Kristy Ludwig, Ph.D.

Dr. Kristy Ludwig is a licensed psychologist who works with children, adolescents, and adults providing evidence-based treatments. She is extensively trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, body-focused repetitive behavior disorders, and eating disorders. Specifically, Dr. Ludwig provides treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder, separation anxiety, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic, childhood worries and fears, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and body-focused repetitive behaviors such as trichotillomania and skin-picking. She treats eating disorders using the most empirically supported treatments (CBT-E and Family-Based Treatment). She also enjoys consulting with parents to best support their children's progress using behavioral parenting strategies. In addition to her clinical work, she conducts research at Children's Hospital/University of Washington focusing on the development and implementation of school-based mental health services. Dr. Ludwig completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Brigham Young University, a Masters Degree in Risk and Prevention from Harvard University, and a Masters Degree in School Counseling from Boston University. Prior to becoming a psychologist, Dr. Ludwig was a high school teacher and counselor in several large urban high schools in the Boston Public Schools; she worked with adolescents struggling with emotional, social, psychological and academic difficulties (i.e. violence, homelessness, court involvement, gang involvement, domestic violence, trauma, truancy, family distress). During this time, she also created and worked with several school and community based programs to help meet the psychosocial and academic needs of youth in Boston and surrounding communities.

Areas of Specialization:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Body focused repetitive behavior disorders (i.e. skin picking and hair pulling)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Behavioral Parent Training/Coaching

Dr. Ludwig can be reached at (425) 243-4791.