Anton Pustaver

(M.Ed./Ed.S., LMHC)

About Me

Hello! I am a licensed mental health counselor who lives in Florida. I received my M.Ed./Ed.S. degrees from the University of Florida. I have been working as a therapist in the mental health field for over 14 years in residential and outpatient treatment centers for substance abuse as well as outpatient mental health facilities. I have worked with a variety of issues that include depression, anxiety (in its many forms), existential issues and lack of meaning/purpose, addiction, trauma, identity, and low self-esteem. I have run therapy groups on these topics as well as: creating rules for happiness, communication, analyzing problems, and conflict resolution; which makes it sound like I have seen it all but I learn from my clients each day. I enjoy being able to provide mental health services to those who are struggling with life's varied possibilities and challenges.

To me, therapy is an egalitarian process. I believe that you have the ability to change and find meaning in your life. I refer to myself as an existential, narrative, and reality therapist but I have also used feminist theory when needed as well as behavioral analysis. What this really means is that I am eclectic in my approach and since no two clients are the same, neither are my sessions or my approaches.

I like to give assignments that speak to each individual’s unique personal makeup, so be ready to bring some creativity to our sessions! I also currently sit on a statewide ethics committee, so I am sensitive an individual's ethical considerations and quandaries in their own life.

I have availability to respond to messages twice a day (morning and late afternoon). I prefer that we are able to work together via video sessions once a week (I have only Monday's between 10am-3pm available at this time) but everyone's schedule is unique which I understand completely. I look forward to working together and taking part in your journey of self-improvement.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Co-morbidity , Communication Problems , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH15794 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by B.R. on Apr 02, 2021 after counseling with Anton for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Knowledgeable, understanding, humorous and supportive. I have nothing but amazing things to say about him. My life has literally turned completely around since I made the decision to start counseling and have him as my counselor. I'm so pleased with this experience and Anton. He actually saved me.