General Inquiries / Referrals
Phone: 425.877.3484


2310 130th Ave NE, Suite 203
Bellevue, WA 98005
Fax: 425.298.0457

1700 NW Gilman Blvd. Suite 205
Issaquah, WA 98027
Fax: 425.295.7637


Christy Brady Smith, PhD, MSW

(425) 209-8799 -

Christy Brady Smith earned her doctorate in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University in 2002, where she worked on numerous studies related to parenting, family relationships, and child development. After nearly two decades as a parent educator and school consultant, she earned her master’s degree in Clinical Social Work at University of Washington and completed internships at Wellspring Family Services and Cadence Child and Adolescent Therapy. As a researcher, Christy has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on parenting, child development, poverty, early intervention, and public policy. As an educator, Christy believes in empowering parents with knowledge that enables them to understand each developmental stage of their child’s life and the challenges that often emerge at those times. As a therapist, Christy uses evidence-based practice in her work with children and adolescents who may be experiencing anxiety, OCD, body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs like trichotillomania and excoriation), trouble with emotions or with friendships. Christy is trained in and practices evidence-based therapy for children and adolescents, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP). She is also trained in and practices numerous parent-focused treatments, including Kazdin’s Parent Management Training (PMT), Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE; foundational and advanced training for FTL and ARFID), Positive Discipline, and Gottman’s Bringing Baby Home.

What Dr. Brady Smith would like you to know about her:

It brings me great joy working with children, adolescents, and parents. As a mom of three teenagers, I understand the challenges of parenting and have a front row seat to what children and teens are facing right now. My job is to listen to you and learn about what is important to you and what is getting in the way of reaching your goals. Although therapy can be challenging, I bring fun and curiosity to our time together to create a nonjudgmental environment (either virtual or in person) where we work on your current challenges to create a more hopeful future.



  • PhD, 2002, Developmental Psychology, Columbia University
  • MSW, 2022, Clinical Social Work, University of Washington
  • BA, 1995, Psychology, Wheaton College


  • Foundational Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (Behavioral Tech)
  • Kazdin Parent Management Training (PMT)
  • SPACE: Supportive Parenting of Anxious Childhood Emotions, basic and advanced (FTL and ARFID)
  • Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents (UP-C/UP-A)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MUSC TF-CBT web2.0)
  • Virtual Professional Training for Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (TLC Foundation)
  • Selected publications:


  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA), WA State: MC61284527
  • Licensed Social Work Associate Independent Clinician (LSWAIC), WA State: SC61293558
  • Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator
  • Certified Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator


  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
  • International OCD Foundation (IOCDF)
  • WA State Society for Clinical Social Work (WSSCSW)
  • WA Mental Health Counselors Association (WMHCA)



The Center for
Child Development

PHONE: (425) 209-8799

2310 130th Ave NE
Suite 203
Bellevue, WA 98005
Fax: 425.298.0457












2310 130th Ave NE, Suite 203, Bellevue, WA 98005
Fax: 425.298.0457

1700 NW Gilman Blvd. Suite 205, Issaquah, WA 98027
Fax: 425.295.7637

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