A Michigan mental health counseling center that is diversity-affirming and culturally responsive, providing evidence-based therapy that is grounded in science and research.
Dr. Dana Bruck-Segal, PhD, LP (pronouns: she, her, hers) is a licensed psychologist experienced in working with adults of all ages, as well as groups. She has worked with individuals across diverse backgrounds and a broad range of presenting concerns. Dr. Bruck-Segal received her PhD in clinical psychology from Boston University. At Everwell Health and Counseling Services, she is passionate about creating a safe and collaborative space in which clients can harness their inner strengths, develop coping strategies, and cultivate the lives they want to live.
Clinical interests include anxiety, depression, trauma, coping with illness, health behavior change, relational difficulties, and identity exploration. Dana often approaches treatment from a transdiagnostic perspective, helping clients to change critical thought patterns, develop positive behaviors, and cultivate nonjudgmental acceptance of emotions.
She is committed to diversity affirming care and strives to cultivate an environment predicated on respect for each individual’s unique life experience. Dana approaches her clinical work from a nonjudgmental stance and endeavors to incorporate open dialogue regarding identity and diversity into the therapeutic relationship. She remains mindful that there are intersecting aspects of diversity and that each may hold varying degrees of salience for an individual at any given time. Dr. Bruck-Segal collaborates with patients to identify and empathically explore these topics, if desired, and empower clients to recognize their strengths.
Dr. Bruck-Segal flexibly tailors and integrates evidence based treatment to meet each client’s needs. She received extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from Boston University and Massachusetts General Hospital, with a focus on anxiety and mood disorders. Additionally, Dana is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). She received specialized training in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) for PTSD during her postdoctoral fellowship at the Ann Arbor VA/Michigan Medicine Consortium. Prior to moving to Ann Arbor, Dana completed her clinical psychology internship at the University of Wisconsin, Madison School of Medicine, where she further trained in evidence based treatments and co-led a dialectical behavioral therapy group. Dr. Bruck-Segal also has a background in health psychology and is interested in working with individuals coping with cancer or other chronic or acute illness or caregiving stress.
In addition to therapy, Dana has a background in research focused on the intersection of cultural factors and physical and mental health. Her graduate research was in the Emotion, Gender, Culture, and Health Laboratory at Boston University. Her work has explored trauma, resilience, and coping in HIV+ populations in both the United States and Rwanda.