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Dr. Jeffrey B. Rubin is a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City and Bedford Hills, NY. who has worked with children, adolescents and individual adults for over thirty years. He is also an experienced couples therapist with a strong background in both traditional psychotherapy and more contemporary modalities and has worked in non-traditional ways with troubled families, meeting for several hours at a time or extended periods over a weekend, in order to break through difficult and long-standing family dynamics that are causing severe dysfunction and heartbreak.
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"Since every person is unique, any one-size-fits-all approach to therapy will ultimately fail. For me good therapy must be individualized. It is like jazz. It requires a sound basis in the fundamentals, and years of experience - at which point the therapist has the freedom and flexibility to improvise and use a variety of approaches and tools, geared to what the patient needs, rather than what the therapist believes."
     
           

Dr. Rubin is a graduate of Princeton University, Columbia University and Union Institute. He received psychoanalytic training at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and The Westchester Institute for Training in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. He has published four books, numerous articles and has taught at various universities, psychoanalytic institutes and meditation and yoga centers including Union Theological Seminary, Yeshiva University, The Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, The C. G. Jung Foundation of New York, The American Institute for Psychoanalysis, Westchester Institute for Training in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, The Harlem Family Institute, New York Insight and Yoga Sutra. He is a training and supervising analyst at the Westchester Institute for Training in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.

Dr. Rubin is widely regarded as one of the leading authorities on the integration of meditation and psychotherapy. In his ground-breaking and critically acclaimed Psychotherapy & Buddhism: Towards an Integration, Dr. Rubin forged his own unique synthesis of Eastern and Western thought. He illuminated each discipline’s strengths and weaknesses and the ways in which they could enrich each other. In a soon to be completed book – The Sound of Two Hands Clapping: The Marriage of Psychoanalysis and Zen – Dr. Rubin deepens and broadens his exploration of how a judicious blending of the best of the Eastern meditative and Western psychotherapeutic traditions offers us unmatched tools for living with greater awareness and freedom, wisdom and compassion.

In his recent writing and workshops on The Art of Flourishing, Dr. Rubin is especially interested in illuminating both those forces in the world that are driving us crazy and those personal and collective resources we can draw on to not only stay sane, but to flourish in challenging times.