Pearlman & Associates

655 Craig Road
St. Louis, MO 63141

Monday – Saturday

Our Team

Dr. Lena Pearlman, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Clinical Director

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.

Dr. Bryan Pearlman, EdD, LMSW

Life Change Specialist, Mental Performance Coach, Educator & Mediator

Dr. Bryan Pearlman holds a Doctorate of Education (EdD) from Maryville University, a Master’s of Social Work (MSW) from Louisiana State University, a Master’s of Education (MA) from Lindenwood University, and a Bachelor’s of Education (BA) from University of Missouri. He is a former school principal & teacher, a keynote speaker, and an adjunct professor of education psychology. Bryan is the author of three books: From Struggles To Successes: A Handbook For Parents & Educators,  Maslow Before Bloom: Basic Human Needs Before Academics and Whatever It Takes For All Students To Succeed In School and Life. He is also the co-founder and a board member of the mental health non-profit Distinguished School of Mental Health & Wellness. Bryan utilizes a customized approach to helping people to become the best version of themselves by focusing on the client’s present state and where the client wants to go in the future. This approach includes: goal setting, mentoring, skill building, coping strategies, coaching, educating, and communicating. Bryan works with children, teens, adults, couples, and families to progress in their day-to-day lives, school, careers, and relationships with a focus on achieving balance. His approach features specific targeted action resulting in a positive change. Bryan also works with competitive athletes on mental performance. He is certified by the Missouri & Illinois Supreme Court to provide conflict resolution services for divorce, parenting, and other civil matters. He was recently recognized as a 2024 Top 30 Global Guru as a speaker, trainer and thought leader.

Rebecca Dougherty, LCSW, C-MHIMP 

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Rebecca holds a Masters Degree (MSW) from Washington University’s Brown School and is a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider.  Rebecca has been in the field of Social Work for over 20 years and has shares her time in medical and academic settings. She works with children, teens, adults, couples, and families. Her areas of focus include: working with academic and medical professionals, physician residents, first responders, as well as patients and caregivers who are actively experiencing a chronic illness or acute medical crisis.  She uses a variety of evidenced based theoretical treatment approaches that incorporates the client’s own inner strengths and resiliency into real life solutions.  Rebecca’s areas of practice and intervention include: integrative medicine, crisis intervention, stress mitigation, coping with a chronic illness, and adjusting to life stages and stressors, including loss. She is an adjunct faculty member at Washington University’s Brown School of Social Work and provides post masters supervision for licensure candidates. She is also the mental health specialist for the Missouri Disaster Medical Assistance Team (MO-1 DMAT), and the Regional Critical Incident Stress Management Team; and uses her crisis intervention, emergency preparedness and debriefing skills in the academic and clinical environments.

Samantha Pearlman, LMSW

Licensed Master Social Worker

Hello! My name is Samantha Pearlman. I am a licensed master social worker (LMSW), I’m passionate about helping kids and adolescents lead happier, healthier lives. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, behavior concerns, peer relations, or just need support navigating the challenges of growing up, I’m here to help. Taking the step to begin therapy is a brave choice, and I provide a safe, non-judgmental space where you can feel comfortable exploring your concerns. I believe in the power of collaboration, and together, we’ll work towards achieving your goals and overcoming obstacles. In our sessions, you can expect a professional yet fun approach to therapy. I understand the importance of building trust and empathy, and I strive to create a supportive environment where you can be your authentic self. The past few years have been tough for many people, but I’m here to remind you that positive change is possible. Whether you’re struggling with disruptive thoughts, challenging relationships, or anxiety, I’m here to help you navigate life’s ups and downs. If you’re ready to take the next step, I’m here to support you every step of the way. Feel free to reach out with any questions or to schedule a session – I offer both virtual and in-person appointments.

Precious, Office Coordinator

Precious holds an Associate Degree from Saint Louis Community College. Since a young age, Precious has had a passion for helping and listening to others. Whether it is a listening ear or helping hand she has always been there. Precious’s experiences have given her a wealth of knowledge in managing an office with a focus on providing top quality customer service. It is her desire to provide excellent care for not only her colleagues but all of the individuals who enter the office.