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Dr. Vandana Sethi Rao

Dr. Rao has expertise in diagnosing and treating depression, mood problems, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, and behavioral issues associated with cognitive and developmental delays and other psychiatric illnesses. In addition to skill at prescribing psychiatric medication, Dr. Rao is well versed in psychotherapy techniques and incorporates them into her interactions with her patients. She successfully trained in cognitive behavioral therapy and individual psychodynamic therapy at UTSW. She also received a certificate in family therapy from the Momentous Institute in Dallas and participated in family therapy at the Family Studies Center at UT Southwestern.

Dr. Rao has had the privilege of taking care of people from all walks of life and of all ages and diverse ethnic backgrounds. Experience at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) enabled Dr. Rao to work with patients at Children’s Medical Center at Dallas, Zale Lipshy University Hospital, Parkland Health and Hospital System, Metrocare Services, and the Dallas VA Medical Center. 


Dr. Rao completed 3 years of residency training in general adult psychiatry and then additional 2-year fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry after completing medical school.


Prior to entering the field of psychiatry, Dr. Rao worked overseas as a general practitioner for 4 years and also completed a 2-year externship in internal medicine in Houston, Texas.


Dr. Rao is board certified both in adult psychiatry and board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Featured on radio 104.6 FM on June 6, 2016 and as seen on

Featured in the University Park Life magazine February 2016 issue.

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