Anxiety and Depression

San Francisco Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Seth Isaiah Rubin, Ph. D.
Clinical Psychologist
& Jungian Analyst

The C.G. Jung Inst. of Zurich
Diploma granted in 1987
The C.G. Jung Inst. of SF
Certified in 1993

Therapy for Depression and Anxiety

Are you suffering from depression or anxiety and seeking a treatment that works without the side effects of medication?

Patients often seek me out who have been on psychiatric medication for prolonged periods of time and wish to find another way of addressing their depression or anxiety. Through therapy I am able to either wean you from your medication or, in consultation with your prescriber, find another medication that causes fewer side effects.

Together we will find the best approach for your unique situation. It could involve psychotherapy, analysis, cognitive therapy or behavior modification. Exercise, meditation and good sleep are also important, and I can counsel you in those areas as well.

My extensive background makes me uniquely qualified to treat your depression and anxiety effectively, even if others have failed.  I bring to bear an open and prepared mind, a wide variety of clinical and analytical skills, and a demonstrated capacity for helping you to experience the results you desire.

When you choose to work with me, the goal is to eliminate your depression or anxiety on a sustained basis without the side effects of medication.

“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” — Lao Tzu
Nirmala Nancy Hanke, Psychiatry, Meditative Psychotherapy
Dr. Seth Rubin has been a dear friend and colleague since we trained together at the University of Pennsylvania over 30 years ago. I strongly concur with his focus on exercise, meditation and good sleep hygiene to decrease stress in his psychotherapy with clients. I am inspired by his lifelong spiritual search for meaning and joy, his openness to embracing his own eventual death with gentleness and peace, and his willingness to bring his life experience to his clinical work.