Registered Psychological Associate
Dr. Kuldip (Ruby) Raju is a Registered Psychological Associate under the direct supervision of Dr. Jonathan Page.
Dr. Raju has over 10 years of clinical experience holding diverse clinical roles from the school system and in-home, to residential care homes, and aging population in a secure neurobehavioral skilled nursing facility. In addition, she served as a Clinical Director for a dual Dx 42-bed Residential Treatment Campus overseeing Detox, Residential Treatment, IOP and PHP programs. She has served as an adjunct professor at Holy Names University teaching empirically based clinical subjects such as Neuro Assessments, Substance Use, and Intro-Clinical Modalities for the undergraduate and graduate programs. Lastly, Dr. Raju holds consultation and executive roles with several non-profit organizations that focus on bridging cultural and age gaps, promoting diversity, inclusivity, and multicultural awareness.
Dr. Raju has gained tremendous insight into areas such as family system, addiction recovery, educational and neurological assessment, suicidal thoughts, mild to severe psychosis, developmental and intellectual disability, personality disorders, postpartum and parenting transitional changes, leadership training, equal opportunity counseling, court evaluations, non-violent crisis intervention, peer support, national incident command, military & cultural competence, complex trauma, behavioral and cognitive assessments.
Dr. Raju pulls from an integrative modality with her primary lens being Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Humanistic Psychology while remaining focused on the family or client with a solution-focused goal. She believes that everyone has the capability to develop coping skills while creating space for improved changes in behaviors and relationships. Dr. Raju believes in the importance of holding a safe non-judgmental space that will allow one to be their authentic self. Her strengths include the ability to build rapport quickly and provide emotional support through humor, compassion, patience, directness (when needed), and attentiveness.
In 2020 Dr. Raju was honored with the Non-Profit Executive Leadership Award for bridging cultural gaps in community and public service. She earned the State of California Department of Developmental Services Superior Accomplishment Award for emergency response operation during wildfire evacuations in 2017, as well as the Koshland Leaders Award from The San Francisco Foundation and the Top Creative Director Award for Community Engagement. The City of Pittsburg awarded her the Proclamation: Give Always to Others Award in 2014 and the Civic Unity Award in 2000.
Outside of the office, Dr. Raju enjoys spending time with her family, serving the community, and enjoys outdoors activities including time by the ocean, hiking and camping. During football season you will most likely find her engaged in supporting the San Francisco 49ers or hosting gatherings with friends and family.