Psychotherapy Services

Dr. Rubin specializes in mindfulness-based 3rd wave cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). To learn more about 3rd wave CBT, click here. CBT has been scientifically studied for over 50 years and has been demonstrated as very effective for a wide range of presenting problems. CBT is also time sensitive, meaning that Dr. Rubin does not want her patients to be in therapy forever! Mindfulness-based 3rd wave CBT aims to increase psychological flexibility and improve overall behavioral adaptability. These can be learned by cultivating the ability to observe and experience the world as it is, distinguish judgments from reality, label and regulate emotions, slow down behavioral responses, and change how one responds to thoughts, emotions, urges, sensations, or situations. CBT promotes increasing effective behaviors that you can learn to flexibly apply across different contexts. CBT is not about becoming a perfect robot who never struggles; rather, it helps you become better equipped to skillfully navigate the ups and downs of being a human. Dr. Rubin has expertise in helping individuals with the following:

Anxiety and mood disorders, such as OCD and depression

Chronic pain and medical issues, including infertility

Anxiety and mood symptoms during pregnancy and postpartum

Perfectionism and procrastination

Difficulties with self-esteem and negative self-judgment

Emotional eating

Relationship difficulties, including struggles related to dating

Academic difficulties and career development issues

Trauma/PTSD

Attentional issues, including ADHD

Family conflict and parenting issues

Life transitions, such as graduating from college and empty nest

Issues relating to discrimination, acculturation, or identity

Experiences relating to sexual orientation and/or gender identity

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Clinical Supervision Services

Dr. Rubin also provides clinical supervision to licensed clinicians seeking training
in mindfulness-based 3rd wave cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

Dr. Rubin trains clinical doctoral students at UCLA in 3rd wave CBT and how to provide supervision.

She provides supervision and training to licensed clinicians in both individual and workshop formats.