Alison B. Segal, Ph.D. is a licensed NY State psychologist with extensive experience in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). She earned a B.A. in Child Study from Tufts University and a Ph.D. in Clinical Health Psychology from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University. Currently, she is a consulting psychologist to the Institute for Behavior Therapy and an Instructor in Clinical Psychology at Columbia University.
Dr. Segal has been practicing psychology for over 10 years treating children, adults, couples, and families. She is an expert in the treatment of anxiety disorders including OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), body-focused repetitive disorders (hair pulling, skin picking, thumb sucking), social anxiety disorder, panic attacks, phobias, health anxiety, post traumatic stress (PTSD), and generalized anxiety. Dr. Segal uses best practice psychological techniques based in scientific research to treat maladaptive behaviors, thoughts, and feelings. Some frequently used techniques include HRT (Habit Reversal Training), SC (Stimulus Control), Relaxation, Cognitive Reframing, and ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention).