H. on Jul 08, 2019 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

He has been extremely professional and has been there to help me begin to overcome my anxiety and self-esteem issues. He is very good at listening and really understanding your concerns.

Written by A.N. on Jul 07, 2019 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and adhd

John always responds with timely sensitive, and positive feedback.

Written by M.A. on Jul 05, 2019 after counseling with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

John is a great person to talk to. He listens intently, he’s supportive and encouraging, he moves at a pace you’re comfortable with. And just overall an outstanding counselor! I really enjoy my time talking with him and I feel as if he really helps to put things into a healthier perspective!