I would like to set up an initial conversation with peter jastermsky

I've delt with depression and anxiety and now going through a carreer change and I just need someone to help me guide me through this part of my life.
Asked by jay

Hello Jay and thank you for your question.

The Betterhelp platform provides online therapy services to help guide its members in understanding their thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors. Oftentimes feelings of depression and anxiety concerns are impacting our daily functioning, relationships, and/or ability to work or go to school. Therapy with Betterhelp is a way to gain further insight into these concerns; gain psychoeducation related to your symptoms, and learn new techniques to support the management of your symptoms.


Depression and anxiety symptoms can be supported in therapy using cognitive behavioral techniques or better known as CBT. It's helpful with maladaptive behaviors and behavior change, starting with our brain/thoughts. I would first say, an assessment or an initial appointment with a mental health provider is important. This opportunity would allow you to further explain more about your experiences and behaviors in a safe space.


The mental health provider would be able to provide reflective listening, empathy, and guidance to properly address your needs.  I acknowledge your efforts in reaching out. Asking this question suggest that you are seeking support in understanding more about yourself, which is commendable. We are all human therefore, it's important to be kind to yourself and employ self-compassion, positive thoughts. I believe you may benefit from therapy services to learn new habits and defeat those automatic thoughts.I hope you find this response helpful.


For the next steps in connecting with a mental health professional here on Betterhelp, please visit the website www.betterhelp.com and click on the "Start Therapy" button. Please fill out the short questionnaire to provide some general and anonymous background about you and the issues you'd like to deal with in online therapy. It would help match you with the most suitable therapist. Your answers will also give this counselor a good starting point in getting to know you. You also have the option of requesting the provider you mentioned, if they are available and currently accepting new members. 


I hope you found this response helpful in getting started with Betterhelp. I also wish you the best on your mental health journey and possible connection with "Peter Jastermsky".


Best Regards,

Teisha Levi, LMFT

(MA, LMFT, Author)