Dr. Michael Rubino III, PHD

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Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology | Male

101 Gregory Ln Ste 33 Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 Get Directions
Dr. Michael Rubino III, PHD
I am a third generation Italian-American. I was born and raised in the Bay Area. I was also educated in the Bay Area. I attended UC Berkeley, St Mary's College for my Masters and CSPP - Alameda for my doctorate degree. All my degrees are in Clinical psychology. A majority of my internships were with Childrens Mental Health of Contra Costa County. In 1997 I was licensed as a marriage and family therapist. I also have had the opportunity to serve on the Ethics Committee for Children's Hispital Oakland and as a Neuropschological research assistant and intern and John Muir Medical Center. Additionally I served on the Students Attendance Review Board for the Pittsburgh Unified School District and on the Domestic Violence Advisory Board and Child Abduction Response Board for the Concord Police Department. Since my family immigrated to the United States, we have all been educated by the Christian Brothers. I have adopted their views, "enter to learn, learn to serve" and "the more you know the more you owe." I am always looking for ways that I can and my practice can give back to the community. I served on the De La Salle Alumni Board for 12 years and I am a founding member of the National Alive & Free Board which works with high risk teenagers. I also started the Lucas Michael Rubino Family and Child Counseling Center in 2003. This Center was started in honor of my nephew who passed away at 18 months from a rare heart disorder. He had a love for life and always a smile for everyone no matter how sick he was feeling. We wanted to ensure that his love for life and people was carried on. Therefore, the Lucas Center serves as an advocate for children's rights, as a place where people can receive therapy at a price they can afford and not feel embarrassed if they can only pay $10. Furthermore, the Center serves as an adovcate against the hate and numerous massive shooting we have been experiencing in society. We encourage everyone working together not saying or doing things that will encourage you to look down on someone. I am often asked how can I listen to people complain day after day. I don't know. It was a gift I was born with as a child. I enjoy listening to someone and being able to help them. It makes me feel good. I also am very honored by my career and take it very seriously. I have people trusting ne with their lives and their children's lives. This is a huge honor and responsibility. I can do my job every day because I view it as a priveldge and honor to be able to do it. Also people have helped me through my life and this is away to give back. All of us need help at different times in our lives. If I can help someone in therapy without them being embarrassed or ashamed about needing therapy then I have fulfilled my promise to all those people in my life who helped me. i look forward to having the opportunity of working with you in therapy.

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Dr. Rubino III's Care Philosophy

I believe there is no reason anyone should be embarrassed or ashamed about needing psychotherapy. We have designed our office to provide a safe, friendly atmosphere so you can come in without being embarrassed. We also believe in a team approach so you are part of the team. We encourage your questions and suggestions about your therapy. We understand most people are coming in for psychotherapy during a very difficult time. We are here to do whatever we can to help make the difficult time easier for you and so you feel you have people in your life who are supporting you and you do not have to worry about our opinions. We have found many people feel overwhelmed and may not understand everything that is occurring especially when it involves Court. We are here to also help explain the situation or help you find the answers you need. We look forward to working with you

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101 Gregory Ln Ste 33
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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4.1
based on 10 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Rubino III's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Lafayette, Ca |
I found him to be very compassionate and understanding. He allowed me to ask all the questions I needed regarding my daughter's panic attacks so I understood what was happening. He figured out she was being bullied and help me work with the school to stop the bullying and to create an environment where my daughter felt safe
in Danville, Ca |
Dr. Rubino is the first therapist to listen about the multiple issues my son is dealing with and took the time to consult with his physician. It has only been a couple sessions by he is making great progress. I would highly recommend him
in Sacramento, Ca |
I have been looking for a therapist who treats PTSD and works with schools because my son needs an IEP. I tried numerous therapist and most did not deal with schools or they didn't treat PTSD in teens. I found Dr. Rubino's website & knew I found the right match. Even though he is 1 hour away He has helped my son tremendously with his PTSD symptoms. Also after arguing with the school for 3 years, Dr. Rubino was able to get the Schoon to test my son and hold an IEP meeting. He is fantastic!
in walnut Creek, Ca |
Dr. Rubino was great at helping my older son with his depression and now he is doing a fantastic job.helping my younger son with an eating disorder. He always takes time to answer questions and concerns you have as a parent. Also he is the only therapist I have found who will call you back on the weekends or a holiday. I would highly recommend Dr. Rubino if your family or teenager needs therapy
in Concord, CA |
Dr. Rubino had excellent insights and patience with our young daughter. Both my wife and I couldn't be happier with her progress.
in Walnut Creek, CA |
Dr Rubino helped me and my children survive a terrible divorce. He was very good at helping my 14 year old son open up and express his anger. I don't know what I would have done without him.
in Alamo, Ca |
He really helped our 17 ye old son and helped us understand his panic attacks
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    Dr. Rubino III says...

    I am a third generation Italian-American.  I was born and raised in the Bay Area.  I was also educated in the Bay Area. I attended UC Berkeley, St Mary's College for my Masters and CSPP - Alameda for my doctorate degree.  All my degrees are in Clinical psychology. A majority of my internships were with Childrens Mental Health of Contra Costa County.  In 1997 I was licensed as a marriage and family therapist.   

