Welcome to Pearlman Therapy, LLC. My goal is to provide you with a safe space to heal from painful life experiences and help you move towards your goals. I work with adults ages 18+ struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, life transitions, chronic health conditions, and relational challenges. As a psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience, I use a warm, empathic and person-centered approach. I will help you access your strengths, develop effective strategies for coping with distress, and identify manageable steps to achieve your desired outcomes.
Evidence-based therapies offered: I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help clients untangle disruptive thoughts and behaviors, and learn more adaptive ways of approaching stressful life situations. I teach clients Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) strategies to help them increase their tolerance of emotional states. I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is a special type of therapy that helps people access their innate ability to heal from traumas such as loss, abuse or neglect. I am licensed in MD, DC and VA. As a certified clinical supervisor I have many years of experience supervising clinicians who are working towards advanced clinical licensure.