Erin Dillon-Naftolin, MD

I am a child and adolescent psychiatrist with experience in delivering evidence based care for youth with psychiatric disorders.  My clinical work is primarily in the outpatient setting and I have experience with telehealth, community mental health, consultation to primary care and developing integrated care systems with pediatricians.  I am a psychiatrist on the Partnership Access Line, which provides phone consultation  regarding diagnosis and treatment to pediatricians and other primary care physicians throughout Washington, Wyoming and Alaska.  I have worked as part of an integrated care team by providing consultation in person at Kent-Des Moines and Roosevelt clinics.  I have expertise in the treatment of common childhood psychiatric disorders  and I am particularly interested in treating anxiety and ADHD.  I am also trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and incorporate this background in my work.  I value working collaboratively with patients and their families to make a decision about treatment options based on the best evidence we have for safe and effective treatment.
Academically, I have enjoyed being part of the fellowship training program teaching about Integrated Care and currently co-chair the child and adolescent curriculum for the University of Washington Integrated Care Fellowship.


Medical school: University of Washington, Seattle
Residency: Psychiatry, University of Washington, Seattle
Fellowship: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle

Department Affiliations

Other Affiliations

Partnership Access Line (PAL) – Seattle Children’s Hospital
Odessa Brown Clinic (OBCC) – Seattle Children’s Hospital
Integrated Care at Roosevelt Clinic – Seattle Children’s Hospital

Recent Publications

Treatment for Anxiety Disorders in the Pediatric Primary Care Setting.
(2023 Jul)
Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am 32(3): 601-611
Blossom JB, Jungbluth N, Dillon-Naftolin E, French W

A Second-Opinion Program for the Care of Youths Prescribed Five or More Psychotropics in Washington State.
(2021 Mar 1)
Psychiatr Serv 72(3): 362-365
Barclay RP, Dillon-Naftolin E, Russell D, Hilt RJ

Reliability of StepWatch Activity Monitor to Measure Locomotor Activity in Youth With Lower Limb Salvage.
(2018 Jul)
Pediatr Phys Ther 30(3): 217-221
Braun S, Bjornson K, Dillon-Naftolin E, Sheiko M, Song K, Kang M

Implementing Integrated Care in Pediatric Mental Health: Principles, Current Models, and Future Directions.
(2017 Jul)
Focus (Am Psychiatr Publ) 15(3): 249-256
Dillon-Naftolin E, Margret CP, Russell D, French WP, Hilt RJ, Sarvet B

Identification and Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Children in Primary Care.
(2016 Oct 1)
Pediatr Ann 45(10): e349-e355
Dillon-Naftolin E

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