Asunta  DeRienzo

Asunta DeRienzo

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Accepting new clients for daytime & afternoon appointments in Boston practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mindfulness
  • Spirituality & religion
  • College mental health
  • Grief and loss

Professional statement

Asunta DeRienzo is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Boston, MA who sees college students and adults across the lifespan. She has extensive experience working with college students and young adults, and specializes in depression, anxiety, mindfulness, and spirituality.

Asunta takes a holistic approach that incorporates the mind, body, and spirit. She also utilizes positive psychology to help her patients discover their strengths and explore what makes them happy and makes life worth living. She spends time getting to know her patients before developing an individualized plan that takes into account their background, goals, and needs. She really enjoys incorporating mindfulness when appropriate and offering new techniques to see what works for a patient.

Asunta ultimately wants her patients to thrive and feel empowered to take control of their life and find a lifestyle that works for them. She has ten years of clinical experience, ranging from college counseling, school systems, college-level teaching, state agencies, hospitals, and private practice. Asunta received an MA in holistic counseling from Salve Regina University. She looks forward to meeting you.


Message to clients

My intent is to examine the challenges you are currently struggling with while integrating a multitude of holistic and creative approaches using evidence-based treatments. My education and training has granted me the opportunity to treat the whole-person. As we walk through this together, my hope for you is to find fulfillment within yourself, your relationships, and healing.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Mindfulness - Practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

College mental health - Anxiety, stress, and depression that may arise during college

Grief and loss - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Tufts Health Plan (Commercial Plans, not via Mass Health or Navigator)
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $120 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $80 - $120
  • Initial session: $120 (60min)

Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Boston practice

50 Congress Street

Suite 636

Boston, MA 02109

Hours

  • Mon 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018 - Present

Children’s Hospital, 2009 - 2010

Massasoit Community College, 2014 - 2018

Salve Regina University, MA, 2014

Bridgewater State University, BS, 2008


Languages

English