Rut Gubkin, Ph.D.
Psychotherapy ★ Consultation ★ Training ★ Media
Disaster Mental Health ★ Culturally Responsive Services
License CA PSY: 18380
CA LMFT: 20078
Rut Gubkin, PhD
Psychotherapy ★ Consultation ★ Training
Media ★ Disaster Mental Health
Culturally Competent Services ★
What do I offer?
I see children, adolescents and adults in individual, family and couples therapy. Being in a university community I also have many years of experience working with college students.
My approach to psychotherapy is interactive, down to earth and practical and at the same time reflective of who you are, where you are coming from and how you can get where you want to be. We focus on your strengths and on exploring what has been getting in your way and sabotaging you. Was it your upbringing? Other experiences in your past? Recent ones? Sometimes, difficult times might evoke questions of meaning and purpose in life. I’m open to address these questions from an existential and spiritual perspective. Sessions are typically once a week, but this can change depending on your situation.
My specialties include:
Traumatic experiences/PTSD (personal/cultural traumatic experiences, childhood and present, relocation, immigration, first and second generation of immigrants)
Strategies for building resilience and coping skills
Grief and loss
Navigating through cultural/ethnic identities
Behavioral Medicine/Health Psychology (Pregnancy/pregnancy loss/ infertility, post-partum depression, menopause, illness/terminal illness, injuries, pre-post surgery issues)
Life transitions (aging, retirement, empty nest syndrome, college/graduate school transition and adjustment, launching)
Parenting, family and child/adolescent challenges (academic and social adjustment, family transitions, divorce, alternative families, single parenting, co-parenting, blended family)
Please feel free to contact me to explore the possibility of working together.
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