Kim Rubin 36 Under 36

Kim Rubin, 34, of Novi is an entrepreneur and sole practitioner of Rubin Psychological Services, specializing in behavioral/developmental pediatrics. Kim moved to Metro Detroit after graduating from Indiana University, where she earned her Ph.D. in psychology, and the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (Springfield, Ill.), where she completed her residency. In Springfield, she volunteered to start a NFTY youth group, which became recognized regionally and nationally for its rapid growth and emphasis on performing mitzvot throughout the community.

In Michigan, where she married her husband, Mike, Kim started working at the Children’s Center of Wayne County, specializing in autism assessment and treatment. In her own practice, she now helps children and adolescents overcome social, educational and behavioral issues. Additionally, she mentors younger therapists to help them hone their skills to help others.

Kim enjoys involving her children, Reece, Brooks, and Chase, in the Jewish community through events hosted by The Well, Adat Shalom Synagogue, Temple Israel and PJ Library. She has a great core group of Jewish families who share the same values, have children who will grow up together and girlfriends who don’t mind sharing a bottle of wine. Unbeknownst to many friends, when Kim was a child, she attended a Magic camp. To this day, she can still perform two tricks — a card trick and making her husband’s money disappear.

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