Rebecca Ruben,ASW

BA, Emory University

MSW, University of Southern California

In Progress:

Perinatal Mental Health Certification (PMH-C)

EMDR Basic Training with an Emphasis on Perinatal Trauma and Maternal Mental Health

Previous experiences:

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)

Harvard University, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies

Glendale Community College

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Kaiser Permanente, Department of Psychiatry

Green Dot Public Schools

Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove


My therapy style is strengths-based and empathetic.

I recognize how hard it can be to seek change and ask for help; I love supporting clients in this work. I am passionate about people and our diverse experiences. I believe we all can benefit from telling our stories and finding new ways to understand them. Research reveals that clients who trust and feel comfortable with their therapists, report better results. Knowing this to feel all too true in therapy, together, we'll create a collaborative relationship based on trust, curiosity, understanding, and humor in order to find growth and healing for you.

I enjoy working with clients on a variety of concerns including anxiety and depression, sexual identity, stress management, life transitions, chronic illness, career, grief, and relationship dynamics. I admire the resilient human spirit in each of us & hope to build from that as we get to know your present & past challenges.

I have worked in public school settings across LA and Orange Counties with elementary schools, middle schools, and high school students. In this school work, I have supported students and families healing from trauma, mental health crises, grief, academic challenges, and relationship issues. Additionally, I have provided college-level mental health counseling at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and Glendale Community College serving a diverse populations of adults of all ages.

Please call for a free 15 minute phone consult to discuss what you're wanting to work on & to give you a chance to get to know me.


  • License No. and State: ASW 71477 California

  • Supervisor Names: Leah Niehaus, CA LCSW 21766 (Hermosa)

    Marina Chatterton, CA LCSW 26126 (Silver Lake)

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: National Association of Social Workers

  • Member Since: 2015

  • Membership: California Society for Clinical Social Work

  • Member Since: 2016


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