CAROLYN ASNIEN studied at the University of Chicago and New York University, receiving her M.A. in Psychology at New School for Social Research. She then earned a Certification in Hypnotherapy from the New York Institute of Hypnotherapy, a New York State Certification as an alcohol/substance abuse counselor (CASAC) and a license as a Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) from New York State.

She has been in private practice as a psychotherapist/hypnotherapist for over 25 years, working with individuals, couples and groups. In the nineties, Carolyn co-created the workshop “Concepts: a course for women,” lecturing and leading workshops designed to help women with their self-concepts and life choices. Additionally, Carolyn has done hypnotherapy in hospitals, for patients experiencing anxiety about upcoming medical procedures. Her work has also included counseling, lecturing and leading groups at an inpatient rehab for substance abuse.

Many of her clients have been in the performing arts in New York City, and by observing the creative process through her work with these clients (and her training with Robert Fritz in this area), she has studied the principles of creativity and how they can be applied to the process of living the life that most matters to us. These principles and the underlying structure of behavior are the foundations of the therapy she has developed. She has always been open to using a wide range of methods and creating new techniques to help with each client’s unique situation.

Awards, Grants, Memberships, Organizations:

Grant from MS Foundation for work with incest survivors

Grant from NYC for community work

Advisory Board, Institute for Community Living

NYC Housing Tenants Award for Community Service

Certificate of Appreciation, Roosevelt Hospital

Member, Association of Mental Health Counselors

Volunteer, NYC Medical Reserve Corps