Hi, I’m

Ritu Goel MD.

Welcome to my practice, MindClaire. I’m an integrative psychiatrist who believes in nurturing mental wellness by harmoniously integrating the wisdom of traditional psychiatry with the personalized touch of holistic healing methods.

My approach combines traditional psychiatric treatments with holistic methods to help you feel more confident, perform better at school or work, and enhance your relationships. Whether it's improving focus, managing emotions, or boosting social skills, my personalized treatment plans are tailored to your unique needs. They include education, nutrition, exercise, therapy, medications, supplementation, meditation, spiritual guidance through yoga and more.

For children, adolescents and families, I work closely with parents to support your child's mental health, helping you to foster a nurturing environment at home. I understand the struggles of navigating these conditions. I'm here to make you feel equipped, and empowered to improve your quality of life.

My journey into mental health began with the desire to understand the mind's intricacies and to offer relief not just from symptoms but to achieve overall well-being. With over two decades of experience across the globe, my treatment philosophy has been shaped by the myriad of stories that spoke of a need for a more compassionate, and comprehensive approach to psychiatric care.

At MindClaire, I am committed to fostering an environment that supports growth, understanding, and lasting change.

My Path to Psychiatry

My educational journey began in India, where I completed medical school and MD degree, followed by advanced psychiatric training at the NHS in the UK, and further specialization; residency and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship in the United States at the University of Buffalo. Each step in my journey has not only provided me with a robust understanding of mental health but also an appreciation for the diverse ways in which it impacts individuals and families. My recent training includes an executive program in artificial intelligence from MIT and integrative psychiatry at Dream Practice Academy, equipping me with cutting-edge tools to complement traditional practices.

Throughout over two decades, from roles as a Senior House Officer to leading as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at esteemed institutions like Johns Hopkins and SCPMG Kaiser Mental Health, I have honed my approach to focus on developmental disabilities, and co-occurring psychiatric conditions in young populations. My practice thrives on a blend of empathy, evidence, and innovation, reflecting my commitment not only to care but also to educate and mentor the next generation of mental health professionals.

More Than a Psychiatrist


Beyond the clinic, I am a storyteller, an adventurer, and a lifelong learner. Motherhood has been my most rewarding role, guiding two energetic boys through the wonders of soccer, baseball, tennis, golf, swimming, chess and more. Our family adventures, from ziplining, horseback riding to exploring local trails, are cherished chapters in my story. I am also a devoted caretaker to our three dogs, who teach me daily about loyalty and unconditional love. My personal journey with mental health began in my teenage years, observing the silent struggles of loved ones with learning disabilities. These early experiences profoundly shaped my clinical focus and my holistic view of psychiatric care, emphasizing the importance of understanding each individual's unique experiences.

A Unique Approach to Healing

At MindClaire, I see beyond the symptoms. My approach integrates traditional psychiatric care with nutraceuticals, nutrition, therapy, and innovative treatments like AI-driven diagnostics and complementary therapies, including Ayurveda and meditation. I believe in empowering our patients and their families to understand and manage their conditions effectively, providing a supportive environment that fosters growth and healing.

My Belief

I am driven by the conviction that mental wellness should be accessible, holistic, and deeply respectful of the individual's journey. This belief is at the core of my practice, where I strive to blend the best of medical science with a deep respect for the psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions of health.

At MindClaire, I am committed to your journey of discovery and healing. Whether you're seeking relief from symptoms or striving for overall wellness, my approach is designed to embrace and enhance your unique life story.

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My Credentials 

  • MD, Doctor Bhimrao Ambedkar University, India
  • Psychiatry Training, NHS, UK
  • Psychiatry Residency and Fellowship, University at Buffalo, USA
  • Board Certification in General Psychiatry
  • Board Certification in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Licensed Medical Practitioner in California
  • Executive Program in Artificial Intelligence, MIT
  • Certificate in Integrative Psychiatry, Dream Psychiatry Academy

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