L.s.  Pearce

L.s. Pearce


Academy of Clinical Social Workers, ACSW Master of Social Work, MSW
California Accepting Online
Updated May 27, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Race & cultural identity
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma
  • Mood disorders
  • Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink

Professional statement

L.S. Pearce (she/her, and goes by "Pearce") is a California-based therapist specializing in serving intersectional, BIPOC, and multi-cultural identities and the LGBTQ+ community. A musician and writer in her spare time, Pearce also frequently attracts clients who are creatives, and attempting to navigate work/life balance, blocks, or the creative process.

Pearce has nearly 15 years of work experience in parallel social service fields, such as homeless shelters, supportive housing for people struggling with substance-addiction and mental illness, and youth psychological services. She also has several years of experience in volunteerism and activism in support of marginalized communities. Currently, in addition to practicing therapy, she has created and presented educational and skills-training workshops to other therapists regarding anti-racism and secondary trauma, as well as working with nonprofit organizations on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives and conflict resolution workshops. Pearce believes that therapy is inherently political because life is political, and offers her clients individual and couples therapy through a nuanced, class-conscious, and anti-oppression lens.

Pearce's approach to therapy is nonjudgmental, warm, and at times humorous. Humor is, after all, a coping skill that can sometimes take the sting out of our own trauma or the incessant jabbering of our own internal critic. She often uses somatic techniques to bring clients into awareness of their own emotions and needs, and relies on the strong rapport she builds with clients to attune to their inner process in session. In this way, she helps clients elucidate the intangible parts of self on the fringes of their known inner universe, integrating those hidden parts for healing or the client's awareness and personal development.

Currently, Pearce offers remote sessions to anyone within the state of California.

Message to clients

Congratulations on taking a step towards wellness!

We live in a society that pushes individualism to a toxic extreme, making it hard to ask for support. This toxic individualism alone contributes to many of society's woes, such as loneliness, substance abuse, and unmitigated stress, not to mention the greed that is currently dashing our planet to bits. But the truth is that people are meant to exist and thrive in community with others! We are meant to support each other and heal with each other. Frequently, health-- and also sanity-- means breaking away from the herd as it runs toward a cliff and going your own way.

If you're seeking a therapist, that means that some part of you is ready for and looking to begin that journey. Maybe you've had some serious trauma you'd like to resolve, or a lifelong struggle with self-esteem that has dimmed the joy in your life. Perhaps you're processing grief, soon to emerge transformed as a phoenix on the other side. Whatever your journey, your ideal therapist is out there waiting to connect with you, and is honored to be able to assist your process of growth and healing. My hope for you is that you find the person you feel instantly at home with, like a favorite aunt or an old friend, and that that person can help guide you home to yourself.


LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood

Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink - Exploring one’s values in and beliefs about relationships; practicing boundary-setting, conflict resolution, and romantic or sexual relationship bonding with partners


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


L.s. Pearce is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $30 - $150


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9AM- 7PM
  • Tue 9AM-7PM
  • Wed 9AM-7PM
  • Thu 9AM-7PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

True North Counseling , Therapist , 2021 - Present
Your Healing Begins Here, Therapist, 2020 - 2021
Prospect Therapy , Therapist , 2019 - 2020

PESI , Certified Clinical Trauma Professional , 2021
University of Georgia School of Social Work , MSW, 2019
The Evergreen State College, Creative Nonfiction (Writing) , 2012


California: ACSW89615