Having a child or a family member with Autism or special needs takes a great toll on the entire family. It may be overwhelming to navigate the world of Autism and special needs. You do not need to travel on this journey alone, I am here to help. I too have traveled on this road and understand the various challenges families face.
Being a sibling to someone that has Autism or special needs may pose several challenges. It is important for siblings to receive proper attention and care. I am here to provide therapy for siblings. If the siblings are children, I have an entire play room dedicated in my work with children. I believe play is essential in my work with children.
Are you feeling as though your relationship needs to be tuned? Are you and your partner struggling or fighting more than usual? Does the relationship feel stressful or overwhelming? If so, I am here to help. As a Trained Gottman Couples Therapist, we can work together to find solutions.
Play is crucial in a child's development and is their language of communication. There is great power and value in PLAY. I enjoy working with children that have behavioral issues and face every day life challenges. We have a play room dedicated to our work with children.
Becoming a parent and taking care of a baby or child(ren) is not an easy task. It may feel like it's too much, overwhelming and lonely at times. Some new moms may even experience postpartum depression, and it is more common than most people think. I can provide guidance and the necessary steps needed to help through this process.
I am a Certified Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator. Even the strongest relationships are strained during the transition to parenthood, 67% of new parents experience conflict, disappointment and hurt feelings. Acquire necessary skills on how to have healthy and supportive family relationships.
Rubina is a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT #101043). She received her Masters of Arts in Marriage Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. Her specialty is to work with families that have a loved one(s) with Autism or special needs. In addition, she has a passion to work with siblings and children with behavioral issues. She has a play room dedicated for play therapy in her work with children. Likewise, Rubina works with couples, families, and individuals as well as with women on such issues as postpartum depression.
“Something will grow from all you are going through. It will be you.” Anonymous
All communications is held in strict confidence unless you provide written permission to release information about your treatment. If you participate in couples or family therapy, I will not disclose confidential information about your treatment unless all person(s) who participated in the treatment with you provide their written authorization to release. There are exceptions to confidentiality. I am required to report instances of suspected child, dependent adult, and elder abuse. I may be required or permitted to break confidentiality when I have determined that a client presents a serious danger of physical violence to another person or when a client is dangerous to him or herself. Communications between myself and clients who are minors (under the age of 18) are confidential. However, parents and other guardians who provide authorization for their child’s treatment are often involved in the treatment.
Sessions are typically scheduled to occur one time per week at the same time and day if possible. In order to cancel or reschedule an appointment, you are expected to notify your therapist at least 24 hrs in advance of your appointment. If you do not provide your therapist with at least 24 hours notice in advance, you are responsible for payment for the missed session. Please understand that your insurance company will not pay for missed or cancelled sessions. Non-urgent phone calls are returned during normal workdays within 24 hours. If you have an urgent need to speak with your therapist, please indicate that fact in your message and follow any instructions that have been provided to you by your therapist. In the event of a medical emergency or an emergency involving a threat to your safety or the safety of others, please call 911 to request emergency assistance.