Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. 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. 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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Career difficulties
- Coping with life changes
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 Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #26699 (Expires: 2023-07-31)
Peter actively listens, pays attention, and understands. He is willing to give the hard advice while still respecting my personality and life story. I am very appreciative to have him as a counselor!
Peter is an empath with a wonderfully quirky perspective on life. He helped me tremendously during a rough depressive patch.
Peter is a reassuring and helpful presence in my life. A safety net, if that doesn’t sound too weird. I am grateful.
Peter Jastermsky is a very hands-on therapist. He listens extremely carefully and reviews anything you write. In sessions, Peter captures both the details of what you're going through, and also the general vibe of how it's playing out for you. He is not afraid to weigh in on your situation, sometimes using very definite language that cuts through the crap. I feel with peter like I really have someone in my corner who helps me read the situation in front of me, identify my options, and keep me on track with my own self improvement. He's absolutely the therapist you want if you are facing a difficult situation at your job. Expect to put in some self-work, and expect things to get better pretty much right away.
Great man. Helpful. Talks to you like a person and is not afraid to tell you like it is.
He is great at listening and offering advice. Incredibly responsive. I just wish I can change and get better.
Extremely helpful. Understands the matter quickly and provides solid feedback. Both understanding and constructive. Great councilor.
Peter helped me identify my pattern of behavior that led me to continuously run away from close relationships. He helped me build a plan to be honest with myself about what is important to me, how to appropriately communicate that in a relationship and how to identify the characteristics of a good relationship.
Peter helps me with my worries and struggles and I have been able to take care of some of those things. I appreciate him a lot. I feel that I will be able to do better in life thanks to him.
He was awesome
Talking to Peter and coming to better help has unlocked a few things already in my personal and professional life. I already feel less confused about the things that are happening especially with family.
I’ve only been working with Peter for a short while, but he has already offered some valuable insights and goals to focus on, as well as ways to decrease my stress.
Peter has been extremely helpful with getting my life back on track. I've felt an overall positive effect after starting work with him.
He is very kind & knowledgeable. Thankful for the few sessions I had.
I have had one session, but feel very comfortable talking and listening to Peter. I appreciate that he doesn't hold back. I needed to hear that I haven't learned my lesson yet.