Peter Jastermsky

(LCSW)
Therapist Peter Jastermsky Photo

About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 32

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LCSW #26699 (Expires: 2023-07-31)


Reviews

Written by J.E. on Dec 01, 2021 after therapy with Peter for 3 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and career difficulties

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!

Written by V.I. on Nov 07, 2021 after therapy with Peter for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and coaching

Peter is an empath with a wonderfully quirky perspective on life. He helped me tremendously during a rough depressive patch.

Written by M.A. on Nov 05, 2021 after therapy with Peter for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Peter is a reassuring and helpful presence in my life. A safety net, if that doesn’t sound too weird. I am grateful.

Written by M.I. on Nov 03, 2021 after therapy with Peter for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

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.

Written by D.A. on Oct 29, 2021 after therapy with Peter for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and career difficulties

Great man. Helpful. Talks to you like a person and is not afraid to tell you like it is.

Written by S.A. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Peter for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and adhd

He is great at listening and offering advice. Incredibly responsive. I just wish I can change and get better.

Written by P.H. on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with Peter for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Extremely helpful. Understands the matter quickly and provides solid feedback. Both understanding and constructive. Great councilor.

Written by D.A. on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with Peter for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

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.

Written by C.O. on Sep 13, 2021 after therapy with Peter for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

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.

Written by S.K. on Sep 12, 2021 after therapy with Peter for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coaching

He was awesome

Written by C.O. on Aug 11, 2021 after therapy with Peter for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

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.

Written by D.A. on Aug 07, 2021 after therapy with Peter for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, depression, and relationship issues

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.
Highly recommend

Written by J.U. on Jun 21, 2021 after therapy with Peter for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Peter has been extremely helpful with getting my life back on track. I've felt an overall positive effect after starting work with him.

Written by J.A. on May 16, 2021 after therapy with Peter for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

He is very kind & knowledgeable. Thankful for the few sessions I had.

Written by M.I. on May 13, 2021 after therapy with Peter for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

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.