Sara Rabinovitch, Ph.D.
Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr. Sara Rabinovitch completed her degree in counseling psychology at University of Oregon, where her research focused on high-fidelity implementation of evidence-based interventions with adults, parents, adolescents, and college students. She has special training working with high performance college athletes. Dr. Rabinovitch specializes in research-supported cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based treatments including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for a broad range of concerns including anxiety and worry, depression, trauma, substance use, addiction, personality disorders, chronic pain, stress management, relationship conflict, parent stress, and child behavioral problems. She works with adults, adolescents and children, and values working with clients with diverse cultural identities including individuals who identify as belonging to LGBTQ, bi-cultural, and racial and ethnic minority communities. She completed an APA-accredited predoctoral internship at Portland VA Health Care System, where she received extensive training in treating trauma using Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).
Dr. Rabinovitch also received teacher training in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at University of San Diego School of Medicine. She has substantial experience teaching and training physicians, nurses, counselors, and other health professionals in utilizing mindfulness in healthcare settings.
She operates www.gentlelovingpsychology.com, a website disseminating free mindfulness resources. She is also a prolific publisher of guided meditations on Insight Timer (www.insighttimer.com/sararabinovitch), a popular meditation app.
Dr. Rabinovitch sees adults and adolescents in the Torrance office.