Michelle J. Pearce, Ph.D.
Ph.D., Yale University
Michelle J. Pearce, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Duke University Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Pearce received her Ph.D. from Yale University, after completing an internship in medical psychology at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Pearce specializes in research on religion/spirituality and health, forms and expressions of spiritual coping, oncology and caregiving at the end of life, and the integration of spirituality into the practice of psychotherapy. She is currently conducting research to identify spiritual needs among end of life cancer patients at Duke Medical Center with the goal of improving patient care and quality of life.
Clinically, Dr. Pearce is a provisionally licensed clinical psychologist in North Carolina who is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), behavioral medicine, and mindfulness and mind-body medicine. Dr. Pearce works with clients dealing with a number of different emotional and behavioral issues, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, chronic pain, and existential-related distress. Dr. Pearce is currently developing outpatient services at the Duke CBRTP for medical and psychiatric patients and informal caregivers who are coping with the stress of medical illness. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 684-6182.