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Peter Best, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Anger management Self esteem Depression
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About me

Hello, My name is Peter W. Best, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (California License No. 26576), (Illinois License No. 149.023300) , Certified Anger Management Facilitator and United States Navy Veteran. I assist clients to cope with and overcome depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma. I utilize a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which intentionally changes one’s thoughts and actions, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution-Focused Treatment (SFT), Client-Centered Therapy (CCT), with a strength-based therapeutic approach. These methods promote healing and desired change in a unique and culturally respectful manner.
Additionally, I am a Certified Anger Management Facilitator (CAMF) with over 25 years of experience in the field of mental health. I received Anger Management Training and Certification through the renowned Anderson and Anderson Adult and Adolescent Anger Management Program and have specialized training on a variety of specialties in the field of mental health.
I received both my undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and graduate degree, Master of Social Work from California State University, Sacramento. I have also completed specialized training in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Suicide Prevention, Anxiety, Depression, and Veterans issues. I possess first-rate interpersonal, problem-solving, and analytical skills combined with a genuine concern and sensitivity to clients of diverse backgrounds. I look forward to working with you to fully reclaim your life, promoting resilience, emotional health, and creating your own measure of success by building on your strengths to claim the life you deserve.
Areas of Practice (Specialty): Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anger Management, Depression and Veteran issues.

Professional experience

6yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Codependency, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

IL LCSW 149.023300

CA LCSW 103415


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Peter Best. 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.

Exceptionally patient. Outstanding listener and spot on feedback.

Written on Oct 20, 2022 after therapy with Peter for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, coaching, and adhd

Peter is a great listener and can really collect your concerns abstractly to help me address my issue (Impostor syndrome). Sometimes anybody anywhere has a mental health issue or a couple of bad days in a through and everyone should know they deserve to get help and improve their quality of life and it’s not selfish to ask for help.

Written on Oct 13, 2022 after therapy with Peter for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Peter was able to identify two distinct aha moments for me in my life. He helped me to connect particular traumas in my life to patterns and behavior I've developed as a result and is helping me to reach my ultimate goal of forgiveness and the ability to remain under control despite my anger.

Written on May 16, 2022 after therapy with Peter for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and anger management