Heather Aschenbrenner, LMHC
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Heather Aschenbrenner

Psychotherapy, LMHC

Heather Aschenbrenner is a licensed counselor who has experience practicing with children, adolescents, and adults in New York and North Carolina. Heather works with diverse populations, utilizing an integrative approach to help people find their innate strength to navigate life's challenges. She is trained in TF-CBT, mindfulness, and is a registered 200-hour yoga teacher.
Specialties
General Mental Health
Depression
Life Transitions
Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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Finances
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$80-140
Sliding Scale
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Oxford Health Plans
Oscar
UHC Student Resources
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New York
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“I believe growth in therapy is measured by your confidence in the process, by the "little steps" of change, and by the incorporation of skills and strategies we will explore to ease the process and create sustainable growth.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Simply put, I became a therapist because of a counselor who changed the course of my own life during a medical leave of absence from college. I returned to Boston and took an abnormal psychology class; this was the beginning of the end of my dietetics career. I began to research diet and its impact on mood, finding myself evermore intrigued by the mind than the diet. This led to an exploration, literature reviews, and study proposals regarding the benefits of yoga as a co-treatment for eating disorders. This interest followed me into my graduate degree and my work today, leading me to further try to understand the mind-body connection. My path is both personal and filled with evidence-based practices after years of intentional study.
What should someone know about working with you?
Therapy can be an uncertain process; you may be filled with anxieties prior to meeting your counselor (even if you’re well-versed in the experience). I strive to make our first encounters opportunities to get to know one another and develop a therapeutic alliance. I provide space to not only get to know what brings you to therapy but your history, including the parts that define you and the cracks where the light gets in. I believe growth in therapy is measured by your confidence in the process, by the "little steps" of change, and by the incorporation of skills and strategies we will explore to ease the process and create sustainable growth. Change in therapy takes time; my goal is to support you along the way.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
Once upon a time in middle school, we had a guest speaker who spoke of "the power of one". I have no idea who this person was or recall anything else they said, but it has become an integral part of my belief system and shaped many core values. I believe in the power of one to influence change, I believe in the power of one event to create a seismic shift, and I believe in the power of one "no" or one "yes". It takes one domino to fall out of place for the chain reaction of a domino effect to stop. My goal is to help people find their own "one". That does not mean that's the end of a journey; it only means it’s the start of a new journey.
“I believe in the power of one to influence change, I believe in the power of one event to create a seismic shift, and I believe in the power of one "no" or one "yes".”
Interested in speaking with Heather?