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Charles Brady, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Brady is a nationally recognized board certified clinical psychologist who has helped people conquer anxiety since 1992.  In April of 2020, he left his positions as associate professor in the University of Cincinnati's Department of Psychiatry and Director of the OCD and Anxiety Services program at the Lindner Center of HOPE and moved to the Kitsap Peninsula.

He started the Lindner Center's OCD & Anxiety Services program in 2008 and served as clinical director of the Center's outpatient services, leading more than 40 psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, and advance practice nurses to provide over 35,000 annual patient visits.


In addition to helping to launch and serving as vice-president of OCD Midwest, a regional affiliate of the International OCD Foundation, Dr. Brady has served as faculty for the IOCDF's Behavioral Therapy Training Institute and is a frequent presenter at the national conferences of the IOCDF and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.



Part-time therapist assistant

Rescued from the untamed foothills of Kentucky, Seamus has expertise in bringing peace, calm and joy to the lives of those who meet him.


Awards, Papers, & Presentations


Exemplary Clinical Psychologist Award; NAMI, Hamilton County

Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. UC Dept of Psychiatry

Health Care Hero. Cincinnati Business Courier

Health Care Leadership Award Lead Cincinnati and Venue Magazine


Interviews and Media Appearances


"Building the Courage to Face OCD" (Listen). Interview for You're Not Alone Podcast.


"This Magical Thinking" (Listen) Interview for Heavy Head Podcast.


"OCD with Mimi Cole" (Listen) Interview for Mental Note Podcast.


"Obsessive Compulsive Disorder." (Listen)  Interview for Mental Horizons Podcast.


“From Marie Kondo To Minimalism, Advice From The Experts.”  (Listen)  WVXU Cincinnati Edition.

“Suicidal Themed Obsessions.” (Listen)  Interview for The OCD Stories Podcast.


" How to Build and Sustain the Courage Needed for Recovery." Clermont County NAMI.

“OCD without Compulsive Behaviors:  What it is and how to treat it.” CME  for Cincinnati Epilepsy Foundation.

“Understanding and Treating Anxiety Disorders.” CME for Mercy Medical Center.


“Anxiety Disorders- When to Worry about Worrying" Entrepreneur’s Organization Webinar.

“The Realities Of OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.” (Listen) WVXU Cincinnati Edition.

“When fears turn into phobias.” (Listen) WVXU Cincinnati Edition.

“OCD in a Residential Setting” Radio Interview with Scott Sloane. 700WLW- IHeart Radio.


“The diagnosis and treatment of OCD.” (Listen) Guest interview on One Hour at a Time.


“Why we laugh, cry and skip work (or school) on Reds Opening Day.”  WCPO TV.

“UC clinical psychologist explains why thoughts of spring put a spring in our step.”

WCPO CincyScience.

“Here’s why we like to be scared.” WCPO CincyScience.

Scientific Papers and Presentations

Brady, C., McGrath, P., Hershfield, J., & Jacobsen, A. (2019) "Dangerous Compulsions: When Treatment is an Exposure for Clinicians." International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation; Austin, TX.

Brady, C., McGrath, P., Hershfield, J., & Jacobsen, A. (2018) "When Treatment is an exposure for therapists: Managing dangerous presentations in patients with OCD." Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Washington DC.

McGrath, P, Pollard, C., Brady, C., Bjorgvinsson, T. & Reimann, B. (2018). "Taking ERP to the Next Level: What You Learned in Graduate School May Not Be How You Will Practice ERP. " Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Washington DC.

Bosse, N., Brady, C., Wells, J., & Wilcox, J. (2017).  "Turning OCD Inside Out." International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation; San Francisco, CA.

Wells, J., Bosse, N., Brady, C., & Wilcox, J. (2017).  "Fantastic Beasts and how to use them for ERP." International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation; San Francisco, CA.


Brady, C., McGrath, P, Tuell, C, Oakley, W., Lewaniak, L (2016). (2016).  "Don't Wait, Wait-- Tell Me! Understanding and Managing Co-Occurring OCD and Substance Use Disorders." International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation; Chicago, IL.

Wells, J,, Brady, C., and Bosse, N. (2015).  "Let’s make poop! For Kids: Taking back your bathroom habits." International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation; Boston, MA.


Neziroglu, F., Brady, C.,  Davey, D.,  McGrath, P. Riemann, B,  (2015). "What Level of Care do I Need for my OCD? Ask the Experts." International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation; Boston, MA.

Brady,  C. (2014). Obsessive-compulsive disorder and common comorbidities.

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.  Jan;75(1):e02.


Brady, C. (2014).  Presentation and treatment of complicated obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Mar;75(3):e07.


Brady, C. (2014). "Treating Life Threatening Compulsions." Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Chicago, IL.


Brady, C. (2014). "What if the Anxiety really isn’t a Bully? Utilizing a collaborative approach
with OCD and anxiety."  Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Chicago, IL.


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