Clinical Background and Education
Dr. Mini Rattu is a State of California Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She graduated from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited doctoral internship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston Texas, completing clinical and research rotations Harris County Psychiatric Hospital, Center for Neurocognitive Addictions and Department of Neurodevelopmental studies. She completed her postdoc residency training in California at San Mateo Medical Center in the Department of Medical Psychiatry and Pain Management Clinic. Dr. Rattu also has a Master of Science in Psychology with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Dr. Rattu specializes in trauma and stress related disorders, including Post-traumatic Stress (PTSD), and Anxiety disorders, and works within a cognitive-behavioral (CBT) framework to treat mental health conditions. Dr. Rattu is also a certified yoga instructor (E-RYT-500, YACEP), health educator, mindfulness instructor, and formally trained in Compassion Cultivation and Altruism Research Education (CCARE) and Yoga for Mental Health (YogaX) at Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. 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 enjoys competing in fitness competitions, traveling to international locations, and facilitating programs at health and wellness retreats.
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 clinical 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. All clinical services are now provided via telehealth (virtual) HIPPA platform for California residents. For those residing outside of California, I offer non-clinical coaching services to manage overall health and wellbeing.
Life can get difficult, and sometimes a little help from a professional psychologist can make things better. I care about your wellbeing 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 and recovery. I work with a variety of people who are experiencing various conditions including trauma, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, cancer, stress management, relationship issues, family problems, and other factors contributing to imbalance and psychological distress.
Bay Area CBT Center, Private Practice
Trauma and Stress Recovery Center, Clinical Psychologist, Oakland, CA.
2018 - 2020
Research Clinician, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA.
Forensic Mental Health Psychologist, The Hope Program, San Mateo, CA.
Post doc Resident, San Mateo Medical Center, San Mateo, CA.
Pre doc Intern, University of Texas, Health Science Center, Houston, TX.
University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.
Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Richmond, CA.