In May 2019, Counseling Right Now, LLC, was established as a cooperative for health and wellness professionals. A safer space where we may find empowerment through connection; care for the mind, body, and spirit; and opportunities to effect change via partnership and collaboration.

John A. Asuncion, LMHC, CPC | Therapist & Founder

Email: john@counselingrightnow.com | Phone: 845-243-6535

Approaching 13 years in the field of mental health therapy, Mr. Asuncion utilizes an eclectic approach in his work as a caring professional and group counseling leader. John has served as a therapist, adjunct instructor, and administrator across five institutions of higher education; has directed short- and long-term inpatient treatment programs for people in recovery from substance use and chemical dependency, juvenile male sex offenders, severe conduct disorder youth, and trauma survivors; and has led outpatient support services for community members impacted by HIV/AIDS.

Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Internal Family Systems comprise Mr. Asuncion’s theoretical framework, while accelerated training in traumatology, Social Responsibility Therapy, and Aggression Replacement Training enhance his counseling practice.​​​​​​​​ His current research interests include identity, intergenerational trauma, and resilience. 

  • American Counseling Association, Member
  • Certified QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper, Instructor
  • New York Mental Health Counselors Association, Hudson ​Valley, 2011-2018, President
  • Samaritan Daytop Village Leadership Academy, 2015, Graduate​
  • Leadership Dutchess, 2013, Graduate​​