Karen Rubenstein, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 43747) with a specialization in addiction and co-occurring disorders. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from California State University, Northridge and her Masters of Arts degree in Psychology from Phillips Graduate Institute.

Karen has been with Cliffside Malibu since 2014. Karen’s work in bringing the clinical philosophy using the Stages of Change, Evidence Based Practices and the therapeutic alliance to life, goes unparalleled to any other treatment program. She works closely with the clinical team by guiding them towards utilizing a center of excellence philosophy and ensuring the clinical program at Cliffside Malibu is at the forefront of the industry.

Karen has over 20 years of management experience and has been working in drug and alcohol treatment since 2004. She has extensive experience with managing and structuring clinical programs that best meet the needs of clients.

Prior to her work as a Therapist, Karen was a Vice President and Operations Department Head for Nationwide residential lending at one of the largest savings and loans nationwide for 10 years. Her management experience spans over two decades.

As a Clinical Director and Program Director, Karen managed the clinical teams providing adolescents, adults and their families` the necessary tools to effectively address mental health and substance abuse issues. Karen worked compassionately with staff, clients, and their families to foster a healing environment.