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John Asuncion, LCPC, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Grief Self esteem Depression
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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.

Professional experience

14yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: 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, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

License information


NY LMHC 004840


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John is everything you could want in a therapist and I am extremely grateful to be able to speak to him weekly!

Written on Apr 17, 2023 after therapy with John for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Great service

Written on Apr 14, 2022 after therapy with John for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

John is wonderful! I started seeing John during a time of distress and he gave me some fantastic tools to get through it. I've continued working with him because I can see the benefits in my relationships with myself and others. Whether I've had a good week or a challenging one, our sessions always leave me feeling more positive about my mental health journey and life in general.

Written on Sep 01, 2021 after therapy with John for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

John has been incredibly helpful in supporting me and creating a space for me to process. I look forward to our continued work together!

Written on Jul 20, 2021 after therapy with John for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and intimacy-related issues

John is incredible!!

Written on Apr 21, 2021 after therapy with John for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

I have only just begun my counseling experience with John and I can't stress enough how engaged and compassionate he is! I feel as though Better Help's ability to match me with someone who will be a great tool in my healing journey was spot on! Can't recommend him enough!

Written on Feb 27, 2021 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd