Natalie Javadi, PhD

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Natalie Javadi, Ph.D. is an Instructor in Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry) within the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in the ABC Early Childhood Program at ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Javadi received her B.S. in Applied Psychology from New York University and her Ph.D. in Psychology (Clinical Science) from Florida International University. She completed her APA-accredited predoctoral internship training at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Dr. Javadi has extensive experience assessing and treating youth with anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, disruptive behaviors, developmental delay, and autism spectrum disorder. She specializes in cognitive-behavioral, exposure-based, and behavioral parenting interventions and she is a Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) International certified Within-Agency Trainer. Dr. Javadi’s program of research focuses on optimizing youth mental health care through innovative treatment redesign. She is particularly interested in developing an evidence-base for informed clinical decision-making for individuals who exhibit slower or fewer improvements throughout the course of treatment, as well as examining the utility of delivering care in naturalistic settings, in intensive doses, and/or with the support of technology.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Selective Mutism
  • Social Anxiety Disorder

Academic Appointments

  • Instructor in Medical Psychology

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital


  • Female

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD) and the ABC Early Childhood Program at ColumbiaDoctors


Selected Publications

(Natalie Javadi was formerly Natalie Hong)

  1. Hong, N., Herrera, A., Furr, J.M., Georgiadis, C., Cristello, J., Heymann, P., Dale, C., Heflin, B., Silva, K., Conroy, K., Cornacchio, D., & Comer, J.S. (2023). Remote intensive group behavioral treatment (R-IGBT) for families of youth with selective mutism (SM). Evidence-based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Online ahead of print. doi: 10.1080/23794925.2022.2062688
  2. Comer, J.S., Furr, J.M., del Busto, C., Silva, K., Hong, N., Poznanski, B., Sanchez, A.L., Cornacchio, D., Herrera, A., Coxe, S., Miguel, E., Georgiadis, C., Conroy, K., & Puliafico, A.C. (2021). Therapist-led, internet-delivered treatment for early child social anxiety: A waitlist-controlled evaluation of the iCALM Telehealth Program. Behavior Therapy, 52, 1171-1187. doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2021.01.004
  3. Furr, J.M., Sanchez, A.L., Hong, N., & Comer, J.S. (2020). Exposure therapy for childhood selective mutism: Principles, practices, and procedures. In Peris, T.S., Storch, E.A, & McGuire, J. (Eds.) A Clinician’s Guide to Exposure Therapy with Children and Adolescents. New York, NY: Elsevier.
  4. Hong, N., Cornacchio, D., Pettit, J.W., & Comer, J.S. (2019). Coal mine canaries in clinical psychology: Getting better at identifying early signals of treatment nonresponse. Clinical Psychological Science, 7(6), 1207-1221. doi: 10.1177/2167702619858111
  5. Cornacchio, D., Furr, J.M., Sanchez, A., Hong, N., Feinberg, L., Tenenbaum, R., Del Busto, C., Bry, L.J., Poznanski, B., Miguel, E., Ollendick T., Kurtz, S., & Comer, J.S. (2019). Intensive group behavioral treatment (IGBT) for children with selective mutism: A preliminary randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 87(8), 720-733. doi: 10.1037/ccp0000422
  6. Hong, N. & del Busto, C. (2019). Collaboration, scaffolding, and successive approximations: A developmental science approach to training in clinical psychology. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 14(3), 228-234. doi: 10.1037/tep0000260
  7. Comer, J.S., Hong, N., Poznanski, B., Silva, K., & Wilson, M. (2019). Evidence base update on the treatment of early childhood anxiety and related problems. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 48(1), 1-15. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2018.1534208
  8. Hong, N., Feinberg, L., Garcia, D., Comer, J.S., & Bagner, D. (2018). Internet-delivered Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: rationale, considerations, and lessons learned. In McNeil, C.B., Quetsch, L.B., & Anderson, C.M. (Eds.) Handbook of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Children on the Autism Spectrum (pp. 545-557). New York: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-03213-5_30