Symptom Media

About Us

About Us – Symptom Media’s behavioral health clinical training titles are guided by the DSM, incorporating the symptoms into a concise vignette that promotes critical thinking, allows for discussion and analysis of symptoms that creates the optimal learning experience.

Symptom Media’s unique training titles offer visual guideposts to show you how a clinical diagnosis looks, incorporating all the symptoms into a single vignette.

Our Team

A multi-disciplinary team of behavioral health experts consisting of psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker and a psychiatric nurse practitioner collaborate in all aspects of the development process alongside professional filmmakers.

Management Team

Matt Rubin, CEO & Co-Founder

Matt Rubin brings expertise in film production, distribution, and social media marketing to Symptom Media. He has worked in creative development, film production and purchasing films for theatrical, DVD, and new media distribution. Read more »

Andrew Rubin, President & Co-Founder

Andrew Rubin brings expertise in film production, directing and screenwriting to Symptom Media. He has written, produced and directed six short films and documentaries.Read more »

Peter Payerli

Peter Payerli, Vice President, Business Development

Peter Payerli brings extensive sales, sales leadership and operations executive experience to Symptom Media. Mr. Payerli has advanced healthcare education by leading development of Online, Video, Satellite Radio, Print and Live education formats with properties including: Archives of General Psychiatry (Now JAMA Psychiatry), Read more »

Board of Directors

Andrew Rubin, President & Partner

Andrew Rubin brings expertise in production, directing and screenwriting to Symptom Media. He has written, produced and directed six shorts and documentaries. Read more »

Matt Rubin, CEO & Partner

Matt Rubin brings expertise in production, distribution, and social media marketing to Symptom Media. He has worked in creative development, production and acquisitions for theatrical, DVD, and new media distribution. Read more »

Board of Advisors

Major General (retired) Elder Granger, MD, FACP, FACPE, CMQ, Board of Advisor

In July of 2009 after 37 years of Military service Major General Elder Granger, MD retired as the Deputy Director and Program Executive Officer of the TRICARE Management Activity, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), Washington, DC. Read more »

Don Fidler, Founder & Senior Clinical Consultant

Dr. Donald Fidler’s expertise and background is the cornerstone of this unique collaboration between professional filmmakers and mental health professionals. Read more »

M Lonigro

Mary Lonigro, MSW, ACSW, Major, USAF, (Ret). Board of Advisor

Ms. Lonigro has significant experience in business development with several successful start-up companies in both government and civilian markets, Read more »

Elisabeth Morgan Stafford, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, Colonel (Retired), Medical Corps, US Army, Board of Advisor

Dr. Elisabeth Morgan Stafford has extensive expertise with military families. Dr. Stafford provides Symptom Media with consultation on adolescent medicine/pediatrics ….Read more »

David Baron, MSEd, DO, Board of Advisor

Dr. David Baron is currently a professor of psychiatry at the Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California,…Read more »

Brenda Granger, Board of Advisor

Brenda Williams Granger is the Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Education Consultant for THE 5Ps, LLC. Read more »

Bonnie Lipton, Clinical Consultant

Bonnie Lipton, LMFT, is a psychotherapist in private practice since 1982. She works in Palm Desert, California with clients of all ages who struggle with… Read more »