One of the most challenging jobs we universally share is that of growing up. We never stop. Being on friendly terms with who we really are isn’t always so easy in relation to others, our varied roles in life, and in our personal and professional strivings.
It’s an honor to spend time with those with whom I work learning from and with you, without judgment, offering genuine interest and support. Sometimes what we think are our greatest challenges are only symptoms and repeated patterns of experiences that underly our greatest opportunities for growth and change. The therapeutic relationship provides a safe space for meaningful dialogue, insights and planning together the application of practical insights and tools you’ve mastered (or working to master) that will lead to day to day improvements in your health and experiences in the world.
Embarking upon a therapy relationship is a courageous decision. In fact, therapy provides a space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, behaviors and experiences. Together, we will determine what works for you and what doesn’t. We will explore how you’ve become the person, the professional, the couple, the parent or caregiver, and/or the family that has found us working together. Our overarching shared goal is that of promoting your self-understanding and acceptance, productive decision-making, healthier methods for coping, day to day improved functioning and ultimately, your autonomy. Peace of mind is something you deserve.
Dr. Kim Rubenstein earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University, a Master’s degree in Organizational Behavior and Counseling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology, and a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She tends to integrate psychoanalytic, experiential and relational approaches to treatment.
Dr. Rubenstein works across the lifespan with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. She has great interest in developmental psychology, attachment and identity development.
Areas of Specialization:
- Cognitive/Academic and Social Issues (including loneliness, social isolation, identity development)
- Parenting and Co-Parenting, Family Dynamics
- Couples Counseling (including communication and intimacy) and those who are struggling to find meaningful intimate relationships
- Depression, Anxiety and Uncertainty
- Professional/Career Development
- Organizational and Leadership Consultation and Coaching (change management, talent and leadership development, conflict management and resolution)
- Therapy addressing career-related challenges and decisions
Dr. Rubenstein has worked in higher education, organizational consultation (assessment, leadership development, conflict management, coaching) and clinical practice. She is an adjunct faculty member at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Courses taught include: Research Methods; Clinical Assessment; Organizational Assessment; LifeSpan Development, Coaching, Intergroup Conflict, Large Group Methods, Interviewing, Career Development and has presented her work at national conferences geared towards professionals in higher education (i.e., NASPA and HLC). Dr. Rubenstein is also Co-Founder and Chief Research & Product Officer for Compatibility, a company that uses psychometric assessments and matching algorithms to connect students and professionals to key supportive relationships in the communities in which they live and learn.