Clinical Background and Education
Dr. Rattu is a State of California Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She completed her post doc residency training at San Mateo Medical Center in the Department of Medical Psychiatry and Pain Management Clinic. She graduated from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited doctoral internship at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston where she facilitated individual and group therapy and assessments with adults with severe mental illness, and assisted with research protocols in neurocognitive addiction and neurodevelopmental studies. Dr. Rattu also has a Master of Science in Psychology with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. Her interests are in chronic pain and functional medicine. She specializes in health psychology, which is the psychological treatment of medical and psychological conditions including chronic pain, diabetes, cancer, depression, anxiety, chemical dependency, and adjustment to chronic disease. Dr. Rattu is also a certified yoga instructor, Ayurvedic health educator, mindfulness instructor, and trained in compassion cultivation at Stanford University School of Medicine, Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE). Dr. Rattu aims to include culturally relevant program development in her work as a provider in health and wellness. In addition to her work in private practice, she currently works as a clinician at Stanford School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry in PTSD research.
Get to know me.
Imagine waking up every morning feeling like you can take on the world. How great does that feel? After years of training as a health psychologist in hospital settings, I opened the doors to my own practice to clients in the greater San Francisco area — offering them a wide range of counseling and psychological services to guide them through life’s challenges and most trying times.
Life can get difficult, and sometimes a little help from a professional Psychologist can make things better. I care about your well-being and provide you all the tools you need in order to seize the day and learn how to tackle even the most traumatic circumstances.
I incorporate only evidence-based interventions in my work to opening my clients' path toward healing. I work with a variety of people who are experiencing various conditions including depression, anxiety, chronic pain, cancer, stress management, relationship issues, family problems, and other factors contributing to imbalance and psychological distress.
2018 - Present
Research Clinician, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA.
Post doc Resident, San Mateo Medical Center, San Mateo, CA.
University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.
Forensic Mental Health Psychologist, The Hope Program, San Mateo, CA.
Pre doc Intern, University of Texas, Health Science Center, Houston, TX.
Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Richmond, CA.