Eliza Segell, LCSW
Therapist / Owner


As a practitioner, I am kind, playful, genuine and I greet your humanity with my own.

Therapy with me is experiential. My clinical practice is rooted in an understanding of attachment, neurobiology, and differentiation. I incorporate somatic approaches (such as Sensate Focus, Polyvagal Theory, and Mindfulness) which grow awareness of our body’s language for attachment and connection, with others and ourselves. I believe in communicating openly about our therapeutic relationship and regularly inviting you into a collaborative discussion about our work. 

I have specialized training and expertise working with couples and individuals on a range of relational and sexual concerns.

Special interests include low or slow arousal, pain with sex, erectile concerns, sexual issues after medical interventions and/or changes in ability. I welcome individuals experiencing out-of-control sexual behaviors (“sex addiction”),  concerns about porn use or other sexual enhancers. I have additional training for supporting sex after trauma and working with nervous system dysregulation in intimate spaces. 

Outside of work, I can be found singing, wandering in the woods, and baking bread.


  • B.A., Williams College, 2004
  • M.S.W., University of Washington, 2017

Trainings and Certifications 

  •  AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, 2024   
  • Relational Life Therapy, Level 1 Training
  • Sensate Focus 20-Hour Competency Training, Paula Leech
  • ISEE, Holistic Sex Therapy Training Program, in progress 
  • Emotionally-Focused Therapy Core Skills 1 and 2, Ackerman Institute for the Family
  • Emotionally-Focused Therapy Externship, Washington Baltimore Center for EFT
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Immersion, ACT Coursework
  • Prolonged Exposure, University of Virginia
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy Certificate Course, PESI Healthcare
  • Motivational Interviewing, (5-credit) University of Washington
  • Sexual Assault Core Training, (40-hour) Washington State Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs


  • Virginia Department of Health Professions License #:  0904012738
  • Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists License #: CSW007343


  • Kelly, U., Haywood, T., Segell, E., & Higgins, M. (2021). Trauma-Sensitive Yoga for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Women Veterans who Experienced Military Sexual Trauma: Interim Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 27(S1), S-45-S-59. https://doi.org/10.1089/acm.2020.0417.
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  • Dorsey, S., Pullmann, M. D., Kerns, S. E. U., Berliner, L., Nathaniel, J., Berliner, L., Thompson, K., & Segell, E. (2016). Proceedings of the 3rd Biennial Conference of the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (SIRC) 2015: advancing efficient methodologies through community partnerships and team science: A63 Efficient sustainability: Existing community based supervisors as evidence-based treatment supports. Implementation Science, 11((Suppl 1):A63), 85. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13012-016-0428-0.

  • Segell, E., Dorsey, S., Lucid, L., Akiba, C., & Woods-Jaeger, B. (2014, November 6). The Lived Experience of Lay Counselors in Low Income Countries: Delivering TF-CBT to Orphaned Children in Kenya and Tanzania. International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies 30th Annual Meeting. https://istss.org/ISTSS_Main/media/Documents/2014PosterAbstracts.pdf.
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  • Lucid, L., Segell, E., Garcia, J., Silbaugh-Cowdin, J., Dorsey, S., & Whetten, K. (2014, November 6). Culturally-Specific Mental Health Symptoms among Orphaned Children in Tanzania. International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies 30th Annual Meeting.https://istss.org/ISTSS_Main/media/Documents/2014PosterAbstracts.pdf.
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