Dr. Shelley Segal is a licensed clinical psychologist in California since 2004. She received her PsyD from Pepperdine University and completed an internship at the Wright Institute Los Angeles. Her postdoctoral training was at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine and Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital. While at UCLA she worked with medical and nursing staff providing psychological treatment for inpatients and their families in the Department of Neurorehabilitation. At the Revlon Breast Center, she received training in assessment, interviewing and making treatment recommendations for breast cancer patients in an integrative treatment program.
Upon completion of her postdoctoral training, Dr. Segal was invited to be a member of the UCLA Pediatric Pain Program. In 2009 this multidisciplinary program received a national award for Clinical Centers of Excellence from the American Pain Society (APS). She continues to collaborate with this integrative team of healthcare professionals at Whole Child LA (WCLA)… “one of the country’s premier providers of integrative mind-body treatment for children suffering pain, stress, and many common disabling conditions which can be arrested and treated before they become chronic lifelong struggles.”
Dr. Segal has provided clinical supervision for Masters level students at Pepperdine University and Postdoctoral Fellows at UCLA. She is an Allied Staff member in the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Institute and Ronald Reagan Medical Center.
At her private practice office in Encino, California, Dr. Segal specializes in treating adolescents and adults who suffer from chronic pain with goals to help a person live a better quality of life that is not consumed or controlled by pain. Through psychotherapy, a patient learns techniques for coping with the many issues that arise related to having chronic pain as well as learning to understand and manage long-term issues that interfere with well-being. It’s known that chronic pain not only impacts the individual but also family members who are living with and supporting someone in pain. Her other focuses of psychotherapy include treating mood and anxiety disorders, self-esteem issues and life and relationship problems as well as medical and neurological disorders.
In her free time, Dr. Segal enjoys hiking and traveling, spending time at the beach and being with family and friends.
Shelley’s creative healing: hiking, exercising, coloring, and massage