Andrew S. Rubin, Ph.D.

Andrew S. Rubin, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer, Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Florida, California & New York

Dr. Rubin is a licensed clinical psychologist, founder of the international society for autism (, and the founder and CEO of New Directions for Young Adults, Inc., (Florida and California).   On August 15th, 2013, Dr. Rubin was appointed by Governor Rick Scott to the State of Florida’s Board of Psychology. In 2018, Dr. Rubin was appointed Chair of the Florida Board of Psychology where he currently serves (2019).  Previous State of Florida Board of Psychology positions include Health Liaison and member of the Probable Cause panel.

Dr. Rubin’s background integrates expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy, developmental theory, and neuropsychology into an evidenced-based treatment approach that is both empathic and based on current scientific literature. Dr. Rubin has expertise working in multi-disciplinary treatment settings and is the founder of Direction Therapy (Dt²) a multi-disciplinary treatment model designed specifically for young adults on the Autism spectrum. Dr. Rubin was formerly the lead psychologist at the Unicorn Child Development Clinic (Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies). In this position, he supervised a team of professionals, post-doctoral fellows, doctoral level practicum students, and student interns in the diagnosis and treatment of developmental disorders. He was a leader of many of NSU’s parenting programs, teaching a variety of parenting classes and behavior management strategies.

Dr. Rubin has taught graduate-level courses on child development, infant mental health, child and adult psychopathology, assessment, and therapeutic interventions. He proudly volunteers and has lectured professionally on both university and community levels. Often he speaks on subjects related to the effects of anxiety/depression on social and emotional development..  Prior to working at NSU, Dr. Rubin was on staff at Tulane University’s Department of Psychiatry and Neurology, and Louisiana State University’s Health Science Center. In those roles, he provided treatment and performed comprehensive educational and neuropsychological evaluations.

Licensed clinical psychologist State of Florida (Lic. #PY 7082), California (Lic. #PSY29086, & New York (Lic. #018730-1).