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Anton Pustaver, LMHC, LPMHC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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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 15 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 previously sat 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 look forward to working together and taking part in your journey of self-improvement.

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Co-morbidity, Communication problems, Control issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Men's issues, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Post-traumatic stress, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia

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

Services offered


License information


DE LPMHC PC-0011458


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Anton Pustaver. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Very easy to talk with. Makes me feel comfortable with even some of my most vulnerable thoughts/feelings. Always feel better after every session .

Written on Jan 05, 2024 after therapy with Anton for 2 years and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Anton offers a supportive perspective that I have never been able to get on my own. My time with him has been revolutionary and I am forever changed by our sessions. I feel I make better choices for myself and it is improving my personal life, my professional life and my love life. I am eternally grateful for all the help he has given me.

Written on Aug 12, 2021 after therapy with Anton for 4 months on issues concerning anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

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.

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