Sara Pearlman has 20 years' NHS experience as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, predominantly working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services settings. For the past five years, she has been the sub-team lead for a busy London CAMHS Learning Disability Service.
Sara is now working as a freelance practitioner and offers comprehensive psychological assessment (including neuropsychological testing), and evidence-based psychological interventions. She works with children, young people and families, and their wider professional network, providing assessment and intervention for a range of complex mental health and/or neuro-developmental difficulties that present across home, school and community settings, including: Anxiety Disorders such as panic, phobias, PTSD and OCD; Depression; relationship difficulties; challenging behaviours; Autism; ADHD; and adjustment to health problems. Her additional training includes: Mental Health First Aid instructor; Triple P provider; and ADOS 2.
Sara offers a culturally sensitive service and specifically works within the Orthodox Jewish community, supporting families and schools to overcome barriers to accessing services such as CAMHS and Social Care.
Sara offers consultation and training to education, health and social care staff to facilitate their understanding and response to young people with complex presentations of a mental health diagnosis and/or neuro-developmental, learning or additional health needs.