He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA, P018786), and he is guided by the value of storytelling and how sharing our experience can help us find harmony within ourselves, others, and our environment.
Reuben is a Team Therapist at the Asheville Community Program at CooperRiis, a multi-level residential treatment program in the soft Blue Ridge Mountains. From his interest in neurobiology and behaviorism, he blends cognitive approaches like Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with Dan Siegel’s Mindsight and narrative therapy. He is also studying how to treat insomnia and other sleep disorders.
He previously interned as a clinician at Ascend Healthcare in Los Angeles, a residential treatment facility for at-risk adolescents, where he gained experience in individual therapy and group facilitation in DBT Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Codependency, Narrative Therapy, and Shinrin-Yoku (a Japanese practice of mindfulness in nature).
Prior to becoming a mental health professional Reuben worked as a journalist and copywriter. To help enrich his practice, he contributes articles on the intersection of mental health and the environment.
His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, InsideHook, RealClearLife, the Gambit Weekly, Creative Loafing Charlotte, the Chapel Hill Herald, the San Diego City Beat, and the Houston Chronicle.