Kjersti Braunstein, M.D.Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

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    Dr. Braunstein works with children and adolescents in the Child Anxiety Center, DBT Center, and Eating Disorders Center.

    About Dr. Braunstein

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    Dr. Kjersti Braunstein is a lifelong Washington State resident. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Washington where she also went on to complete residency training in psychiatry. Dr. Braunstein served as Chief Resident for Recruitment in her final year of residency training. She then went on to the University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program for further subspecialty training.  During both her general and child training experiences, Dr. Braunstein gained supervised experience working with teams of therapists providing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)  interventions to both teens and adults. She strives to provide caring and genuine evidence-based care and medication management that is well informed with regard to the both the benefits and the very real limits of medications. Working closely with therapists helps her recognize the personal, psychological, and social factors that influence each person’s symptoms beyond a diagnosis.

    Dr. Braunstein is board certified in adult, adolescent and child psychiatry. Dr. Braunstein’s clinical interests include the treatment of depressive, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorders. In her work outside of EBTCS, Dr. Braunstein enjoys providing therapy informed by cognitive-behavioral techniques and medication services to children, teens, and adults. In her practice at EBTCS, Dr. Braunstein focuses on providing medication management to current children and teens already receiving other services at EBTCS.