Michelle Pearce, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and Professor in the Graduate School at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, where she directs the Integrative Health and Wellness graduate certificate program. Dr. Pearce received her Ph.D. from Yale University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) at Duke University Medical Center and a second fellowship in Spirituality and Health at the Duke Center for Spirituality, Theology, and Health.
She is the author of the books “Night Bloomers: 12 Principles for Thriving in Adversity” and “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Christians with Depression: A Practical, Tool-Based Primer,” and coauthor of “Religion and Recovery from PTSD.” Dr. Pearce is also a board-certified health and wellness coach and is passionate about helping people achieve their wellness goals and live balanced, thriving lives. Her clinical and coaching practices focus on using the connection between mind, body, and spirit to improve health and transform through adversity.
In her spare time, she enjoys salsa dancing, hiking in the woods, and curling up with a good novel.