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WHO WE ARE

Dr. FABRICE Robert Lubin

I am a clinical psychologist, poet, and father. 

My professional experience is reflected across the lifespan and in a variety of settings including trauma-work, college counseling, IOP/PHP hospital programming, depression, anxiety, self-injury, career changes, and identity exploration.

I interweave evidence-based practice with an emphasis toward radical change to create concise, supportive, and tangible interventions. If you observe that you've been stuck for quite awhile, I'm particularly adept at providing perspective.

My work is designed for individuals desiring something new, impactful, and meaningful.

Want to know more? Here's my LinkedIn

Questions? frlubin@forrealtherapy.com

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WHAT WE BELIEVE

When you're seeking a therapist, some challenging thoughts may begin to run through your mind: "What's wrong with me?"// "I am broken" // "If I can't help myself, how can I expect anyone else to?" 

This type of thinking shapes the actions we take, or don't take, and influences how we present ourselves to the world. By the time you find the help you are looking for, you might not recognize yourself, let alone have a grasp on what to do next.

For the past decade, we have worked on the frontlines of mental health. Sadly, we have come away disappointed and, at times frightened, by what we have seen. Instead of compassion, we have seen labeling. Instead of awareness, we have observed fear. Instead of authenticity, we have seen posturing. Interventions that do not align with authentic values only increase a sense of distress within individuals, and our society as whole.

Therapy has, for too long, been everything but real.

We believe therapy should be engaging, rewarding, and unique to each individual. If, in the past, you've found therapy to be too abstract or removed, then you will most likely find our approach to be a bit different. We are passionate about using creative approaches to foster realistic progress. If you want to get science-y about it, we rely on incorporating evidence-informed interventions, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. And we're always happy to talk more about these and other clinical theories to the extent that they are relevant to your healing. 

Therapy is a step towards an understanding of how you ripple within the waves of your own life. Therapy is a political act. It makes a statement that you are committed to undertaking a path towards how you relate to yourself in order to best relate to others. Cleo Wade says, in her book Heart Talk, "Joy is a form of radical self-care." Together, we'll carve a path toward uncovering what blocks you from your joy.

We will work to support you in shaping your actions to support a better world. Whether it's within your community, your family, or within your own creative pursuits. We're here for you, for real. 


WHAT WILL WE DO?

When we work together, we will process and practice skill-building during sessions. We will spend most of our initial time gaining an understanding of the context that shapes your behavior. This includes the things you do, the things you avoid, the people that surround you, and the places and spaces you find yourself in. 

You cannot challenge a thought with another thought. You can only challenge thoughts with action. We will conceive of methods to engage your world from a different perspective.

We will dance in our sessions, we will debate in our sessions, we will write terrible poetry that shouldn't been seen by anyone else, we will send text messages to friends you haven't reached out to in a long time, we will write that email to your parents that you've always wanted to send.

Then, you go back to your life and apply as much of what we've worked on as you can. When you come back in, we will discuss how it went, noting what you'd like to keep up and what you'd like to change. This affords us the opportunity to get vital feedback necessary to confront the challenges of personal growth. We quickly determine if things are moving in the direction you want.

Why do we do all these things?

Because therapy shouldn't be all talk.


PODCAST

For Real Therapy has a podcast called Mindful Chatter. Check it out here.