Natalie Montford, PhD

Natalie T. Montfort, PhDNatalie T. Montfort, PhD – I graduated summa cum laude and as valedictorian of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. I earned a Master of Arts Degree and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University. I completed my doctoral internship with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and my post-doctoral fellowship at The Stewart Center at The Westview School. I obtained licensure as a Clinical Psychologist in 2016. I have worked with children and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) since 2002 and have training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (with children, adolescents, and adults), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Relationship Development Intervention, Social Thinking, behavior modification (including Applied Behavior Analysis), and education/educational assessment. My areas of interest include: assessment of children, adolescents, and adults; cognitive and behavioral differences in children with neurodevelopmental disorders; treatment of adoption-related issues; treatment of childhood trauma; and animal-assisted therapy. I also enjoy providing professional development, trainings, and lectures on these and other topics to a wide variety of audiences. Personally, my husband and I are the parents of two adopted teenage boys: the first came to us at age 8 with PTSD and ADHD, and the second at age 13 with ASD.