Rubin Khoddam, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist and Founder of COPE Psychological Center in Los Angeles that provides services across CA. Dr. Rubin has a particular specialty in building resiliency for individuals dealing with addiction, trauma, and general mood disorders, such as depression and anxiety. Dr. Rubin earned his doctorate from the University of Southern California, has been funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse for his work in addiction, and has published 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Currently, in addition to seeing clients at COPE, Dr. Rubin is also the Team Lead for a residential rehabilitation treatment program for veterans struggling with addiction and homelessness at the West Los Angeles VA and is on faculty in UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences.
Dr. Rubin is an integrative teacher who uses self-help and science to communicate a message of hope, determination, self-empowerment, and strength. Through the years, Dr. Rubin has had experience in treating a variety of mental health issues, with a particular specialty in treating substance use disorders and trauma. Regardless of whether you are deciding to come to therapy to treat a specific diagnosis, decrease your substance use, deal with a difficult life transition, manage a difficult relationship, seek a meaningful relationship, or to find more meaning and purpose in your life, Dr. Rubin is here to support you on your path using evidence-based treatments, such as CBT, DBT, and ACT. Dr. Rubin's hope is that he can help you become more conscious of the patterns in your life so that you can not just live the life you want, but learn the skills to course-correct when you inevitably go off path – as we all do. Dr. Rubin strive to do this in palatable, supportive ways by integrating humanity, understanding, authenticity, and the evidence-based research along with years of practical experience to help you do your work as we all strive to do our own.