LuAnn Pierce, LCSW


  • Licensed clinical social worker with decades of experience in the mental health field
  • Therapist, coach, trainer, writer, and program developer
  • Has helped hundreds of people with mental health conditions


LuAnn Pierce, LCSW, is a former writer for Verywell Mind covering OCD. She is a licensed clinical social worker who has worked in the field of mental health and human services for over 25 years. During that time, Pierce has worked as an outpatient mental health therapist, coach, trainer, writer and program developer.

LuAnn has experience with children and adolescents, families, couples and adults. She has been writing about mental health, growth and development, relationships and parenting since the mid 1990s. Throughout her career, Pierce has worked with hundreds of people who struggle with mental health conditions, including OCD and OCPD.   


LuAnn has a BA and MSW from University of South Carolina, Columbia. She is licensed as a clinical social worker in Colorado and Wyoming. 

Pierce utilizes a variety of therapeutic techniques in her pracice, including mindfulness and other forms of meditation, CBT, REBT and DBT. She primarily spends her time now writing and providing online therapy and coaching. Pierce also offers training, individual and group therapy and care management for caregivers and clients of the National MS Society.

A Word From LuAnn Pierce, LCSW

Mental health and physical health are inseparable. With progress in the field of neuroscience and brain health, we are beginning to better understand this relationship. Much of our mental health as adults is tied to early childhood experiences, traumatic events, health and nutrition. Join us here as we explore these connections, and learn ways to manage anxiety and other issues affecting OCD and OCPD.

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