Evelyn Segura-Malady, Psy.D., Registered Psychological Assistant
Dr. Segura-Malady’s longstanding, positive approach to working with clients is to be empathetic, nonjudgmental, transparent, and empowerment-minded. She believes in fostering a strong therapeutic alliance with her clients and goes out of her way to model productive ways of relating to others by relying on a warm, genuine, active, and collaborative style.
Dr. Segura-Malady views therapy as a process of gaining self awareness, meaning-making, and change; and while she understands the challenges involved in exploring sensitive issues and creating more balanced, useful ways of living, she wholeheartedly supports and believes in her clients’ abilities to garner strength from within to lead happier, more fulfilling lives. Along the course of treatment, clients may come to realize that the concerns that initially led them to seek therapy are part of more complex, enduring patterns, and decide that getting a deeper understanding of themselves and developing more adaptive ways of coping will lead to more satisfying lives.
Dr. Segura-Malady’s clinical practice is based within a psychodynamic, relationally-focused, multicultural framework. Believing that one size does not fit all, Dr. Segura-Malady skillfully integrates various evidence-based treatment approaches to ensure successful outcomes with each client. She has extensive experience in providing: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); mindfulness-based practice; psychological evaluations; and bilingual treatment interventions, as well as delivering mental health presentations to community organizations. Her diverse background and expertise includes, but is not limited to the treatment of:
Work-related issues & stress
Relationship concerns, including couples therapy
Personal growth/transitional issues
Family of origin conflicts
Depression and Anxiety
Emotional impacts of discrimination
After completing her undergraduate degree from Hobart & William Smith Colleges in New York, Dr. Segura-Malady worked with disenfranchised communities on social justice issues in New York City as community organizer and activist. Through these experiences and the stories community members shared with her, she became interested in how individuals cope with mental health concerns and make sense of their personal experiences, and how to best help them address their emotional and behavioral problems. Shortly thereafter, she completed a post-baccalaureate psychology program at Columbia University, before earning her Doctoral and Masters Degrees in Clinical Psychology at the University of Hartford in Connecticut. She then went on to complete her predoctoral internship at Mount Sinai St. Lukes’-Roosevelt Medical Center in New York. She finalized her training in her postdoctoral residency at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Rosa, California. She now calls the Bay Area home but greatly misses New York bagels!
CA Registration: PSB94024226