    I also have had the opportunity to serve on the Ethics Committee for Children's Hispital Oakland and as a Neuropschological research assistant and intern and John Muir Medical Center. Additionally I served on the Students Attendance Review Board for the Pittsburgh Unified School District and on the Domestic Violence Advisory Board and Child Abduction Response Board for the Concord Police Department.

    Since my family immigrated to the United States, we have all been educated by the Christian Brothers. I have adopted their views, "enter to learn, learn to serve" and "the more you know the more you owe."  I am always looking for ways that I can and my practice can give back to the community. I served on the De La Salle Alumni Board for 12 years and I am a founding member of the National Alive & Free Board which works with high risk teenagers.

     I also started the Lucas Michael Rubino Family and Child Counseling Center in 2003.  This Center was started in honor of my nephew who passed away at 18 months from a rare heart disorder.  He had a love for life and always a smile for everyone no matter how sick he was feeling.  We wanted to ensure that his love for life and people was carried on.  Therefore, the Lucas Center serves as an advocate for children's rights, as a place where people can receive therapy at a price they can afford and not feel embarrassed if they can only pay $10.  Furthermore, the Center serves as an adovcate against the hate and numerous massive shooting we have been experiencing in society. We encourage everyone working together not saying or doing things that will encourage you to look down on someone.

    I am often asked how can I listen to people complain day after day. I don't know. It was a gift I was born with as a child. I enjoy listening to someone and being able to help them. It makes me feel good.  I also am very honored by my career and take it very seriously. I have people trusting ne with their lives and their children's lives.  This is a huge honor and responsibility. I can do my job every day because I view it as a priveldge and honor to be able to do it.  Also people have helped me through my life and this is away to give back. All of us need help at different times in our lives.  If I can help someone in therapy without them being embarrassed or ashamed about needing therapy then I have fulfilled my promise to all those people in my life who helped me.

    i look forward to having the opportunity of working with you in therapy.

    Dr. Rubino III's Care Philosophy

    I believe there is no reason anyone should be embarrassed or ashamed about needing psychotherapy. We have designed our office to provide a safe, friendly atmosphere so you can come in without being embarrassed. We also believe in a team approach so you are part of the team. We encourage your questions and suggestions about your therapy. We understand most people are coming in for psychotherapy during a very difficult time. We are here to do whatever we can to help make the difficult time easier for you and so you feel you have people in your life who are supporting you and you do not have to worry about our opinions.  We have found many people feel overwhelmed and may not understand everything that is occurring especially when it involves Court.  We are here to also help explain the situation or help you find the answers you need.  We look forward to working with you 

    Dr. Rubino III says...

    I have treated patients who are depressed, suicial, who cut, Bipolar Disorder I and II, OCD, Autism, PTSD, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, victims of abuse and anger issues. I also treat people dealing with cancer, patients seeking stomach surgeries.  Furthermore, I treat divorce issues & serve as a 730 Expert.  Also I work with children who are ADHD and assist families in getting an IEP for their child.  I also work with adolescents who are on probation, house arrest or in Juvenile Hall

    Dr. Rubino III says...

    I am an expert providing psychotherapy for teenagers both high risk and the average teen. I also provide psychotherapy for adults, couples and families. Additionally, I handle high conflict divorces and provide reunification therapy. I am trained and certified in assessing and treating Domestic Violence and anger management. I am also trained and certified in EMDR at level II. I also am experienced and trained in treating people with chronic health issues or who are dying.  I also am able to work with family members who have someone dying, dealing with Alzheimer's or someone dealing with grief after a death.  Additionally, I am trained in critical incident debriefing and responding to traumatic events on site. I have worked with police departments regarding issues when an officer has died, kidnapping and random acts of violence on school sites

    Dr. Rubino III's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Specializes in Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    Conditions Treated

    • ADHD and-or ADD
    • Anxiety Attack
    • Autism
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • Depression
    • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
    • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
    • Panic Disorder Without Agorapobia
    • Physical Abuse of Adult
    • Physical Abuse of Child
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Sex Addiction
    • Sexual Abuse of Adolescent
    • Sexual Abuse of Child
    • Social Anxiety Disorder
    • Suicidal Ideation

    Education

    • Medical School
      Calif. School Of Professional Psychology/ Doctorate In Psychol

      Graduated in 2000

    • Internship Hospital
      Contra Costa Co

      Completed in 1995

    • Residency Hospital
      Contra Costa Co Hlth Srvs

      Completed in 1997

    • Undergraduate School
      St. Mary's College, Masters Degree

      Graduated in 1993

      Uc Berkeley

      Graduated in 1989

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Italian
    • Spanish

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    Specialties

    • Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology

    Procedures Performed

    • ADHD Testing
    • Adolescent Counseling
    • Behavior Modification
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    • Counseling Services
    • Couples Therapy
    • Crisis Intervention
    • Family Counseling
    • Grief Therapy
    • Group Psychotherapy
    • Individual Therapy
    • Marital Counseling
    • Pediatric Counseling
    • Psychotherapy Services
    • Stress Management