Lynda Pearman, LPCC, is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with over 20 years of experience working with individuals and families in crisis. When a relationship connection or family is broken for a variety of reasons, this loss of connection is one of the most traumatic experiences of the human condition.
How does Lynda help her clients get their needs met so that they can love the life they lead?
Lynda uses years of specialized training in attachment theory which explains how early attachments form a road map for all future relationships to inform her work with individuals and families and their children and help with some of the following challenges:
- Grief and Loss due to relationship breakups, divorce and death.
- Relationship breakdowns and re-unification
- Stress and trauma including panic attacks and PTSD
- Parenting children of all ages
“I believe reading our life backwards helps us to find purpose and is one way we can heal. In my early careers, I pursued work that reflected my interest in nurturing others. From Interior Design in the health care field to running my own catering business, using food from my own garden; I found that I loved all things domestic. Throughout my adult life, I explored matters of the human condition in books and articles leading me to a career in counseling.
One of my first trainings was in Attachment Theory and the idea that we all form “road maps” for life at a very young age. These road maps shed light on how we react to situations that are difficult and help us to understand that we may be repeating behaviors that do not always serve us well. It is not that we are flawed or broken or that we can’t learn from mistakes. We learned early messages at such a deep level that we find ourselves in a negative feedback loop and lack the knowledge of how best to respond to life’s challenges. Then, we repeat the same patterns. Finding out about our personal road map is a worthy goal. Self-knowledge leads to self-acceptance and understanding that whereas we are imperfect, we have new information to act and behave in more thoughtful ways of being.”
Lynda earned her Bachelor’s in Science, completed graduate studies in Education for teaching at the Secondary Level, MA Equivalency and a Bachelor’s in Applied Science in Interior Design, all from the University of Louisville. She holds a Master of Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma and is licensed as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She has years of training in a variety of counseling modalities including Attachment theory, Cognitive behavioral theory, Emotionally Focused Therapy, EMDR, and has provided training in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. She is currently a counseling Supervisor for LPCA’s working towards licensure.