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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

32yrs in practice

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

License information

PA LCSW CW013081

ND LCSW 6411

CA LCSW 26699

Reviews

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.

I find Peter to be a very responsive therapist. He has great insight as to my issues and is really helping me handle my grief. His questions to me help me see just how I am affected by my 'new' normal and that it's OK to not be ok. I always feel better after our sessions. Thank you.

Written on Feb 02, 2023 after therapy with Peter for 2 months on issues concerning grief

Very good experience with Peter.

Written on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with Peter for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management

Helpful and insightful

Written on Oct 18, 2022 after therapy with Peter for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Peter is a great listener and I appreciate his very thoughtful responses to what I say.

Written on Sep 06, 2022 after therapy with Peter for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger management

Peter is the one if you need direct, open feedback about a difficult situation. He's particularly good at helping you navigate interpersonal issues at work. He is intuitive, compassionate, creative, and actually weighs in. I can't recommend highly enough.

Written on May 06, 2022 after therapy with Peter for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

Peter was absolutely fantastic, kind and insightful who would provide action steps if I asked, but also a great guide if I just needed to reflect. I told my partner he felt like the kindly dad I never had with sage advice and a twinkle in his eye!

Written on Mar 30, 2022 after therapy with Peter for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes