Christine Pearston, PsyD

Licensed Psychologist

Christine Pearston

Dr. Pearston is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with experience providing therapy and assessment to children, teens and young adults in a variety of settings. In her clinical work, she strives to provide a safe, understanding and collaborative environment for clients and families to meet their goals. Dr. Pearston is a generalist who feels comfortable treating a wide range of mental health concerns, but has a special interest in working with teens who are struggling with anxiety, depression or coping with a traumatic experience. She also has experience in behavioral medicine, helping teens cope with medical conditions such as diabetes, eating disorders and chronic pain.  Her assessment expertise includes psychodiagnostic testing for complex mental health presentations, and psychoeducational testing for gifted and twice exceptional youth.

An east coast native, Dr. Pearston relocated to California in 2013 for her pre-doctoral internship training at Monterey County Children’s Behavioral Health. She subsequently completed her postdoctoral residency at Kaiser Permanente, South Bay Consortium.


  • PsyD, School-Clinical Child Psychology, Pace University
  • MSEd, School Psychology, Pace University
  • MA, General Experimental Psychology: Applied Health Concentration, University of Hartford
  • BA, Psychology, University of Hartford


  • Licensed Psychologist, California Board of Psychology (PSY28606)


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