MILES RUBIN BSW, MSW, RSW
I am a registered social worker in British Columbia and Nova Scotia with over 20 years of counselling and clinical experience specializing with adolescents, emerging adults, parents and families in a variety of addiction and mental health settings. I value client centred care and strive to meet clients respectfully and compassionately where they are on their journey. I utilize a variety of treatment modalities such as ACT, DBT, mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing to help clients build on existing strength and resiliency.
I have worked with individuals in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings across Canada. I began my counselling career working with Vancouver’s Odyssey Program, one of Canada’s first youth focused harm reduction addiction programs. While working at The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, I focused on supporting those struggling with psychosis and concurrent disorders. Most recently I have been providing therapy to children, youth and families with mental health and addiction challenges with the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, NS.
Throughout my career, I have trained professionals on addiction, mental health and trauma informed care. I am currently part of the IWK Health Centre’s Concurrent Disorder leadership team and I have acted as a coach and trainer for trauma informed care at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).
I received my Bachelors of Social Work in 2001 from St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick and my Masters of Social Work in 2013 from Ryerson University in Toronto.
I practice with an anti-oppressive framework and I acknowledge how identities such as race, gender, sexual identity and economic background impact the lived realities of clients. I recognize that my ability to do this kind of work is largely based on my own privilege as a white male settler.
I like collecting old dusty soul records; swimming in the ocean; sitting around a campfire; basketball; listening to the wisdom of my two young kids; and not taking myself too seriously.
20+ Years of Counselling and Clinical Practice
Registered Social Worker, BC College of Social Workers
Nova Scotia College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
Member, BC Association of Social Workers
M.S.W (Masters of Social Work; Ryerson University