Leslie Epstein Pearson
Leslie Epstein Pearson is a licensed clinical social worker and family therapist for over three decades. She recently left The Jewish Board, a large mental health agency in New York City where she ran a consultation program called Learning Resource Network (LRN). At LRN parents and professionals called her with questions about learning and child development as well as referrals to resources. This is where the idea for a consultation practice was born. After speaking with parents for almost 15 years at The Jewish Board and seeing the benefit of consultation and referral, Leslie decided to launch a private practice focused on transitions. She is an expert in the world of disabilities having parented a developmentally disabled child into adulthood where he is now able to live an independent life with minimal supports. Leslie jokes that he lives the life of a homemaker. He cooks, cleans, shops, does laundry, food shops, socializes, volunteers and has a part-time paid job. Leslie is also a member of the sandwich generation with an understanding of what it means to children to adulthood, sustain a marriage successfully and strategize and create a plan for aging parents.