Dr. Stephanie Thompson earned her doctorate in Child Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington and received her internship training at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Stephanie completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington, Center for Child and Family Well-being as the Mindful Living and Practice fellow. She is Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychology. Stephanie is a research scientist at UW, actively conducting research on parenting strategies and children’s self-regulatory abilities that underlie children’s well-being and academic success. She has published numerous scientific publications on these topics. In her faculty role, Stephanie teaches UW graduate psychology students how to accurately assess children’s mental health disorders and how to promote children’s normal social and emotional development. Stephanie is fortunate to have worked with treatment developers in the realms of anxiety/OCD/body-focused repetitive behaviors, emotion dysregulation/self-harm, social skills, and family therapy. She is passionate about disseminating evidence-based practices in these treatments through her supervision of trainees.
What Dr. Thompson would like you to know about her:
I enjoy working with children of all ages, from toddler to teen, as well as their parents. I specialize in treating individuals challenged by anxiety, OCD, and related conditions. In addition, I have substantial experience consulting with the parents of children demonstrating disruptive behaviors, difficulties with emotion regulation, and anxiety. I believe that science can be practically applied, that treatment recommendations must be made in the context of careful listening, and that people deserve joy. Core to my work with children is playful humor. For parents, I offer a compassionate and non-judgmental understanding borne from my own experiences raising a child.