The 2016 year has already been a very busy one for the team at Dr. Lena Pearlman & Associates, a mental health therapy practice in St. Louis. The team has educated, trained and provided resources to almost 1,000 educators and parents in St. Louis county, St. Charles county and St. Louis city.
Each week therapists make time in their busy schedules between therapy appointments to participate in mental health and school related trainings in the region. The topics range from working with children who have encountered trauma, to school and text anxiety, to depression, to behavior and conduct issues, to peer related challenges, to family and home, and other mental health related items. In addition, the team has hosted several trainings in their Creve Coeur clinic. A recent training entitled, “I’m Sad, Mad & Traumatized… And You Still Want Me To Learn”, was attended by a large group of area school counselors and administrators.
Dr. Lena Pearlman shares why the practice is so committed to running trainings for schools and families, “I worked for agencies and organizations for almost 20 years before I started Dr. Lena Pearlman & Associates in 2014. When I worked for others, it made it very difficult for me to carve out time to get out into the community and do grassroots efforts for children and families. I promised myself that when I was able, I would make it a priority to help as many people as I could. It is an honor and privilege to be invited into the school and the community.”
Her husband, Dr. Bryan Pearlman, is the lone educator on the team. His motivation for co-leading the trainings is very similar, “I retired young as a school principal and teacher. This enabled me to dig deeper and help more children and families in ways that were very difficult to accomplish as a principal. Almost daily, I encountered kids and families that were struggling with stress, depression, anxiety and other family issues. It was very hard to get to any significant depth in helping with these issues, except for providing a referral. I now have the ability to travel the region to provide resources to hundreds if not thousands of counselors, principals, teachers and families. The impact so far has been so much bigger and better than I anticipated.”
The team is planning to provide more training over the summer and into the fall.
For more information, please contact Dr. Lena Pearlman & Associates by phone at: 314-942-1147 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The practice is online at: www.STLmentalhealth.com.
Dr. Lena Pearlman & Associates is a mental health therapy practice and clinic in Creve Coeur, Missouri. The team of five therapists specialize in stress, depression, anxiety, relationships, and other mental health related issues. The practice sees kids, teens, adults, couples and families.