Caroline Segal is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Southfield Center. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies and Human Development at Brown University and received a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rhode Island. Prior to her work at the Southfield Center, Caroline completed an APA-accredited predoctoral internship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center working with children, adolescents, and adults in both English and Spanish.
Caroline specializes in the treatment of child and adolescent anxiety, depression, trauma, and behavioral issues via individual, group, and family therapy. Her treatment approach is grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy and other evidence-based treatments that are adapted to the needs of the individual child as well as the family system. She works compassionately and collaboratively with individuals and families to exalt their strengths as their strongest weapons against distress.
Caroline sees the family unit as integral in the therapeutic process. She has trained in a variety of parent-child therapies, such as Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), a behavior therapy that uses live coaching to help parents manage difficult behaviors and strengthen parent-child relationships; Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), an attachment-focused dyadic play therapy for families that have undergone trauma or other significant stressors; and dialectical behavior therapy for adolescents (DBT-A), a skills-oriented treatment for teens with severe mood disorders and their parents. In addition to her therapy work, Caroline has experience conducting neuropsychological and psychodiagnostic assessments with children and adolescents presenting with a range of educational and psychological needs.