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Dr. Vandana Sethi Rao

Dr. Vandana Sethi Rao is a highly qualified and experienced psychiatrist with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of various mental health conditions. Her areas of specialization include depression, mood disorders, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, and behavioral issues related to cognitive and developmental delays, among other psychiatric illnesses. Dr. Rao possesses a comprehensive skill set that encompasses not only the prescription of psychiatric medications but also proficiency in various psychotherapy techniques, which she integrates into her patient interactions.


Her training background includes proficiency in cognitive behavioral therapy and individual psychodynamic therapy, acquired during her time at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW). She has also earned a certificate in family therapy from the Momentous Institute in Dallas and has actively participated in family therapy at the Family Studies Center at UT Southwestern.


Dr. Rao's extensive clinical experience spans diverse patient populations, encompassing individuals of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. Her professional journey includes work at renowned healthcare institutions such as Children’s Medical Center at Dallas, Zale Lipshy University Hospital, Parkland Health and Hospital System, Metrocare Services, and the Dallas VA Medical Center, all during her tenure at UTSW.


Dr. Rao's educational background includes three years of residency training in general adult psychiatry, followed by an additional two-year fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry after completing medical school. Prior to her specialization in psychiatry, she served as a general practitioner overseas for four years and completed a two-year externship in internal medicine in Houston, Texas.


Dr. Rao holds board certifications in both adult psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry, as conferred by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Her dedication and expertise have garnered recognition, and she has been featured on radio 104.6 FM and on Additionally, she was featured in the University Park Life magazine's February 2016 issue.

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