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Rubina Dhani, LMFT
I like to focus on identifying clients' strengths and helping them maximize them to overcome obstacles.

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Rubina Dhani, LMFT


Licensed In



Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

My therapy style has been described as supportive, caring, and compassionate, with a good sense of humor. I like to focus on identifying clients' strengths and helping them maximize them to overcome obstacles. I'm here to help clients sort through the difficult things right now, and offer a safe place to be open and honest without fear of judgment. I love to see change take place in the lives of people. I love seeing someone who feels broken begin to heal and realize how to love their authentic self. I use Cognitive Behavior Therapy with a combination of Strength-Based, Humanistic, and existential approaches to navigate what my client needs to help them feel supported in their healing process.


BS - Health Science Administration, California State University Northridge

MA - Psychology, Phillips Graduate Institute

License Number and State

CA 104803



Why did you become a mental health professional?

Being a child of immigrants has given me the opportunity to see different perspectives which helped develop my curiosity about human behavior and social issues. I have a unique perspective on immigration, acculturation, and navigating multicultural identity issues, as I am a first-generation Indian American. I know just how difficult it can be to learn how to honor both where we come from and where we are currently in a way that feels supportive and healthy

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy traveling, surfing, cooking, and mindfulness activities. I enjoy staying active and having a healthy lifestyle. I enjoy being on the beach and ocean. I have hobbies in art and crafts such as painting, ceramics, and crafts. I am always doing my own healing & shadow work to continue learning about who I am on a deeper level.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

I practice in the mornings and throughout the day to help me stay grounded and present. Such as guided meditations, breath work, self-reiki, dancing, walking in nature, lighting sage/palo santo to clear space, drinking Chai, and journaling. Depending on how I feel and check in with myself, I use activities accordingly to help move through them. Secondly, having a community that supports you is essential. I am in various support groups for businesswomen and building a community of wellness and support.

What book have you read more than once?

All of these books have resonated with me on deeper levels during my healing journey: Untamed, Braving the Wilderness, Dear Soul, The sun and Her Flowers, and The Language of Letting Go.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Currently, I am most passionate about the World Sikh Organization helping and protecting Sikhs. I also support the International Surf Therapy Organization which provides surf therapy for global communities.

How do you recharge?

Travel, therapy, acupuncture, massages, facials, surfing, setting boundaries, breath work, reiki, music, self-regulation check-ins, a skincare routine, journaling, spending time in nature, moving my body, eating nourished food are some of the ways I keep maintenance to take care of my mind, body, and spirit.