Dr. Pierce is a licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY23470) with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and a doctorate from N.Y.U. Dental School. He completed his Psychology Internship and a two-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Wright Institute in Los Angeles. At the Institute, he led the CBT Group in the Eating Disorder Program.
Dr. Pierce holds a position as Lecturer in the Department of Public Health at UCLA Dental School. He teaches Behavioral Science and Cognitive Therapy techniques to doctoral students.
In private practice, he treats individuals as well as couples and has expertise in treating anxiety disorders (e.g., panic attacks, phobias, OCD). He also has wide experience working with LGBT issues, depression, relationship concerns, sexual addiction, HIV and eating disorders.
Dr. Pierce’s approach is primarily cognitive behavioral (evidence-based therapy); the treatment is individualized and in many cases, short-term (3-6 months). His work focuses on present day concerns, eliminating self-defeating behaviors, helping his patients decrease stress and lead more emotionally satisfying lives.