Postdoctoral Fellow

Anxiety Center


Chelsea Pearsall is a postdoctoral fellow in the Anxiety Center at EBTCS. She provides evidence-based psychotherapy that addresses a range of concerns in a compassionate and holistic manner with an emphasis on effective behavior change. She works with clients presenting with a variety of anxiety and mood disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, specific phobias, social anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and major depressive disorder (MDD).


Chelsea completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at Central Washington University where she also went on to complete a master’s in experimental psychology with a specialization in applied behavior analysis (ABA). She worked as a behavior analyst in a range of settings before pursuing her doctorate in clinical psychology at William Paterson University. Her predoctoral clinical training was completed at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, WA. Chelsea completed additional doctoral training at various clinical settings, including inpatient, outpatient, and intensive outpatient locations.  


Chelsea’s doctoral research focused on the examination of mental health correlates of child maltreatment and intimate partner violence. Specifically, Chelsea’s research examined the relationship between PTSD, depression, and self-compassion levels associated with particular victimization subtypes. 


Chelsea has significant training in providing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety and mood disorders. She has extensive training in exposure and response prevention (ERP) for OCD, prolonged exposure (PE) for PTSD, along with motivational interviewing (MI), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for a range of diagnoses. 


Chelsea is a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA). She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), the International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF), and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS).