Emily Perlman, LCPC, BCB, SMC-C

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Biofeedback Therapist

De-Stress Yourself, LLC

I use a combination of psychotherapy and biofeedback which allows me to help people regulate their emotions both mentally and physically.

Olney, MD
Virtual Sessions

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License, Credentials & Experience

Emily has been helping people for 23 years
Certified Stress Management Coach
The American Institute of Healthcare Professionals
The American Counseling Association
American Counseling Association
Masters in Mental Health Counseling
Walden University
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
State of Maryland , #LC6640
Certified Biofeedback Therapist
Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA)

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Initial consultation
Free initial consultation.
15 Minutes   •   FREE

Intake
In-depth interview to learn history and specific needs of client. This step is necessary before starting biofeedback and/or psychotherapy sessions.
60 Minutes   •   $200

Biofeedback
Using computer-aided technology, clients learn how to regulate emotions and better manage challenges such as stress, anxiety, chronic pain, and hypertension.
45 Minutes   •   $150

Endorsements

Anxiety
Insomnia
Chronic Pain

Practice Locations & Hours


Exact location provided after booking.
Olney
Olney MD 20832, United States
Wed: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Learn More About Emily Perlman, LCPC, BCB, SMC-C

About me

I am a licensed psychotherapist in the state of Maryland as well as a certified biofeedback therapist and certified stress management therapist. I began my 35-year career working in the field of mental health at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and at George Washington University. Twenty years ago I incorporated biofeedback into my practice and have since expanded my areas of expertise to include heart rate variability biofeedback for pain management and stress-related illnesses. I am skilled at applying evidence-based practice to offer biofeedback and psychotherapy services. My aim is to help clients develop their abilities to self-regulate and be in charge of their physical and emotional responses. I use a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, and mindfulness-based stress management counseling.

I completed two Master of Science degrees: one from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the other in mental health counseling from Walden University. I am a published author and was a principal neurofeedback therapist in the Rush Presbyterian-St Luke’s Medical Center study on fibromyalgia.

My Philosophy of Care

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MBCT) and Biofeedback are amazing tools in combination. MBCT creates a framework to help us interrupt habitual reactions and to respond more thoughtfully and intentionally. Biofeedback allows us to look inside our bodies and learn to change our physiology and, as a result, our reactions.

What You Can Expect On Your First Visit

Through a video call, we go over client history, stress management education, and biofeedback, if indicated. The first session is important for establishing fit and comfort between the client and me, as well as introducing some basic coping skills. I feel it's important for a client to experience some techniques of self-management from the very first session.

My Inspiration

I knew from a very young age that I wanted to help people. Becoming a psychotherapist was a natural fit and when I discovered biofeedback it opened a new world to me. I realized that using very simple techniques, people could feel better very quickly.


Practice Details

Insurance accepted
Out of Network
Works with
Individuals
Ages works with
Teenagers
Adults
Seniors
Languages
English

Questions & Answers

Emily Perlman, LCPC, BCB, SMC-C Answers
You can incorporate mindfulness through small activities and approaches. Brush your teeth while paying attention only to that (ie: smell, taste, feel of the brush). Start a meal with two mindful bites of food noticing texture, color, the feel in your mouth. Find small things that you do during the course of the day and do them intentionally, keeping you in the moment. I call these moments "mindful resets".
Emily Perlman, LCPC, BCB, SMC-C Answers
Great question. Most people do not have negative effects from meditation. However, there are some, particularly who have suffered abuse or trauma, who may experience more anxiety or (in the extreme) may de-personalize. I have worked with people who have suffered trauma and abuse and have helped them safely learn to meditate.
Emily Perlman, LCPC, BCB, SMC-C Answers
EFT can definitely be helpful with test-taking anxiety. It's a useful coping technique and it also helps to decrease the body's reactivity to the stressor. The different steps of EFT help the hemispheres of the brain to communicate more easily which decreases the anxiety and promotes clarity.





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