• 434-971-4747
  • 100 East South Street, Suite 5, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Lester Pearlstein, PhD

Lester Pearlstein

Dr. Lester Pearlstein is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and one of the founding members of Charlottesville Psychological Associates since 1979. He graduated from Penn State University with a Ph.D. in 1976, where his research interest was on changing parenting attitudes and behaviors. Prior to joining Charlottesville Psychological Associates, Dr. Pearlstein was a Psychologist in the Counseling Psychological Service Centers at the University of Virginia and at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Pearlstein also taught a Psychotherapy course for a number of years in the Clinical Psychology Department at the University of Virginia.

Dr. Pearlstein primarily treats adults and couples in his clinical practice. Generally clients who seek help from Dr. Pearlstein are suffering from:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety, including, but not limited to, obsessive-compulsive disorder and panic disorder
  • Loss and grief reaction
  • Reaction to stressful life situations
  • Psychological difficulties related to physical illness
  • Dealing with recovery from substance abuse or dependence
  • Dealing with a difficult family member
  • Coping with the problems of aging.

Couples typically seek Dr. Pearlstein's help when there is:

  • A communication gap
  • Loss of feeling or lack of emotional or physical intimacy
  • Excessive hurt and anger
  • Dealing with the effects of an affair
  • Child-rearing difficulties
  • Stressors related to financial difficulties and differences; and
  • A general inability to get along or share life experiences.

To inquire about services or schedule an initial appointment, please contact me:

  434-971-4747 (ext. 107)


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