Jeanne Segal, Ph.D.

Jeanne Segal, Ph.D., was a therapist, author, and pioneer in the field of emotional intelligence and the psychology of connection. She devoted her life to exploring the relationship between emotional intelligence, trauma, and physical and mental health. Her books, including “Raising Your Emotional Intelligence,” “The Language of Emotional Intelligence,” and “Feeling Loved,” have been published in 13 languages. Dr. Segal began her career in the late 1960s as a licensed marriage and family counselor, working extensively at Jewish Family Service in Los Angeles and with a highly respected group of oncologists at St. Joseph’s Medical Center. In the late 1970s, she co-coordinated a series of Los Angeles area community conferences for the Association for Humanistic Psychology (AHP). These conferences pioneered the introduction of holistic health principles and practices to the general public. In 1993 and 1994, she co-coordinated two community conferences on childhood trauma, “From Neurons to Neighborhoods.” From 2000 until her death in 2017, she served as HelpGuide’s Editor in Chief. Dr. Segal held a Master’s degree in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Sociology, with a specialty in Holistic Health.

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