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Mental Health Specialist & Pediatric Psychiatry

Arielle Rubin M.D.
Pediatric Psychiatry M.D.
Mental Health Specialist
Certified Autism Specialist
Sibling of Autism
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As a child psychiatrist & autism specialist my mission is to help you and your family navigate life and mental health with autism.

My Guiding Principles

Comprehensive Education


Compassionate Guidance

Expert on Psychiatric Medications

Theoretical Approach

My theoretical approach is eclectic and diverse

Throughout my career in Pediatric Psychiatry and as a Mental Health Specialist, I learned to create comprehensive care plans that address biological, psychological, and social needs. By pulling from different researched based approaches and adhering to foundational principles, I gained the ability to help families work through seemingly unresolvable differences and create comprehensive care plans.

Foundational Principles:

  • Respect individual autonomy
  • Respect creativity
  • Respect cultural and family values
  • Neuroscientific and medically informed
  • Unconditional positive regard
  • Strengths-based 
  • Neuro-divergent affirming
  • Extensive breadth of knowledge and expertise in medications and medical interventions

Evidence-based approaches:

  • Cognitive behavioral strategies
  • Acceptance theory
  • Psychodynamic theory
  • Relationship-based behavioral modification strategies
  • Adult psychological development theories
  • Family-centered approaches
  • Expert Psychopharmacology Guidance

Dr. Arielle Rubin's Training Background:

  • Dr. Arielle Rubin graduated with honors from Medical School at her home medical institution, the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix
  • Residency in Adult Psychiatry at University of Texas Southwestern Medical #1 Psychiatry Training Program in Texas and the South by U.S. News & World Report
  • Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Phoenix Children’s, Arizona’s only free-standing pediatric hospital and one of the 10 largest hospitals of its kind in the United States
  • Double Board Certified in Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and the American Board of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

In my 10+ year career I have helped hundreds of families and individuals with autism ranging from toddlers to adults.

Well before my professional career, I was a proud sibling of a person on the autism spectrum.

My brother Andy was diagnosed with autism at age 2.  As we grew up together, I became his communicator, interpreter, playmate and advocate. And during this time, he became my best friend.

As a child I was surrounded by neurodiversity.

Arielle Rubin MD

I engaged in therapeutic and structured play groups as a neurotypical peer and learned so much from those experiences. Growing up, I experienced first-hand the wonderful and far-reaching effects that a multi-disciplinary team of teachers, doctors, therapists, and extended family had on my brother and by extension me and the rest of my family.

However, as I got older, I realized that not everyone on the spectrum receives the comprehensive array of services that my brother had.

I decided to dedicate my career to helping individuals with autism thrive.

Professionally as a Certified Autism Specialist, I have given talks on autism symptoms and the sibling experience at conferences. I have worked in the autism space as an ABA therapist, psychiatrist, and sibling advocate for over 10 years. After I completed my undergraduate degree, I decided to go to medical school to become a psychiatrist to help families and patients coordinate the health sector of the autism space and treat associated mental health struggles.

My Story & Passion

for neurodiverse individuals & families

Everything I teach about, I also resonate with on a personal level.

My brother was on the autism spectrum. We were very close in age and emotionally bonded. I know how the triumphs and heartbreaks feel. I learned how to maintain calm through stress, and find relief and accomplishments in the tiniest wins.

My calling as a psychiatrist and teacher feels natural to me because of my bond with Andy. 

Andy is my meaning and inspiration in life.

He suddenly passed in 2021 at the age of 28. I strive to honor his legacy with my work as an autism specialist. After his passing, I took time to reflect on his life and everything he taught me about living life to the fullest with autism. How could I integrate those lessons, and all of my professional experience and training?

Finally, my vision developed into an accessible online community disseminating real information to families coming together to maximize potential and happiness for individuals on the spectrum.

What my patients are saying:

“Can’t say enough good things about Dr. Rubin."

"She treats both her patient and family members with sincere compassion and goes above and beyond to help. We are truly blessed to have her in our corner and highly recommend Dr. Rubin to anyone in need of quality health care.”

—Dave L.

“I cannot speak highly enough of Dr. Arielle Rubin and what she has done for our family"

“Dr. Arielle Rubin is, in short, incredible. My son, who had autism spectrum disorder, went undiagnosed for many years, until Dr. Rubin uncovered his condition, and soon began to work her magic. Not only did she equip him with a diagnosis that changed his life, but she connected him with resources that revolutionized our family. I cannot speak highly enough of Dr. Arielle Rubin and what she has done for our family”

— Lilian L.

“Dr Arielle Rubin has become a valued resource and partner in the psychological care of my daughter…she has also provided us with many other helpful suggestions that continue to improve my daughter's well-being.
— Tom W.
"Dr. Arielle Rubin really focused on what challenges and triggers my son faced throughout the day and tailored his treatment so he could manage those challenges better…and came up with creative and practical steps that we could do to help him."
— Liz R.
"Dr. Arielle Rubin was pivotal in helping our daughter through a rough time…Within 2 months our daughter was back to being happy and vibrant!
— Jen M.

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