Gussie Lynn Rubin, MFT
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - 37639|
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Therapy isn't just skill, or compassion, or strategies. It's the intimate process in which we think together creatively, speaking and listening in ways that feel true and heartfelt, and result in insight and release.
As we sit together, we work to develop trust and forthrightness between us. We explore what you experience as depression, anxiety, loneliness, escape into addiction. Through conversation, meditative inquiry, imaginative play, sometimes just sitting quietly, we reformulate your disappointment and hopelessness into a sense of lively openness that expands what is possible for you. Where we go and what we find are adventures we undertake together, facilitated by my ability to help you develop trust, insight, and spontaneity. Some of our work is hard, and some is fun, but it is all mutual.
Email or Call Gussie Lynn Rubin, MFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 23596
More Info About My Practice
For more than twenty years I have worked in a comfortable office in North Berkeley, with easy access by car, BART, and AC Transit. I offer evening and week-end appointments. I don't accept insurance (and am happy to tell you why), but I hope my generous sliding scale can make it possible for us to work together.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I see adult individuals and couples with a wide range of emotional difficulties, sexual orientations, and cultural identities. Many have hidden disabilities and chronic pain.
All of us wish to increase our capacity to live our lives more fully.
As I am aging, , I am increasingly interested in working with people facing the physical, emotional, and existential issues that aging and the prospect of the end of life serve up so insistently. These issues bring into high relief our disappointments and losses, and the consequences that have followed from them. We must make peace with them if we are to stay open and creative rather than closing down in despair.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
From birth onwards, we are impacted by our interactions with the world. We draw conclusions about ourselves and the world from these interactions, and these conclusions become our blueprints for how life works. These blueprints limits what we think and do, and we don't even know it.
In our work, we bring these underlying assumptions to consciousness, so their hold on us can be loosened and can be replaced with openness and curiosity. This is the job of therapy.
Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Clinical Supervision
Ages I Work With
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