Jae S. Cha, PsyD

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Treats Children
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Dr. Jae S. Cha is a clinical psychologist within the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and an Instructor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center. His areas of interest include: childhood trauma and abuse, mental health and wellness for LGBTQ+ individuals, health psychology, and acculturative stress. Dr. Cha has extensive experience in working with individuals of all ages, racially and ethnically diverse, impoverished high-risk clinical populations. In addition to providing individual and group intervention, Dr. Cha is passionate about psychological evaluations to access and understand underlying pathology and its behavioral implications.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Adult Psychiatry

Academic Appointments

  • Instructor in Clinical Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry)

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital


  • Korean


  • Male

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MEd, Psychological Services, University of Pennsylvania
  • MEd, Professional Counseling, University of Pennsylvania
  • PsyD, Clinical Psychology, James Madison University
  • Internship: Howard University
  • Fellowship: George Washington University


Selected Publications

Savina, E., Mills, J. L., Atwood, K., & Cha, J.: Digital media and youth: A primer for school psychologists. Journal of Contemporary School Psychology 2017; 21(1): 80-91

Green, K.L., Brown, G.K., Jager-Hyman, S., Cha, J., Steer, R.A., & Beck, A.T.: The predictive validity of the Beck Depression Inventory suicide item. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 2015; 76(12): 1683-6