My Approach

I truly believe that therapy can be a transformative thing. That being said, it can also be quite challenging or daunting. I will make every effort to make you feel heard, empowered and relaxed during our counseling sessions. My approach is personal and engaging, with a healthy dose of humor.
 
As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential to lead a more fulfilling life. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges that you face. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will create an alliance, the therapeutic relationship, that will help you identify and overcome barriers to good mental health. Assessing your current coping strategies and giving them a tweak will provide you with a refined set of skills. 

I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression and grief counseling to couples counseling and beyond.  In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients' individual needs to help attain the personal growth they’re striving for.

if you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation, or you're ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

Testimonials 

Written by H.A. 

Oct 23, 2018 after counseling with John for 10 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 to set goals and move forward to achieve them. He is knowledgeable about how to counter anxiety and anxiety-provoking thoughts and actions. I have had a session every week with John and it really impacted my life positively.  I recommend him to anyone who is looking for a good caring counselor, who would treat you with respect no matter what issues you’re discussing. 

Written by A.L. 

 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. 

 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.

 
 

© 2019 by John Aceto - MS, LMHC