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.
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