Pat Pearson, MSSW, is an internationally-known author, speaker and psychotherapist with a passion for inspiring individuals to claim their own personal experience. A clinical therapist for over 30 years, Pat has authored four books, You Deserve the Best, Passion: Rekindling the Fire in Your Heart, Stop Self Sabotage and Party with a Purpose. Pat has been a featured speaker for IBM, American Airlines, Travelers Insurance, Mary Kay Cosmetics and Century 21. She is currently involved in writing a new musical called "Therapy: The Musical". Pat was recently featured on Access Hollywood, ABC, NBC and NPR speaking about her newest book, Stop Self Sabotage. Pat lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, Steve and dog, Guinness. She is a mother to five children and a Nana to six others. Pat moved to Austin to be closer to her grandson Brayden, whose last question to her was, "Nana, why don't dogs wear underpants?!" A little know fact about Pat, she was a Ping Pong Champion in college.