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Arundathi (Aru) Rao

Outpatient Mental Health Professional




Year Joined: 2023
Years of Experience: 8

University of Minnesota Morris - BA in Psychology and BA in Sociology

University of Wisconsin Madison - MS

Areas of Experience
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Depression
  • PTSD & Trauma

More About Arundathi (Aru) Rao

Clinical Interests:

I work with children and adolescents who are experiencing behavioral and emotional concerns. I have many years of experience working with youth who have symptoms of ADHD, anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorder, and behavioral disorders. I am passionate about working with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. I have been trained in multiple trauma-informed models of treatment that are appropriate for children and adolescents.

Clinical Approach:

I believe that clients (and their parents when working with children and adolescents) are the experts in the room and that it is important to respect that expertise. I have been trained in multiple trauma-informed models to utilize when working with children and families who have been impacted by trauma. I believe that understanding the reasons for symptoms and behaviors is the first step to managing them. I understand that every person is different so I use an eclectic approach to therapy and use trauma-informed strategies, play therapy, CBT, Adlerian, and person-centered interventions.


I enjoy knitting, reading, crafting going on long walks, and spending time with family and friends

Clinic Contact Info

Coon Rapids Clinic

11660 Round Lake Blvd NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433

(763) 767-3350