Joyce Pearlman,LMSW, LCSW

Joyce Pearlman,LMSW, LCSW

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a certified professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 6801001133
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Hendrie Blvd
Huntington Woods, Michigan 48070

My Approach to Helping

I specialize in womens' issues and am familiar with the struggles and issues of gay and lesbian individuals. I work well with adolescents who have social phobias. I have been in practice for over forty years and have worked successfully with both adolescents and adults of all religions and races. I have experience with, and am comfortable with, helping people learn how to deal with and resolve issues of anger, as well as to develop self confidence and self esteem.

I teach individuals and couples constructive means of expression and of communicating feelings without criticism or anger.

I give parents tools to positively set limits with children and adolescents to avoid conflicts and acting out, oppositional behavior.

I help adolescents and adults to manage anger, anxiety and depression through cognitive and behavioral techniques.

I have experience in working with adolescents and adults with addictions, including alcohol, drugs and eating disorders.

More Info About My Practice

I offer a free telephone consultation of forty-five (45) minutes.

I will charge an adjustable fee based on need.

I accept some insurance programs.

I offer daytime and evening appointments during the week, as well as some Saturdays.

My Guiding Ethical Principles

In my opinion the purpose of psychotherapy is to remove the symptoms the person presents when he or she requests therapy. This is done by obtaining a personal history of both the symptoms as well as of the person's family relationships to gain an understanding of the reasons for the development of the problems. This "education of the self" is the most successful approach to symptom relief and lasting mental health.

My guiding ethical principles in my work as a therapist are to remain objective and non-judgmental at all times and ensure the confidentiality of the person I am working with.

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Women's issues - the conflict between career and marriage and parenting.
    LGBT issues.
    Early child development -- parenting advice.
    Social anxiety in adolescence.
    Anxiety Disorders. Clinical Depression. Relationship problems.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Journal Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic

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