David Rubin


About Me

Congratulations on taking the first step toward healing. Asking for help is hard and one of the most difficult things is to find a therapist who you feel "gets" you, that you feel you can build a strong supportive connection with. I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California and have been in practice since July 2015. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults, those suffering from trauma, rape, sexual assault, grief and loss, and those struggling with school issues (academic under achievement, bullying, emotional disturbance).
I have worked with victims of rape, sexual assault & domestic violence from children as young as five to adults. I have worked as a mental health therapist at schools for students with emotional disturbance, grief issues and trauma from kindergarten-12th grade since February 2013. My therapeutic orientation is varied and draws from several different types of therapy: Client-Centered, Solution-Focused, Cognitive Behavioral, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral and Psycho-dynamic Therapies.
I take an honest, respectful, sensitive approach to therapy & acknowledge the client and their circumstances as unique and firstly assist the client in the development of coping skills. As therapy progresses more of the client's past will be explored to help the client work through previously unprocessed issues.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Communication Problems , Emptiness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Men's Issues , Posttraumatic Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #88029 (Expires: 2022-12-31)


Written by J.O. on Mar 15, 2021 after counseling with David for 6 months

David has been very helpful for my daughter. His expertise, patience , listening and advises are ver well appreciated and valued.

Written by K.A. on Mar 03, 2021 after counseling with David for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

David's help over the past year and a half has helped me grow and has positively impacted my mental health. He is compassionate, understanding, and a good listener. He has fostered a safe virtual environment which has allowed me to work through difficult traumas and life circumstances.

Written by L.I. on May 10, 2020 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and intimacy-related issues

David is great! Very good listener and provided helpful tips.

Written by A.L. on Apr 25, 2020 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression

Dave is great! What I appreciate about him the most is the applicable advice he has given me during our sessions. He is an active listener, compassionate but also not afraid to steer you in the right direction. I have found him to be very helpful.