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Children's Health Council

Natalie Pon, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr. Pon is deeply committed to working with children and their families and using a developmentally informed approach to psychiatric assessment and care. She has experience working with a variety of diagnoses, parents, couples and families, but she carries a strong passion for and specialized training in the assessment and treatment of young children (0-7).

Dr. Pon completed her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Stanford University, where she served as Chief Fellow. She enjoys working with adjustment difficulties, affective and anxiety disorders in adolescents and is excited to be part of the IOP team. During her general psychiatry residency at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Pon trained at The Menninger Clinic in their Adolescent Treatment Program, where she worked intensely with patients and their families presenting with a wide range of struggles including disrupted attachment, complex trauma and emerging personality disorders, as well as mood and anxiety disorders. Dr. Pon has a strong interest in psychotherapy and believes in making every interaction therapeutic.

She has received training in numerous modalities, including, but not limited to: psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, including CB-play therapy and trauma-focused CBT, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), parent management training (PMT), parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT), mentalization-based treatment (MBT). She enjoys blending techniques and theories from various approaches in order to best meet a family and child’s needs.

Education

  • BS Cum Laude, Cornell University 2009
  • UT Southwestern Medical School 2013
  • Baylor College of Medicine General Psychiatry Residency 2013-2016
  • Stanford University Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship 2016-2018

Licenses

  • Medical Board of California
  • Texas Medical Board
  • Board Certified in General Psychiatry
  • Board Eligible in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (Expected August 2018)

Professional Affiliations

  • Chief Fellow 2017-2018, Stanford Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program (PAPPTP) Fellowship 2017-2018
  • Harris Health Resident of the Year 2016, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Clinician-Educator Track 2014-2016, Baylor College of Medicine

Recent Presentations

  • Teaching of Psychotherapy Interventions in the Psychiatric Emergency Center During Residency Training, American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, 2015

Publications

  • Voltage-gated Potassium Channel Antibody Autoimmune Encephalopathy Presenting With Isolated Psychosis in an Adolescent. PUBMED ID 29303952
  • Content-Area Framework for Conducting Family Meetings for Acutely Ill Psychiatric Patients. PUBMED ID 27648507
  • Special Considerations in Pediatric Psychiatric Populations. PUBMED ID 26493525