Michael Pearson of South Bay Therapy was born and raised in Southern California. He grew up in Pacific Palisades, which is near Santa Monica. Michael spent a lot of his youth skateboarding and surfing. He was a teen in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. He had many wild and exciting (and stupid and dangerous) experiences as an adolescent and wrote a book about it called “One Step Beyond: A Teenage Odyssey in 1980s Los Angeles.” Some of the challenges he experienced inspired him to work as a therapist. Michael finds fulfillment in helping people navigate and overcome difficulties in their lives.

During his training, he worked with seriously emotionally disturbed adolescents, was Admissions Director at that inpatient program, and worked on their management team. He worked with adults at an L.A. County Department of Mental Health clinic.

He is now working primarily in private practice and serving adults, couples, teens and families of the South Bay.

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