Ms Liz Rubin (LMSW, MA) is New York City based psychotherapist specializing in anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, and related mood disorders. She has a particular interest in helping professionals overcome emotional obstacles exacerbated by workplace challenges such as career transition and job overwhelm.
Her approach is built upon the bio-psychosocial model of human behavior and relies upon a strong foundation of empathy and trust. She helps clients incrementally gain insight into their past and how old behavioral and thought patterns can inhibit progress in their careers and personal lives. Over time, clients become more productive in the workplace and improve their relationships not only with others, but with themselves.
Ms. Rubin also supports families with children challenged by ADHD and autism. She develops strategies to help children strengthen self-regulation and change behaviors interfering with the demands of daily living. Her approach embraces concepts of positive reinforcement, Applied Behavior Analysis, (ABA) therapy, and best practices derived from Stanley Greenspan's Floortime model.
What I enjoy about the work that I do is the ability to be able to be the catalyst to help lift you from your depression, anxiety, issues with your career or children or relationship. I can't say that I do this work alone. We do it together. Providing empathy, outstanding listening skills in a safe environment creates an environment of safety. I also get satisfaction out of knowing that there are times when we can get to the heart of a problem very quickly and it might take just a couple of sessions to get relief.
Liz gave me a whole new perspective on how to define myself professionally and in my life. It was a refreshing new look that enabled me to excel within my network and build stronger, larger and more profound relationships, simply by understanding my own strengths. I grew personally and professionally from her very insightful and grounded approach.
I contacted Liz when I was having some loneliness around the issues that were resulting from COVID-19. I was suffering from some medical conditions as well as anxiety and trauma. Liz has extensive experience in autoimmune conditions so we discussed how my medical and emotional situation was impacting my mood. Liz helped me process some of the trauma and I’ve been feeling better ever since. She’s also helped me implement a meditation practice and to my routine.
I worked with Liz with a 7 year child that she was supporting who had autism and ADHD. We implemented aba concepts as well as as child centered approaches. Liz was able to provide parent training and help the parents understand how they might have been contributing to the emotional dysregulation of the child. Through parent training and play therapy the situation improved dramatically within a three month period. In addition Liz was able to utilize her advocacy skills and help the parents navigate the special education system to successful placement. She was also a great advocate in increasing the amount of hours that they were able to get under insurance. She is fantastic and any family would be incredibly lucky to have her on their team.
I went to Liz originally for some career advice. I was having difficulty with a boss that I had. The situation was getting so bad that I was convinced I would have to leave the company. Liz and I sat down and discuss the situation and came up with a roadmap and a plan. Next thing I knew I got promoted into another department and I am loving it. Her experience in social work and recruiting really help bring things to life in a new way. I would work with her again in a heartbeat!
I first will do a 15 minute free consultation to see if we are a good match. Then we will set up weekly sessions where we will discuss some of the reasons for coming to therapy. I will learn about your background and what you've been going through as well as a little bit of family history and anything else about you that you would like me to know.
During our sessions, I also focus on strength-based solutions. For example we concentrate on what is working for you and why that is working and how you have developed coping mechanisms that are both useful or maladaptive. We talk about ways of solving for some of those maladaptive behaviors and thoughts. I congratulate you for seeking help.
Takes a very strong person and a courageous person to want to initiate exploring the reasons for difficulties and suffering.
I have two masters degrees from Columbia University. I am also a licensed social worker. I have 20 years experience working in corporate America which helps give me a unique perspective on what people are going through in their work environment. I am very generous in providing any career assistance needed as well.