Robin Smith

Associate Therapist, She/Her

Languages:  Conversational Russian, Conversational Spanish,  

Robin Smith earned Bachelors in Russian, Comparative Politics, Clinical Psychology from Ohio State University. She completed her Masters in Applied Child and Adolescent Psychology from the University of Washington and received her practicum training in OCD and anxiety disorders at the Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle – Child Anxiety Center.  

When not working at Cadence, Robin is an active behavioral health disaster responder on both the WA Department of Health COVID-19 strike team and on a team of psychologists from the University of Washington, Seattle University, and University of Maryland responding to the refugee crisis in Poland. Through this work, Robin provides individual, evidence-based trauma treatment to adolescents as well as evidence-based training for teachers, therapists, and laypeople to equip them with the skills to address the psychological effects of disasters in classroom and group settings. She has trained groups from Poland, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Mongolia.  

What Robin would like you to know about her:

I work with people ages 7 and up. I treat individuals challenged by anxiety disorders, OCD, maladaptive perfectionism, depression, traumatic events, and eating disorders. I also was a middle school humanities teacher for two years. I enjoy working with teens who really dislike school and/or struggle with school, as well as with teens who succeed in school and are still stressed by it. I particularly enjoy working with twice-exceptional children, gifted children, and dancers. I believe you’re the expert in your life, and I know a lot about evidence-based treatment. Together, we figure out what’s making your life challenging, what would make your life easier, then learn and practice new skills to alleviate some of the challenges. Eventually, I hope you’ll know how to use those skills so effectively and that I’ll end up out of a job.  

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