Jesse Pearlstein, LCSW

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Jesse Pearlstein, LCSW

Jesse is a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years experience working with children, youth, and adults in a variety of settings including, outpatient, intensive in-home, school based, and residential. Jesse received his BS in psychology from James Madison University and his masters in Social Work from VCU. A former Peacecorps Volunteer, Jesse enjoys employing a multicultural lens in therapy, working from the perspective of coming from where the client is at.

Jesse’s areas of clinical interest include working with high functioning individuals who may be on the autism spectrum or diagnosed with other learning disabilities such as ADHD, assisting them with developing problem solving techniques and coping strategies. Jesse also has experience working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma, using a strengths-based perspective to empower clients in their treatment. Treatment interventions may include cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, somatic experiencing, mindfulness, and expressive based interventions, depending on the needs of the individual.

Jesse views therapy as a form of partnership and takes a collaborative, person centered approach working together in a supportive environment. Through use of humor and a non-judgmental approach Jesse assists clients with identifying and developing their strengths, empowering them in their healing process. Jesse believes that within each individual there is remarkable resiliency that we can tap into in order to support those on their healing journey.


  • Autism
  • Children with behavioral disorders
  • Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Bipolar
  • Mindfulness and Somatic Experiencing
  • Coping skills to improve emotional regulation
  • Grief and Loss
  • Working with young adults on life transitions


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Masters degree in Social Work from VCU
  • Former Peace Corps Volunteer
  • Experience working with children with autism and behavioral disorders