CalmHeart Practice


Dr. Rubenstein is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Bethesda who helps her clients find inner peace by blending clinical psychology, yoga and mindfulness skills into psychotherapy. She is also a registered children’s and adult yoga teacher (CRYT, ERYT-200), iRest® meditation teacher in training, and Mindful Schools teacher. She offers these practices in workshops and ongoing groups as well as individual therapy; and in inpatient and outpatient mental health settings.

With interest and experience working with clients of all ages, Dr. Rubenstein views  psychotherapy as a collaborative process. Ongoing discussion determines the most helpful approach — whether traditional insight-oriented therapy to deepen self-understanding; mindfulness practices to cultivate awareness and compassion; cognitive-behavioral interventions for symptom relief; mind-body medicine for regulating the nervous system; or a unique blend. With advanced training in yoga and meditation, Dr. Rubenstein typically interweaves clinical psychology with yoga and mindfulness-based practices for a holistic, mind-body approach that focuses on wellness. Special interests include anxiety, depression, parenting, highly sensitive children, stress management, and trauma recovery.

Dr. Rubenstein has facilitated a mind-body study group for professional peers at the Washington School of Psychiatry, and currently co-leads an IMCW meditation sangha for therapists.

Mindfulness, Meditation & Yoga

Dr. Rubenstein teaches private and group sessions in a number of settings. For more information, please email