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Archive: March 2022

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 »

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 »

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 Is Mental Health?

Posted on January 6, 2022

The CDC describes mental health as, “Our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood”. The World Health Organization says, Continue Reading »

10 Questions with Dr. Lena Pearlman LCSW

Posted on December 2, 2021

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 Continue Reading »

Suicide: Risk Factors, Warning Signs, Protective Factors, and Resources

Posted on November 29, 2021

CDC says that, “In 2019, 12 million American adults seriously thought about suicide, 3.5 million made a plan, and 1.4 million attempted suicide”. According to the American Psychiatric Association, suicide is, “The 10th leading cause of death in the United States and the second leading cause of death (after accidents) for people aged 10 to Continue Reading »

Excited to be Attending the Parkway School District “Risky Behaviors” Conference Tonight

Posted on March 2, 2016

We will be a part of the Parkway School District “Risky Behaviors” conference tonight. This event is an educational opportunity for parents to learn about challenges and problems that teens encounter – drugs, self-harm and cyber-safety. The event is at Parkway Central Middle School in Chesterfield, MO tonight from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. More Continue Reading »