Sheri Perlman has been practicing therapy for over 30 years. She graduated from Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy and New York University with a Masters of Social Work.
Ms. Perlman has four years of post-masters institute training in psychotherapy with children, adolescents and parents. She also has training at a psychotherapy institute for adults. Ms. Perlman works psychodynamically, cognitive behaviorally and with hypnosis.
As a dually licensed therapist, Ms. Perlman has a unique perspective on the vulnerability of the mind and body as well as its enormous capacity for growth, recovery and change.
Ms. Perlman works very successfully with children and teenagers with sensory and language issues, ADD, Non-Verbal Learning Disorders, language based learning disabilities, and spectrum disorders who present with aggression, tantrums, dysregulation and other social and behavioral challenges. She also works with typically developing children and adolescents who have challenging siblings, whose parents are divorcing, who are medically fragile, and for other unknown reasons present with difficulties that are perplexing and would render most parents helpless. Parenting work is one of Ms. Perlman’s areas of expertise. She also works with mothers and infants.
As adults, our lives become increasingly complicated. Ms. Perlman works collaboratively to identify patterns that cause pain and anxiety in order to improve communication and relationships and life choices. Symptoms such as chronic pain, pelvic floor issues, migraines, fatigue, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, addictions and eating issues can be explored and healed though a therapeutic relationship which will lead to a more stable sense of self for more meaningful work, relationships and love. Ms Perlman also works with people who are going through a difficult life transition such as divorce or bereavement.