Postdoctoral FellowAnxiety Center
Dr. 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).
Dr. Pearsall 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. She completed additional doctoral training at various clinical settings, including inpatient, outpatient, and intensive outpatient locations.
Dr. Pearsall’s doctoral research focused on the examination of mental health correlates of child maltreatment and intimate partner violence. Specifically, her research examined the relationship between PTSD, depression, and self-compassion levels associated with particular victimization subtypes.
Dr. Pearsall 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.
Dr. Pearsall is a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA). She is also a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF), and Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS). She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Washington.