Dr. Natalie Arbid earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston in Boston, MA. Her training focused on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness and Acceptance-based Behavioral Therapies for adults with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and emotion dysregulation difficulties. She is committed to making evidence-based practice more accessible, culturally congruent, and met the needs of marginalized populations.
Before graduate school, Dr. Arbid received her B.A. in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University. From there she worked as a research coordinator in laboratories at both the West Los Angeles VA and UCLA studying the neurocognitive and neurobehavioral effects of HIV/HCV interferon treatment and the functional deficits in patients with HIV. Dr. Arbid also worked at UCLA’s Anxiety Disorders Research Center (ADRC) where she coordinated several treatment outcome trials investigating CBT and exposure-based treatments for anxiety disorders and depression.
Dr. Arbid completed her APA- Accredited internship at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York, NY. There she worked on an inpatient unit seeing patients with co-morbid substance use disorders and psychological disorders. She conducted psychiatric risk assessments in the emergency room for patients with psychosis, anxiety, depression, mania, and bipolar disorder. She also treated adult and adolescent patients in the outpatient clinic struggling with Borderline Personality Disorder, OCD, anxiety, and depression using DBT, CBT, and ACT.
Dr. Arbid is currently a post-doctoral fellow at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, where she focuses on the systems-level dissemination of CBT and DBT to the LA County Department of Mental Health Clinicians. She also teaches, supervises, and provides evidence-based treatments for adults with a variety of mental health difficulties.