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Peter Jastermsky, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Grief Career difficulties Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and hold active licenses in California, Pennsylvania, and North Dakota. I have more than 30 years of experience helping people in a variety of settings, from Employee Assistance (EAP) to Outpatient Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol. In addition to my counseling experience, I have been a clinical supervisor and trainer of therapists. I am also a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist.

Congratulations for taking this brave first step to find support, and to make positive changes in your life! I offer individual counseling for adults, 21 and up, who live in California, Pennsylvania, or North Dakota. I have a supportive, conversational style. We will start wherever you “are” in your life. I see my role as a guide who will help you consider your choices, to examine the consequences of changing versus not changing behaviors or circumstances, to set meaningful goals, and to support your decisions.

In uncertain, stressful times, it is easy to get overwhelmed and “stuck,” but I believe there is always “the one thing” a person can do to take meaningful action. While I agree that knowing “why” we behave in certain ways can be useful, I do feel that people seek out counseling to “move beyond.” I believe that YOU are the expert on you, and I will encourage you to take the next steps to improve your life.

Professional experience

35yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Grief Career difficulties Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

CA LCSW 26699

PA LCSW CW013081

ND LCSW 6411


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

Peter has been very helpful. He is very knowledgeable, has strong intuition. And he helps productively advise and guide life issues and challenges. Really pleased with his service.

Written on Aug 29, 2023 after therapy with Peter for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

I find my weekly sessions with Peter are very helpful in helping me get 'unstuck' from my grief. He is helping me to see moving forward is OK, but I can still miss my spouse and that's ok, too. I am so thankful that I took the initial step to seek help for healing and I'm grateful to have been paired with Peter.

Written on Aug 24, 2023 after therapy with Peter for 9 months on issues concerning grief

Peter is respectful honest and attentive

Written on Aug 23, 2023 after therapy with Peter for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Peter knew exactly how I was feeling from the first time we spoke. He is easily accessible and easy to talk to. He is doing a great job!

Written on Aug 02, 2023 after therapy with Peter for 3 weeks on issues concerning anger management

Peter is super easy to talk with and helpful in walking through things when needed

Written on Jun 20, 2023 after therapy with Peter for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Calm and wise and inviting

Written on Jun 03, 2023 after therapy with Peter for 3 weeks