Hi, I’m Natalie and I’m so excited that you’re here!

Natalie Kladnitski, PhD is a clinical psychologist, e-health consultant, and online business coach who works exclusively with registered health professionals to help them grow their private practice using scalable, evidence-based online interventions.

“I love helping passionate practitioners connect with their creativity and make the most of their training, knowledge, and expertise online in a way that is ethical, compliant, and feels good to them!”

career highlights

+ I am a New Zealand trained, CBT-oriented clinical psychologist and I’ve been living and practicing in Sydney since 2014.

+ I completed my PhD at the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety & Depression [CRUfAD] – a joint facility of UNSW and St Vincent’s Hospital, specialising in transdiagnostic, internet-delivered interventions for anxiety and depression (a fancy name for… online courses!).

+ My research focused on investigating the relative efficacy of CBT versus mindfulness-based online interventions, which involved developing two online treatment programs, running clinical trials, and guiding hundreds of participants across Australia through these courses (maintaining clinical responsibility for people I never met – which really isn’t as scary as it sounds!).

+ In addition to publishing my pilot and RCT findings, I’ve been involved in a number of clinical trials testing the efficacy of online courses for anxiety and depression across general mental health, perinatal mental health, and chronic pain. You can see the list of co-authored publications at the bottom of this page.

+ The two mindfulness-based programs that I developed are available for public access through THIS WAY UP – one of Australia’s leading not-for-profit providers of evidence-based digital interventions for anxiety and related disorders. You may have even used them with your clients!

+ After completing my PhD I became an e-health consultant and clinical content manager at THIS WAY UP, continuing to develop online resources and supporting clinicians with using evidence-based iCBT interventions in their practice.

+ In 2020 I led the development of COVID-specific online resources (including the audio-guide you may have listened to – yup, that is me and my voice!), which in an Australian-first have now been translated into multiple languages.

+ I was interviewed by Channel 9 News in relation to the online courses I created, and I continue to consult privately on matters of e-health, while I focus on building my own online business.

+ My own online practice focuses on personal coaching for women in business, helping them gain confidence, resilience, and self-leadership skills to succeed, as well as business coaching for registered health professionals.

+ My ‘Healthy Business’ brand is all about helping women build a healthy business – a business that aligns with their strengths, values, and what’s important to them outside of work – in a healthy way – without constant self-doubt, pressure, and overwhelm. 

+ I’ve shared my expertise in this area in print media, like the Guardian and Australian Vogue, and have been interviewed on popular business podcasts.

+ As a business coach, I work exclusively with registered health professionals to support them in going beyond private practice to expand, diversify, and grow their solo business using scalable e-learning products.

research publications

+ Lead Author Publications

Kladnitski, N., Black, M., Haffar, S., Joubert, A., Newby, J.M. (2022). Mediators of symptom improvement in transdiagnostic internet cognitive behavioural therapy for mixed anxiety and depression. Clinical Psychologist, 26(2), 167-180.

Kladnitski, N., Smith, J., Uppal, S., James, M., Allen, A., Andrews, G., & Newby, J.M. (2020). Transdiagnostic Internet-Delivered CBT and Mindfulness-Based Treatment for Depression and Anxiety: a Randomised Controlled Trial. Internet Interventions, 20.

Kladnitski, N., Smith, J., Allen, A., Andrews, G., & Newby, J.M. (2018). Online Mindfulness-Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety and Depression: Outcomes of a Pilot Trial. Internet Interventions, 13, 41-50.

 

+ Invited Author Publications

Newby, J.M., Mason, E., Kladnitski, N., … et al. (2021). Integrating internet CBT into clinical practice: a practical guide for clinicians. Clinical Psychologist, DOI 10.1080/13284207.2020.1843968

Smith, J., Faux, S., Gardner, T., Hobbs, M.J., James, M.A., Joubert, A., Kladnitski, N., … et al. (2019). Reboot Online: A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing an Online Multidisciplinary Pain Management Program with Usual Care for Chronic Pain. Pain Medicine, 20(4).

Loughnan, S., Sie, A., Hobbs, M.J., Joubert, A., Smith, J., Haskelberg, H., Mahoney, A.E., Kladnitski, N., … et al. (2018). A randomized controlled trial of ‘MUMentum Pregnancy’: Internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy program for antenatal anxiety and depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 243, 381-390.

Loughnan, S., Newby, J.M., Haskelberg, H., Mahoney, A.E., Kladnitski, N., … et al. (2018). Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) for perinatal anxiety and depression versus treatment as usual: Study protocol for two randomised controlled trials. Trials, 19(1)

Watts, S., Turnell, A.I., Kladnitski, N., … et al. (2014). Treatment-as-usual (TAU) is anything but usual: A meta-analysis of CBT versus TAU for anxiety and depression. Journal of Affective Disorders 175C:152-167

talks & presentations

+ Talks and Presentations

Kladnitski, N. (2018). Demystifying Mindfulness. Seminar delivered as part of St Vincent’s Campus Research Week, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia, September, 2018.

Kladnitski, N. (2017). Integrating Mindfulness and CBT. Presentation delivered as part of the Symposium titled “Current Status and Future Directions in Internet-Delivered CBT” at the National Conference of the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy , Sydney, NSW, Australia, October 2017.

Kladnitski, N. (2016). Developing an Online Mindfulness Intervention to Enhance Internet-Delivered CBT (iCBT) for Anxiety and Depression. Presentation at the St Vincent’s Campus Research Week, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia, September, 2016.

Kladnitski, N. (2016). Side-Effects of Internet-Delivered CBT. Presentation at the 8th World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (WCBCT), Melbourbe, VIC, Australia, June 2016.

Kladnitski, N. (2016). CBT versus Mindfulness: Preliminary Results of an RCT Comparing Three Internet-Delivered Treatments for Depression and Anxiety. Presentation at the 8th World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (WCBCT), Melbourbe, VIC, Australia, June 2016.

Kladnitski, N. & Newby, Jill M. (2015). Mindfulness, CBT, and the internet: Pilot trial of a mindfulness-enhanced, internet-delivered program for anxiety and depression. Poster presented at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice Conference, University of Bangor, Wales, United Kingdom, July 2015.

Kladnitski, N. & Conner, T. (thesis). The role of dysphoria in the predictions, experience and memory of happiness. Masters Research Thesis, Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Kladnitski, N. (2012, 2013). The Role of Stress in Clinical Psychology. Invited guest lecture delivered to graduate students [Health and Human Behaviour Paper, PSYC 470], University of Otago, Dunedin

Kladnitski, N. & Conner, T. (2013, April). Glass half full or half empty? Investigating the effect of dysphoria on daily experience, memory, and prediction of happiness. Poster presented at the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists National Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand, April 2013.

Kladnitski, N. & Conner, T. (2012, April). When the ‘rosy view’ turns blue: Dysphoria flattens the cognitive profile of happiness. Poster presented at the Joint Conference of the New Zealand Psychological Society and New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists, Wellington, New Zealand, April 2012. *Awarded best poster prize

Polak, M., Jones, S., Kladnitski, N., Wenzel, M., Das, S., Perkov, J., & Conner, T. (2011). Positive Psychology in the Daily Experiences Lab. Poster presentation at the Inaugural Conference of the New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology, AUT, Auckland, New Zealand, September 2011.

+ PhD in Digital Mental Health Interventions (Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)

+ Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (PGDipClinPsy, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand)

+ Master of Science in Positive Psychology (MSc with Distinction, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand)

+ Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BSc, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand)