My practice focuses on helping adolescents and adults who are struggling to overcome anxiety, depression, and adjustment disorders. I have particular expertise in working with men of all ages. I also focus on couples that are struggling to resolve differences and achieve greater harmony and intimacy. Often, differing parenting styles contribute to disconnects within a couple, particularly when parenting children with emotional, behavioral or developmental challenges and differences. I work with such couples to create a more unified parenting structure and to strike the important balance of familial obligation and self-care.
Are you feeling worried, hopeless, or out of control and just can't shake it? Have you been through something that continues to haunt you day after day? Are you ready to take a step to better cope with your emotions? If you answered yes to any of these questions, therapy may be beneficial to you! I strive to provide individualized services that will be most beneficial to you in reaching your goals. My clinical approach incorporates elements of person-centered counseling, psychodynamic counseling, and cognitive behavioral therapy to help my clients reach their goals.
I am a licensed clinical social worker specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents, and families. I have numerous years experience working with children across a variety of clinical and educational settings, incorporating the use of play therapy and informed by current research in child development. I meet my clients with warmth, respect, and a desire to work to facilitate a relationship of deep understanding. Utilizing an integrative perspective, I engage my clients in creative and individualized therapeutic approaches, help them deepen their understanding of themselves, and support their work towards greater emotional health and well-being.
I subscribe to Irving Yalom's "fellow travelers" philosophy of psychotherapy that seeks to eradicate the old hierarchy of "therapist" and "patient." I consider it a sacred honor to be walking alongside my clients on the road toward more healthy, passionate, fulfilling lives and, as such, find myself just as inspired through the process of therapy as they are.
Feeling Stressed? Depressed? Anxious? or Overwhelmed? Sometimes we may feel stuck, not realizing we are going through a life transition... You do not have to keep feeling stuck… Life adjustments can be the catalyst to the personal growth you desire! You can begin to live out the life of health, wellness, wellbeing and abundance that you desire!
Therapy can be about making changes, confronting difficult topics or processing barriers that exist in everyday life. Rubin Therapy works to build a collaborative therapeutic relationship between client and therapist to address your needs and your concerns. Together, you and your therapist will look for patterns and behaviors that have held back progress or success, and explore ways to improve daily functioning. Our therapists integrate humanistic and strength based techniques while incorporating mindfulness to create changes.
I am a psychologist with over 25 years experience working with adults, adolescents and children. I maintain private practices in both New York City and Princeton, New Jersey. I believe that therapy is a collaborative undertaking and practice in an interactive manner employing both insight and action as the building blocks for healing, change and revitalizing transformation.
My ideal client would be someone who is trying to make connections from their past to the present, not to relive their past, but to understand why they may be struggling in the present. Learning to let go of old habits, old ways of thinking that were dysfunctional, is key to living mindfully in the present. Changing the response to the narrative is important to be able to move forward from your past experiences.
The decision to enter counseling is a personal one. Many questions may come with this decision including: • How can counseling help me? • How do I find the right counselor? • What can I expect at a counseling session? • When will I start to feel better? Through supportive listening, compassionate humor, and collaboration, my goal is to help you challenge unhealthy ways of functioning, cope with life stressors, and identify what is going well. Positive recognition is key to feeling good about ourselves and helps inspire wellness and success.
For those of us in the LGBTQ+ community, it can be challenging to find comfort and safety in a world that is often negating—and even hostile—toward queer people. Psychotherapy can provide a new sense of hope for each of us. Current research indicates that the single greatest factor leading to successful outcomes in therapy is the relationship between client and therapist. We can create a safe space together. I’ll work with you to create and foster a safe, compassionate, judgment-free therapeutic space for you to breathe, think, explore and be heard.
