Abigail Ruben


Abigail Ruben


Telehealth Available
Professions: Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • NYSHIP Empire Plan
  • United Health Care
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Douglas Psychotherapy Services, PC
136 Madison avenue
New York, New York 10016

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My Approach to Helping

Abby Ruben is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who wholeheartedly believes that you are the expert on your own experiences. Her goal is to help connect you to that expertise in a safe, supportive environment.

Abby is passionate about working 1:1 with adults and teens navigating a variety of concerns, including substance abuse, anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, emotional dysregulation, and disordered eating. Abby has experience working at premier addiction and eating disorder treatment centers throughout the country, which helps inform her therapeutic approach.

Abby has the ability to put people at ease with her compassionate, warm style. She is nonjudgmental, genuine, and direct in nature. Abby does not believe in providing “cookie-cutter” treatment. Drawing from a background in CBT, psychodynamic therapy, motivational interviewing, and DBT, she tailors each person’s treatment to meet their own unique needs.

Nicknamed as “The Self-Care Queen,” practicing yoga, bringing true crime shows, cooking, and floating in the ocean are some of her go-to activities.

Abby earned a Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Miami, as well as a Bachelor of Art in Psychology from The University of Tampa. She is licensed in both New York and Florida.

More Info About My Practice

Douglas Psychotherapy was founded in 2005 out of a desire to create a different kind of private psychotherapy experience, one in which the most recent evidence based practices and more traditional psychodynamic psychotherapies go hand in hand while also offering innovative prevention resources that support wellness and thriving.

Douglas Psychotherapy offers a comprehensive range of therapy services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in order to address varied challenges. Our practitioners are an interdisciplinary multi-specialty suite of independent providers with locations on the upper east side and midtown. We share a unified goal: To support the health, vitality, purpose, and quality of life of everyone we serve.

With two easily accessible locations in Manhattan, Douglas Psychotherapy Services offers you both convenience and scheduling flexibility. Furthermore, we accept most insurance plans. Please feel free to contact us to learn more about Douglas Psychotherapy Services and arrange an appointment.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Career Choice
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Stress

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
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