Jaimie Rubin, Psy.D. (she/her/hers) is a Postdoctoral Fellow specializing in Counseling and Sport Psychology. She takes a holistic and individualized approach aimed at providing a space for individuals to develop an understanding of self, increase awareness, and establish the mental skills and mindset necessary for readiness to consistently perform at their optimal level in both athletic and life endeavors. Dr. Rubin is an LGBTQ affirmative counselor and sports psychologist.
Experience, Education, and Training
Originally from Demarest, New Jersey, Dr. Rubin completed her undergraduate degree at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. She went on to earn her Masters degree in Athletic Counseling and her Doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Sport Psychology from Springfield College in Springfield, MA. Dr. Rubin has worked with student-athletes, teams, coaches, administrators and staff at a number of Division I, II, and III institutions including the University of Oklahoma Psychological Resources for OU Student-Athletes (PROS), American International College, and Connecticut College. She also served as a counseling and mental training specialist for cadets at the United Stated Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) and with the Collegiate Baseball League of Europe. Additionally, Dr. Rubin provided counseling and performance enhancement services to injured athletes in the Sport Injury and Recovery Rehabilitation Center at Springfield College and on the Physical Therapy Unit at USCGA. Dr. Rubin is a trained experiential learning and challenge course facilitator.
Dr. Rubin was point guard on the women’s basketball team at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, was named captain as a junior and a senior, and made the Conference All-Academic Team in her sophomore, junior, and senior seasons. Rubin finished her collegiate career sixth all-time at William Smith in assists per game and seventh in total career assists. After college, Dr. Rubin served as an assistant Women’s Basketball coach at Springfield College for 5 years.
License and Training
Dr. Rubin is working towards her license as a psychologist (LP) in Minnesota and her certification as a certified mental performance coach (CMPC) for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.
Dr. Rubin completed her doctoral dissertation on the effect of a mental warm-up on mental skill execution and psychological experience in golf
Devine, C., Maaranen-Hincks, A., & Rubin, J., (2016) Positive interactions in youth sport. Sport Psych Works, 4(2).
Rubin, J., Devine, C., Hughes, H., & Brandt, T. (2017). Diversity and inclusion in sport. Sport Psych Works, 5(1).