Judith Perlman currently maintains a private practice in Highland Park, where she specializes in integral psychotherapy. Early in the 1970’s Judith was a certified yoga instructor while completing her university degree in psychology. She completed her graduate studies in 1980 and developed a psychotherapy practice that combined traditional western psychotherapeutic theories with Eastern philosophy and spiritual practices.
In 1991, after relocating to Chicago, Judith joined the Cancer Wellness Center in Northbrook, and re-established her private practice. In her 13 years as part of the Center’s clinical team, Judith facilitated support groups, conducted workshops for participants and professionals, and counseled individuals, couples and families. She was the first Coordinator of Professional Education, and she later researched, developed and conducted the Center’s first Spirituality and Healing Programs. Judith has also conducted traditional Yoga Nidra classes.
Judith received her B.A. in Psychology in 1978 and her MSW in Social Work in 1980 from Wayne State University, Detroit Michigan. She has had postgraduate training in hypnotherapy, marital and family therapy, Emotional Field Therapy, bereavement, end-of-life issues and the Conscious Aging movement. She has published several articles on forgiveness in Coping Magazine and Chicago Caregivers. Judith is part of the National Cancer Survivor’s Speakers Bureau. In 2011 and 2012 she gave presentations on Sexuality and Intimacy at the Breast Cancer Symposium at the Chicago Medical School. She has lectured and presented workshops on issues such as resiliency, spirituality, mindfulness meditation, enneagram and the science of happiness.
“I believe that every human being has the potential to experience a deep state of well-being, and a creative, meaningful life.”
Integral healing is a comprehensive and balanced approach that begins with the idea that everyone’s path to healing is completely unique.
It goes beyond integrative medicine and includes the impact of culture, environment, and society. It incorporates into psychotherapy, your unique cognitive, genetic, spiritual, emotional, and intuitive qualities as well as the current and past stage of consciousness of you, your family, society, and the world.
The integral approach is multidimensional and considers how all of these variables operate within the individual…then uses scientific wisdom from all cultures and disciplines to promote transformation.
Judith has a professional and personal understanding of what it means to face significant life adversity and to take an integral approach to personal transformation. When she was diagnosed with Stage III cancer, a close family member told her “you’ve talked the talk, now it’s time to walk the walk.” Judith has “walked the walk” with courage and compassion.
“My greatest joy is to inspire others to uncover their own hidden wisdom and potential to bring about healing and personal transformation.”