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St. Louis, MO 63141

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St Louis Counseling – What Can Counseling Do For You?

St Louis Counseling – What Can Counseling Do For You?

Posted on October 4, 2022

St Louis Counseling – Just a few years ago in 2018-19, around 40.2 million adults in the United States had received counseling or some form of mental health treatment. Now, with all of us living in a pandemic, amongst various other stressors, it is understandable as to why this number has continued to increase. There Continue Reading »

Ways To Take Care of Your Mental Health (Thinking Outside The Box)!

Posted on March 28, 2022

Dr. Lena Pearlman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Director at Dr. Lena Pearlman & Associates. In between sessions, I asked her: What are some creative ways to take care of mental health? Build! Buy some wood and build something, like a birdhouse. It takes all of your thought process and brain power. Continue Reading »

Celebrities That Advocate for Mental Health Awareness

Posted on March 24, 2022

“If we start being honest about our pain, our anger, and our shortcomings instead of pretending they don’t exist, then maybe we’ll leave the world a better place than we found it.” -Russell Wilson “What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” – Glenn Close In an article by Emerald Continue Reading »

How To Take Care Of Yourself In A Chaotic World

Posted on March 3, 2022

At times, such as now, this world can feel like a lot. For the past few years, we’ve lived in a pandemic. Looking abroad, but still very much impactful worldwide, the Ukraine-Russia war has been dominating the headlines. Throughout all these stressors, it is important to take care of yourself. Dr. Lena Pearlman, Licensed Clinical Continue Reading »

Take Care of Your Mental Health! But… How?

Posted on February 21, 2022

“Your mental health is a priority. Your happiness is essential. Your self-care is a necessity.” -HealthyPlace.com 5 Tips to Practice (MentalHealth.org.uk): Talk About Your Feelings Discussing how you feel with a loved one or therapist can be incredibly beneficial: “Talking about your feelings can help you stay in good mental health and deal with times when Continue Reading »

Exposure Therapy: What Is It?

Posted on February 14, 2022

Defining Exposure Therapy: A Psychological Treatment utilized to assist people in confronting their fears.  Rationale: “When people are fearful of something, they tend to avoid the feared objects, activities or situations. Although this avoidance might help reduce feelings of fear in the short term, over the long term it can make the fear become even worse.” Continue Reading »

Burnout: Definition, Causes, Signs, & What Should You Do When Experiencing It?

Posted on February 10, 2022

Defining Burnout (www.helpguide.org): “Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands.” What Causes Burnout? (webmd.com & mayoclinic.org) Unmanageable workloads Work-life imbalance Unfair treatment at work Lack of social support Confusing work responsibilities Lack of Continue Reading »

A Chat With School Based Therapist, Samantha Pearlman, LMSW! 

Posted on February 7, 2022

I came across this photo the other day. Take a look at it. This is a representation of how the pandemic has impacted children of all ages. Undoubtedly, this has affected their social, emotional, mental, and physical well-being. Looking at this photo, kindergartners, first graders, and second graders have never had a normal schooling experience. Continue Reading »

What Can Therapy Do For You?

Posted on January 28, 2022

Therapy has effectively helped millions of people. What, specifically, can therapy do for you? Retrieved from Healthline.com & Coe College 1.) Help improve communication skills 2.) Help you feel empowered 3.) Empower you to develop fresh insights about your life 4.) Learn how to make healthier choices 5.) Develop coping strategies to manage distress 6.) Continue Reading »

Anxiety: Symptoms, Interventions, & When To See A Mental Health Professional

Posted on January 27, 2022

Brief Overview: Anxiety can be thought of as, “A sense of uneasiness, nervousness, worry, fear, or dread of what’s about to happen or what might happen” (KidsHealth.org). Experiencing anxiety before and/or during a stressful event is normal – so many do. Symptoms (Mayo Clinic): Feeling nervous, restless or tense Having an increased heart rate Breathing Continue Reading »