Nikki Rubin, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in evidence-based therapies. She received her Bachelor of Arts from UCSD in Literature/Writing, where she also completed Minors in Human Development and Spanish Literature. Dr. Rubin earned both a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Psychology and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from Pepperdine University's APA accredited Graduate School of Education and Psychology. During this time she began her training in 3rd wave CBT at Harbor-UCLA's Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Clinic in Torrance, California. She completed an APA accredited internship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers University) in Newark, New Jersey where she provided 3rd wave CBT to patients in the university hospital as well as to inmates in Northern State Prison.
She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in CBT at the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy in New York, New York where she was subsequently hired as a senior staff psychologist, and served as the Co-Director of Clinical Training. Dr. Rubin began her own private practice in Manhattan in 2014 as part of a small community of clinicians in New York who specialize in 3rd wave CBT. She returned to her hometown of Los Angeles in 2018 to continue her work in providing high quality evidence-based psychological treatments for adolescents and adults.
Dr. Rubin specializes in mindfulness-based 3rd wave cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT), with a primary emphasis in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Dr. Rubin also provides clinical supervision to licensed clinicians seeking training in mindfulness-based 3rd wave cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT).
Dr. Rubin provides online continuing education (CE) courses through SimplePractice Learning.
Dr. Rubin's Approach
Dr. Rubin believes in creating an open, safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate therapeutic environment that is informed by structure to help you make the changes necessary to build the life you want.