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. By the end of it, you’ll have a finished product and a cool accomplishment. Not interested in building? Get a large canvas and paint. Do anything that will get you a finished product at the end.
Bake – Baking requires focus, patience, and mindfulness. Pick a difficult recipe that you’ve never done.
Volunteer – for example, volunteer at a homeless shelters. Do things that do good, make you feel good, and help those around you.
Go Outside – Examples include a picnic or a nice walk. Go on a hike!
Dr. Lena Pearlman & Associates is a St Louis mental health therapy practice in Creve Coeur, Missouri. The practice has a team of mental health therapists who provide therapy and counseling services to kids, teens, adults, couples, and families. Dr. Lena Pearlman & Associates specializes in stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, and other mental health related issues and concerns. The practice can be reached by phone at: 314-942-1147, by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or on the web at: www.STLmentalhealth.com. The office is located at: 655 Craig Road, Suite 300, St. Louis, MO 63141.