Elizabeth's practice is vast in both populations and clinical focus. She is an integrated therapist with a wide array of theoretical orientations including relational therapy, person-centered therapy, CBT, drama therapy, narrative therapy, and family systems therapy, among others. Therapy is not a one-size fits all experience, and therefore she finds it important to remain flexible and open to what personally resonates with each client.
She offers an authentic, humorous, and empathetic warmth to her sessions while also challenging you to fully be present and show up for yourself throughout the work. Through your therapeutic relationship and alongside you, the expert of your own journey, together you will access your many strengths to navigate the moments and experiences that have previously and currently continue to shape you and your life.
Elizabeth believes that healing takes place in relationships. It is her hope that the journey you embark on together will offer you a solid foundation for healing, growth, and positive change. Her intention is for you to feel fully seen, heard, and understood within the therapeutic relationship.
Elizabeth Rubino B.A., M.A., M.A., RDT, MHC-LP is a registered drama therapist, mental health counselor, and life coach. Liz received both of her M.A. degrees from NYU Steinhardt in Drama Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. As a drama therapist, Liz worked for years with Creative Alternatives of New York as a group therapist for populations including LGBTQI homeless teens, adults on the Spectrum, domestic violence survivors, sexually trafficked teen girls, inpatient psychiatry, and international refugees. Liz has also worked extensively as a private life coach for individuals and families. Her specialties include trauma, PTSD and post-traumatic growth, marriage and family therapy, anxiety, grief work, and LGBTQI populations. Her research interests include Borderline Personality Disorder within the LGBTQI population and adult children of a BPD parent, marriage and family systems, attachment theory and the therapeutic arts.
“Someone I loved once gave me a box of darkness. It took years to realize that this, too, was a gift.” - Mary Oliver.