Arundathi (Aru) Rao
Outpatient Mental Health Professional
Year Joined: 2023
Years of Experience: 7
University of Minnesota Morris - BA in Psychology and BA in Sociology
University of Wisconsin Madison - MS
Areas of Experience
More About Arundathi (Aru) Rao
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.
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