St. Louis Therapy Practice Adds Four New Therapists and Opens Mental Health Clinic
Dr. Lena Pearlman & Associates (www.STLmentalhealth.com) expanded by adding four new licensed therapists to the practice and opens a clinic at 655 Craig Road in Creve Coeur:
Debra Johnson is a licensed clinical social worker with a part-time practice in the St. Louis area. She has been a social worker for 35 years and comes with a unique and versatile background. Debra uses a client-centered approach to focus on the needs of the person. She is able to help with a gamut of concerns including: Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management, Parenting issues, and Work related conflicts, to name a few. She specializes in crisis intervention and utilizes an eclectic range of modalities for treatment. She is able to work with individuals, couples, families, adolescents and children. Her approach involves partnering with clients to help them more effectively meet their needs and ascertain intentional goals.
Daniel Leeman attended Valparaiso University studying Psychology and Criminology and later went on to attain a Masters in Social Work. Daniel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has experience working with at-risk children, adults, parents, and families in an inpatient and outpatient setting. An effective therapist, Daniel can help with anxiety, depression, family issues, post-traumatic stress, and schizophrenia. Like Lena, Daniel has worked with adults in a forensic setting, Fulton State Hospital, and has a special knowledge of the Criminal Justice System. Daniel wishes to understand his client’s story and with them, come to a deep understanding of experiences, emotions, relationships, spirituality, and the sometimes irrational mind; the goal being to reach peace, harmony, and to attain the fullest potential each of these things has to offer.
Jason Stahnke is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has helped adults in a variety of settings over the last fifteen years. Jason received his Bachelors in Social Work (BSW) in 2002 in Denver, Colorado where he worked with two-parent families focusing on improving their family stability while attaining financial self-sufficiency. Jason then worked with families and their loved ones who experienced a developmental disability through Positive Behavior Support and Applied Behavioral Analysis techniques. Earning his Masters in Social Work (MSW) in 2009 from the University of Missouri, St. Louis, Jason has spent the last 9 years training those in the Human Services field about a variety of topics based on a broad spectrum of theories all focused on improving patient care and treatment. Additionally, Jason has spent several semesters as an adjunct faculty member lecturing at the Community College level. Jason is a proven motivator, a helper who is open-minded and non-judgmental. Creating a safe place where everyone can feel comfortable to share, at their pace while better tailoring each individual’s therapeutic experience and how together we can achieve that is what he prides himself in most.
Tracey White is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her Masters of Social Work (MSW) from Washington University in St. Louis. Tracey has over 14 years in the field of social services. She enjoys helping the underserved.