Rebecca Rubin, LCAT

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Rebecca Rubin is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist. She received a Masters degree in Expressive Therapies and was trained in Mental Health Counseling at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In her work with children, teens, and adults, Rebecca specializes in addressing a variety of concerns including loss/bereavement, depression, anxiety, anger, self-harm, suicidal ideation, self-esteem, relationship/family concerns, and trauma (including sexual abuse, domestic violence, and childhood abuse). One of Rebecca’s favorite sayings by Thich Nhat Hanh is “No mud, no lotus” which expresses her deep trust in each client and family’s potential to grow and heal through life struggles. She draws on client strengths, integrating talk-therapy modalities including humanistic, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and  trauma-informed techniques  with her creative arts therapy background. As an ‘intermodalist’, Rebecca interweaves creativity utilizing the visual arts, writing, movement, drama, story-telling, guided imagery, meditation, and mindfulness.  Working with Rebecca, clients are able to identify and accessinner resiliency, connect holistically to their experiences, and give voice to that which there are no words. Rebecca uses her warmth, groundedness, empathy, and humor to tackle concerns with clients each step of the way.

Rebecca has a respect for diversity and honors differences.  She understands the role our identities-sexuality, race, ethnicity, gender, class, spirituality, etc.- play in our daily experiences. Practicing from the understanding that creative modalities connect us to our humanity, Rebecca fosters a space where clients can feel safe and empowered to express and embrace their whole selves without judgment.

Rebecca has presented at a number of conferences including the International Expressive Therapies Conferences in Peru and Hong Kong. She recently published an article in the Journal of Applied Arts and Health about her work utilizing the expressive arts in community-based activism. Additionally, Rebecca holds a BA in Child Development from Tufts University and a BM in Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory of Music.