Priya Ratty, PsyD
Dr. Ratty has worked extensively with children, adolescents, young adults and adults from diverse backgrounds. She believes it is essential to acknowledge and understand the role of culture in one’s identity formation as well as identify the central themes and patterns that develop during the early stage of life as they play a vital role in the quality of relationships that we develop with ourselves and others into adulthood. Dr. Ratty recognizes that seeking help can be difficult or filled with uncertainty and she honors your bravery in taking the first step.
Dr. Ratty hopes to meet you or your child where they are at, and through compassion she creates a safe, supportive, comfortable and meaningful space for you or your child to navigate the journey of self-discovery and healing. In therapy, she employs an integrative approach that draws from cognitive-behavioral, strength-based and client-centered theories. When working with children and adolescents, she provides a collaborative space to allow for free expression of themselves through play, movement, talk, art and more. She also takes a collaborative approach with family/ caregivers as a way to engage them in the treatment process.
Dr. Ratty works with a wide range of presenting concerns including trauma, depression, anxiety, divorce, guilt and shame, and relationship issues. She also specializes in work with immigration, grief and loss, life transitions, infertility, self-harm behaviors, suicidal ideation, and parenting. Other experiences she has supported clients with are anger management, attachment problems, and play therapy.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Dr. Ratty earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Buffalo, State University of New York. She earned her Master’s degree at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University and her Doctoral degree at Adler University, Chicago. As a pre-licensed clinician at Minnesota Clinic for Health and Wellness, she is currently under the supervision of a Licensed Psychologist while working towards her independent licensure.
- Suicidal Ideation/ Self Harm
- Grief and Loss