Dr. Sara A. Hosn is the founder and Clinical Director of DBT Center of South Florida. She is also the cofounder of the multisite initiative known as South Florida DBT Consortium; a program dedicated to elevating the practice and dissemination of adherent Dialectical Behavior Therapy that follows the Linehan model. She is a New York and Florida state licensed clinical psychologist specialized in the treatment of adolescent and adult survivors of trauma, chronic adversity, and significant life stressors. She attained her Masters of Science and Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She also completed board certification in the subspecialty of clinical psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Hosn pursued her clinical internship through the Department of Veteran Affairs at the Hudson Valley VA hospital in New York. She also completed her postdoctoral fellowship in a private hospital specialized in the treatment of dual diagnosis, mostly mood and anxiety disorders with comorbid substance use disorders.
Dr. Sara A. Hosn is a firm believer in the importance of the human connection in psychotherapy and building a treatment alliance that transcends dependency and fosters change and growth. Though rooted in humanistic and person-centered treatment approaches, Dr. Hosn has also received extensive training in several Evidence-Based Treatments. She is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and was the first in South Florida to receive the Linehan Board of Certification DBT certification credential (DBT-LBC). In addition, she has served on a couple of B-TECH intensively trained DBT consultation teams; she was a member of the Hudson Valley VA Medical Center consultation team and is currently on the South Florida DBT Consortium consultation team. Moreover, she is a certified provider of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD.
Dr. Alyssa Segal, a Florida Licensed Psychologist, is passionate about helping people find peace, balance and enjoyment in their lives. The therapy she provides is evidence-based while also tailored to her clients’ individual needs. Dr. Segal is a member of the DBT Center of South Florida consultation team and the South Florida DBT consortium. She has attended the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Foundational training through Behavioral Tech and provides comprehensive Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Prior to joining DBT Center of South Florida, she gained experience working in community mental health settings as well as in residential and outpatient eating disorder facilities. She treats a wide range of mood and anxiety-based disorders and specializes in treating individuals with eating disorders and co-occurring conditions. Dr. Segal earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Michigan State University and her masters and doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Park Center Inc. in Fort Wayne, IN and her postdoctoral fellowship at The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness in West Palm Beach, FL. She is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP) and is on the Outreach and Education Committee of The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness. Dr. Segal promises to provide compassionate, comprehensive and collaborative care.
Dr. Alyssa Segal
Dr. Jennifer Perry is a Florida and New Jersey Licensed Psychologist who has been providing comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy services for over 10 years. She completed foundational DBT training through Behavioral Tech. Dr. Perry earned her Bachelors degree from the University of Notre Dame, her Masters degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Devereux Foundation in Malvern PA, a residential treatment center for adolescents with severe emotional and behavioral disorders. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the CARES Institute in NJ, where she worked under the direction of the co-developer of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Dr. Perry is passionate about providing evidence-based, culturally sensitive, and empathic mental health care to all of her clients. She works with individuals with a wide range of presenting concerns and has a particular interest in working with clients who are engaging in high-risk behaviors, those who have experienced trauma or grief, and adolescents and their parents. Dr. Perry strongly values the DBT concept of balancing acceptance with change.
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