Christy earned her PhD in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University in 2002, where she worked on numerous studies related to parenting, family relationships, and child development. She is the founder of Nature Nurture Knowledge, an educational consulting firm designed to simplify the world of child development research and support parents in their path to helping their families thrive. She has been a parent educator and school consultant for over a decade. Christy is a certified Positive Discipline parent educator and Gottman Bringing Baby Home educator. She is working with Cadence as a clinical intern as she completes her coursework in Clinical Social Work at the University of Washington. She is pursuing a clinical degree so that she can complement her work with families to include direct therapy with children and adolescents. She currently has openings for children/adolescents who may be experiencing anxiety, OCD, or a skills deficit (such as emotional regulation or interpersonal effectiveness).
Christy lives in Redmond with her husband, three children, and chocolate lab. Her kids, who range in age from 13 to 18, enjoy testing her knowledge of child development and parenting! She enjoys running, hiking, watching her kids play soccer, reading, and being a lifelong learner.