Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Missouri
Dr. Lena Pearlman holds a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Social Work as well as a Doctorate degree in Holistic Natural Health.
She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Missouri. Lena has been a practicing social worker for over 15 years. In addition to working privately, Lena has worked with children and adults in various settings including in-patient and out-patient hospitals, sub-acute rehabilitation centers, forensic treatment centers, and is considered an expert witness within the legal system. She has had extensive experience helping individuals cope with acute, terminal, and chronic medical problems.
Lena Pearlman is a member of the Missouri Society of Clinical Social Work, the Employee Assistance Professionals Association, and the National Organization of Forensic Social Workers
It is a strength and sign of resilience to acknowledge anything that may be interfering with our happiness. We all have the capacity to make positive changes that improve the quality of our lives. The process requires an openness to examining habitual patterns of thought, feeling, and behavior that – while once adaptive – may now be limiting growth, hindering relationships, and causing anxiety or depression.
If you have gone through or are going through a painful break up, if you are feeling misunderstood, if you find it difficult to relax and enjoy life, or if you are at a crossroads, you have just taken the first step in healing and improving your life.
I want to be there with you as you embark on this journey of self-empowerment, awareness and growth. Each individual’s motivation for therapy is unique, I believe the foundation of all successful therapy is a genuine, collaborative relationship between therapist and client. Beginning therapy can be an overwhelming experience. I want you to know that I approach my practice with warmth, empathy, and respect.
My first priority is to create an environment of safety and trust so you can overcome, heal, and grow.
As we work together, we will explore your past and present identifying patterns and their roots while finding new, more adaptive ways of thinking and coping. You will process and experience your feelings in a safe environment so that they do not hold you back any longer.
You will have more understanding of yourself and your emotions. Your confidence, your relationships, and your life will improve.