FRAN SEGAL, Ph.D.

                                Licensed Clinical Psychologist

                    Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy     

                                 Depth Psychotherapy

 

              

            


              1760 Solano Ave., Berkeley, CA 94707   *  376 Colusa Ave., Kensington, CA 94707   *  510-301-7425

                   

                                                                         FS@FranSegalPsychologist.com




LICENSE

  Clinical Psychologist, 1992

  California License #PSY 13041

 

EDUCATION

  Ph.D., California Institute of   

  Integral Studies, 1988

  M.A., West Georgia College, 1973

  B.A., Vassar College, 1972

 

MEMBERSHIPS

  California and Alameda County     

  Psychological  Associations

 

OTHER BACKGROUND

  Art and Music

  Buddhist /Zen Meditation

  Eco-Psychology &

  Wilderness Leadership                                                                                    

    Born in NYC, I moved to California in 1974, to be part of the burgeoning cultural, philosophical and psychological world of the bay area at that time.  Having a wide area of interests, I continued activities in music, art, wilderness and spiritual studies, while pursuing a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a depth psychotherapy orientation, at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.


    I graduated in 1988 after writing one of the first dissertations in the emerging field of eco-psychology. I went on to become a founding member of the Bay Area Eco-psychology Group, which helped develop this valuable field of professional study and practice. My continuing connection with eco-psychology led to publishing several articles and book chapters, teaching at JFKU, and  leading wilderness trips.


    In a post-doctoral internship at South Lake Tahoe Community Mental Health, I continued training as a clinical psychologist, seeing adults, children and couples, with a wide variety of issues and disorders.  In 1992 I started a private psychotherapy practice in Berkeley, CA., and began integrating the healing techniques from my various experiences. This included the use of art or imagery, and eco-psychology along with depth psychotherapy. 


    From 2002 to 2009 I worked as a full time artist in the medium of stone.  I created several large public art works in Berkeley, many private commissions and art pieces for galleries.


    Since 2009 I’ve been practicing again as a psychologist. I was enriched by the time I’ve worked as a creative artist and came back to psychotherapy with fresh enthusiasm and insight.  The creative arts remain a large part of my life and work, and are integrated into the therapy process whenever appropriate- as a door into non-verbal contact with what’s real and alive in our psyches. I remain committed to depth psychotherapy as a means of connecting with, and healing oneself from emotional wounds, with the help of a caring and skilled psychotherapist.


    I also teach Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for depression- a highly effective way of understanding and teaching the benefits of meditation practices.

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