Hi there, I'm Deneen Maria Asuncion! My name is Deneen Maria Asuncion and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with pre-teens, teens, young adults, middle age adults, and older adult. My specialties are as follows: work-related stress, women's issues, men's Issues, abortion, pregnancy loss, miscarriage, and infertility, mindfulness skills, stress management anxiety disorders, depression, sleep disturbances, relationship problems, family problems, adults with chronic illnesses and/or physical disabilities, and academic performance concerns. • As a psychotherapist, I work towards building effective relationships with my clients. The care that I provide is collaborative, coordinated, and attainable. • My patients' and their family members' preferences, values, cultural traditions, and socioeconomic conditions are always respected. • My patients will consistently receive emotional support to relieve fear, behavioral issues, anxiety, and depression. • My qualities as a highly-skilled psychotherapist are as follows: patient, solution-focused, empathetic, confident, observant, excellent listening skills, and respect for diversity. • My primary goal is empowering you to create or maintain a healthy sense of emotional, physical, social, and spiritual well-being. You deserve a consistently safe place to heal and grow. In our sessions, I will join you with compassion and evidence-based practices - so that you can get through this very difficult time in your life. So, let's work together!
I am a Certified ADHD Professional - ADHD CCSP and * Certified Grief Informed Professional- CGP. I utilize a myriad of evidence-based treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Behavior Modification Therapy to treat ADHD, ODD, OCD, and GAD. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), Somatic (Body)Therapy, Supportive Counseling, Person-Centered Approach, Humanistic Approach, Emotional Freedom Techniques/Meridian Tapping Points (EFT), Mindfulness skills including meditation, Positive Psychology, and Motivational Interviewing.
I have found that my style and approach is a a good fit for couples and individuals from the age of 8 years old to 99 years old who may be dealing with life challenges from academic performance issues to severe symptoms of mental illness. This often takes the form of anxiety, depression, stress, as well as work and relationship problems. I work to help my clients navigate these life challenges and to acquire safe coping skills to promote a healthy sense of emotional well-being.
My communication style
My communication style is calm, accommodating, and attentive. I pride myself on my ability to listen without judgment. After the initial session, you can expect a wonderful start to a great therapeutic relationship. I give homework assignments from time to time. However, if your preference is to receive more emotional support as opposed to acquiring safe coping skills (CBT) - this of course will be fine with me. Please note, we will most likely engage in various therapeutic activities during our live sessions without you acquiring any homework. You can expect to learn safe coping skills such as emotional freedom techniques/tapping, grounding techniques, etc. You will receive empathy consistently. Your progress will be evaluated throughout the therapeutic process. You can expect to receive desirable results from an ongoing therapeutic alliance that works for you!
My journey to therapy
My clinical work completes my life's purpose. I am completely satisfied with my career choice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am grateful for all the opportunities that I have had, thus far, in assisting others in their emotional recovery from the depths of despair or unwellness. The human spirit is fascinating. In terms of significant life's challenges, I have witnessed people of all ages engaging in healthy coping skills and thus winning the battle of life's challenges against all odds.
My goals for you
I approach goal setting as teamwork approach between me and my client. I always have the client's best interest as the primary focus of treatment. We will work together on creating the most appropriate as well as the most rewarding treatment goals that can and will be accomplished. Together we discuss at your presenting problems and create from there a comprehensive treatment plan to promote a full sense of emotional wellbeing.
My first session with you
For your first session, you can expect me to ask you a number of questions about your life's challenges. Also, I will ask you about how you cope with stressful situations. I will inquire about your past history in terms of physical, emotional, and social functioning. I will also work with you on developing a comprehensive mental health treatment plan. You will also receive a diagnosis that is in congruent to your mental health symptoms and past history of mental illness. Together we will set up a consistent time to meet on a weekly or every other week basis.