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10 Questions with Dr. Lena Pearlman LCSW

Dr. Lena Pearlman, LCSW, St. Louis Mental Health

Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Clinical Director of Dr. Lena Pearlman & Associates

Dr. Lena Pearlman holds a Masters of Social Work (MSW) 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 20 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. Dr. 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. Dr. Pearlman is the author & creator of Stay Here: Your Personal Journal To Staying Present, Mindful & Grateful Every Day.

As you can imagine, Dr. Lena Pearlman & Associates would not quite be the same without Dr. Lena Pearlman! In between sessions, I sat down with her to ask ten incredibly important questions 🙂

1.) If you could travel anywhere, where would you want to go? Why?

I would say Russia because it’s where I’m from. I moved to the United States when I was 6, but I do still speak Russian fluently.

2.) What was your dream job as a kid?

Definitely wanted to be an FBI agent.

3.) What is your favorite movie?

Dirty Dancing!

4.) If you could have any superpower, what would it be? 

I would say the ability to heal. Second, the ability to fly.

5.) Favorite ice-cream flavor?

Coffee. Vanilla is a close second.

6.) Favorite musician?

Bryan Adams, 100%.

7.) Hidden talent?

I can rock climb pretty well! Haven’t done it in a while, but it’s something I really enjoy doing.

8.) Favorite subject in school?

Definitely not math. I’d say history.

9.) What TV show did you most recently binge-watch?

Dexter. Absolutely love it, and I’m super excited that the show has been brought back.

10.) If you could compete in any Olympic sport, which sport would you compete in?

Gymnastics. Most people don’t know, but I was a gymnast for nearly a decade.

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