Licensed Clinical Psychologist PSY12844
Education and Licensure: Dr. Rudenberg earned a B.A. in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley before earning his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Alliant International University in San Diego in 1990. He completed internships and fellowships at Alvarado Parkway Institute and Scripps Mercy Hospital respectively, working with adult and child and adolescent populations.
Specialty: Dr. Rudenberg has treated a very wide range of complaints over his 30+ years of practice. While he employs a variety of methods, including cognitive and behavioral therapy, his approach gravitates toward psychodynamic and existential theories. Since 1992 he has worked in physical medicine rehabilitation settings in hospitals and health care centers. He has been on the medical staff of several hospitals as well as maintaining his private practice. Dr. Rudenberg works with individuals and families who have experienced complex and debilitating medical problems, PTSD, a wide range of mood disorders including depression, anxiety, somatoform and personality disorders and substance abuse. Dr. Rudenberg performs psychological assessments, forensic evaluations in criminal and civil actions, and has provided expert testimony in the California Superior Courts for plaintiff and defendant in landmark elder abuse cases among other matters. Dr. Rudenberg has consulted on a multidisciplinary task force on elder financial abuse. He has also conducted employee assistance counseling and crisis debriefing in many settings, including for first responders.
Personal: Dr. Rudenberg was a gymnast and debater/extemporaneous speaker in his Chicago area high school. After moving to California, he became an avid skier and martial artist, enjoying and instructing in both for over 35 years. He enjoys traveling the world and hiking, scuba diving, gardening, cooking and reading fiction. Dr. Rudenberg’s dog Girly often works alongside him, providing much companionship and support for people suffering from physical and emotional injuries.
Philosophy: Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” It takes courage to enter a process of self-examination, and this decision is regarded with great respect. The goal of the helper is to provide opportunities for others to gain more fulfillment and joy in living.