I am assisting couples (of any ethnic or racial background, gender identity, or sexual orientation) to preserve intimacy and satisfaction during a lifetime together, even after infidelity; I am assisting families to weather the storms of adolescence and to maintain familial closeness; I am accompanying people diagnosed with "mental illness" or addiction on their journey back to wholeness and well being. I welcoming victims of trauma and racial oppression. I am available for phone consultations before or between sessions. I do assessments for immigration and prison release purposes and serve as expert in complex custody trials.
Specializing in Grief and Loss, of all kinds, including loss of job, end of a relationship, divorce, loss of health, serious diagnosis or life-changing accident, other life transitions such as, retirement, empty nest, as well as loss due to death of a loved one. Suffering from Depression or Anxiety? Need help with Marital Problems? Having difficulty adjusting to a new life circumstance? I can help you navigate many of the difficulties on the road of life. I work well with Adolescents, as well as Young Adults, Adults and Elderly clients. Call or e-mail me today.
An ideal client would be someone who might struggle with either anxiety, depression, or substance abuse. Their needs and goals would be to improve their self esteem and learn how to cope with the symptoms of their mental health disorder(s). They want to be able to work on themselves with the support and guidance of a therapist until they can do it on their own and live a happier fulfilling life.
I am a psychologist with over twenty years of experience providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults from a range of backgrounds. I assist individuals with issues related to family, work and peer relationships, academic and professional development, parenting, trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, post-partum adjustment and life transitions.
When it comes to therapy, I believe that one size does not fit all. I incorporate a variety of treatment approaches that are tailored to each client's unique needs and experiences. We work collaboratively on goals that best reflect your personality, strengths and challenges. Research has shown that a strong therapeutic relationship is the foundation of successful therapy. I strive to provide a warm, safe and non-judgmental space where clients feel both seen and heard. I have particular expertise in helping clients to navigate life with chronic illness, from adjusting to a new diagnosis to grieving losses to caring for a loved one.
Navigating life can be challenging, especially when we are dealing with emotional pain, relationship problems or addiction. At times the assistance of a therapist is needed to help regain stability. The foundation of therapy is the therapeutic relationship between therapist and client. I am experienced in providing individual, marital/relationship and family therapy. I have extensive experience treating depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, stress, relationship issues (intimacy & sexuality), anger management, compulsive behaviors and sexual addictions.
Many of us struggle with everyday stressors. Whether stemming from family dynamics, work difficulties, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, low self esteem, identity confusion or a combination of contributors, these stressors can have a profound effect on our quality of life. Finding change and accepting support is a journey that takes time, compassion and patience. I offer psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families with a strengths-based approach, aimed at making clients feel engaged and vested in their treatment process. Through self reflection and collaborative efforts, I work with clients to balance these life stressors and make them more manageable.
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, MA, LPC, NCC
My ideal client is one who is hopeful that they can achieve, overcome, or get through their concern. I know that each client is unique in their issues, needs, and goals and I don't judge those areas. Instead, I respect the client's focus and seek to understand what those are. Ideally, the client has goals that are not only in the here and now, but can be sustaining and are realistic. In addition, the needs of the client are reasonable and obtainable needs such as improving one's mood because they're sad, alleviating symptoms of anxiety that's been ongoing for weeks, or having a better relationship with a family member.
Are change and uncertainty making you feel anxious? Do you feel that it's a struggle to work through challenges in your life? If you are tired of trying to make things better on your own, I am here to help you and your family learn healthy coping strategies to manage the emotions and behaviors that trouble you. In therapy, find the clarity and balance you need to connect deeply to your inner strengths to create lasting, positive changes in your life. I am focused on helping you meet your goals and make the changes to your life that you want to see.
I have over 20 years of experience helping adolescents, adults, and couples navigate difficult times, confusing and debilitating feelings, and complicated relationships. My treatment approach starts with the client--with the belief that everyone is exquisitely unique--and therefore therapy is not one-size-fits-all. I believe that being genuine with clients is essential; in my office you will find a healing conversation, not talking to a stone wall.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Princeton are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Princeton then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Princeton, or Child Psychologists in Princeton.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Princeton psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Princeton specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.