Dr. Michael Rubino III, PHD

Dr. Michael Rubino III, PHD

Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
Dr. Michael Rubino III, PHD is a clinical child & adolescent psychologist in Pleasant Hill, CA and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Calif. School Of Professional Psychology/ Doctorate In Psychol in 2000 and specializes in clinical child & adolescent psychology.Read his story

101 Gregory Ln Ste 33

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

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(925) 827-9876

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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This content was provided by Dr. Rubino III "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rubino III "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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1  Specialties

  • Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Rubino III does not have any board certifications listed.

17  Conditions Treated

15  Procedures

  • 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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

1 Sanction
  • Noncompliance with a Board Order (1/11/2018)
    Action Taken: Probation
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: California
0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Uc Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • St. Mary's College, Masters Degree
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Contra Costa Co
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Contra Costa Co Hlth Srvs
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Calif. School Of Professional Psychology/ Doctorate In Psychol
    Medical School | Graduated 2000

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Languages Spoken

  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Rubino was a tremendous assistance in helping my son get an IEP at school and he was fantastic working with my son. He never felt embarrassed about going to therapy and in fact he enjoyed it. Dr. Rubino really helped my son’s self-esteem and help him cope with his ADHD
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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Dr. Rubino had excellent insights and patience with our young daughter. Both my wife and I couldn't be happier with her progress.
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