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White Sands


Rahul Ragu

Rahul Ragu

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Mr. Ragu is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has been working as a therapist since 2014. He has worked in a variety of settings including non-profit agency, county setting, and private practice. He works with a variety of clientele including children, teens, adults, couples, and families. He enjoys working with diverse populations in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, LGBTQ+, sexual orientation, and other backgrounds.

Mr. Ragu uses a client centered approach to build rapport with clients. He believes in the importance of the therapeutic relationship and building trust with clients. He uses a compassionate, mindfulness, and strengths-based approach to connect with clients. He is committed to helping clients reach their goals using an intervention based and solution focused approach. Mr. Ragu specializes in using cognitive behavioral therapy including exposure and response prevention, systematic desensitization, and thought reframing. He specializes in working with OCD, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and PTSD.

What Makes Me Different 

I use a kind, calm, and gentle approach in working with clients. I have suffered from OCD and social anxiety disorder in my own life. I have been able to overcome these conditions through hard work and perseverance. I have worked with specialized therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists to improve my mental health.

I have also gone through different treatment programs including The Anxiety Treatment Center of Sacramento and Rogers Behavioral Health. I have read some of the foremost OCD books including “The OCD workbook” and “Freedom from OCD.” I have extensive academic experience learning about different mental health issues including

anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, psychosis, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and marital/couples issues. I have extensive professional experience treating OCD and social anxiety disorder and utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy. I specialize in utilizing exposure and response prevention, systematic desensitization, and thought reframing.

What makes me different is that I come prepared to every session and attempt to give you the most value for your money. I want to see you get better in a reasonable amount of time and strongly value every client’s progress. I keep a record of sessions with progress notes that protect your confidentiality. 

I utilize my experience and knowledge to provide you with tools and skills to help you progress in your treatment. I work with my clients collaboratively to come up with a personalized treatment plan and will regularly assess your progress in meeting your goals. I want to give you a toolbox of skills so that you

can manage your condition independently. A lot of therapists just do talk therapy and take your money after listening to you for an hour. I want to make sure you get better every week and that you have the tools to manage on your own.

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