Rubina is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is dedicated to supporting the whole family in discovering hopeful new solutions to your child's unique developmental and behavioral concerns.
Rubina has a personal connection to helping children with specific developmental needs, since she grew up with a sibling with autism. From a young age, she has developed the patience and nurturing to help kids practice the skills of social success and feel good and secure in relationship to others. Rubina fully understands the daily challenges and planning for the road ahead that are always on the minds of parents and family members of a child with complex developmental, medical and behavioral needs.
Because of her direct family experience, Rubina has pursued additional training as a professional. Now she is especially talented in supporting families that have a child or loved one with autism or other special needs. She has a passion to work with siblings who are making sense of a brother or sister's feelings and behavior.
Rubina has a special focus on sensory processing, developing sensory calm down spaces for students at school, and offers teacher trainings on the influences of sensory processing needs, learning differences and ADHD on school behavior and improving academic performance.
As a mother of two children, Rubina deeply understands the transition to starting a family and welcoming a new baby as a couple. She is a Prepare/Enrich Facilitator, a Trained Gottman Couples Therapist and a Certified Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator, able to care for and support new mothers and fathers who may feel the fatigue, stress, and overwhelm of being new parents.
She especially enjoys sitting and talking with parents of children from toddlers to teens, and teaching evidenced-based parenting strategies to calm the tension and strengthen relationships between parents and kids toward better listening and cooperation.
Rubina received her Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. She is also a member of the Association for Play Therapy and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.