Patricia J. Aletky, PH.D., LP

Patricia J. Aletky, Ph.D., LP

I am a Minnesota native.  I joined the Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology as a fulltime practitioner in 1987.  My treatment philosophy is simple:  each person is unique, and anyone can learn and change, regardless of ability level or issues.

Prior to joining the Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology, I have been an administrator, clinical director, trainer and supervisor.  I am the former Director, Office of Professional Policy, American Psychological Association in Washington, D.C.


I am active in promoting the rights of psychiatric patients, sexual health and animal welfare.


I am currently working on improving my Spanish and volunteering in school district adult education programs.

specializing in

Independent evaluation of individuals with personal injury and/or disability claims for plaintiff and defense attorneys, courts, employers and insurance companies

Fitness for duty evaluations for employers

Competency assessment in will/estate matters

“Preventive” consultation to organizations on topics including intimacy in the workplace, sexual harassment, healthy communication

Evaluation and treatment of sexual health concerns and sex related legal cases

Standards of care and credentialing in the practice of psychology

Special populations:  evaluation and treatment of transgendered individuals, chronic and serious mental illness, cognitive impairments due to developmental disability or traumatic brain injury; and chronic nonpsychiatric illness (e.g., MS)

Primary Office

Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology
Golden Valley/Main Office

Psychology Services

4225 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, MN 55422

Education, Certifications, Memberships

B.A., Summa Cum Laude – Psychology – University of Minnesota, 1969
Doctorate – Ph.D.,Clinical Psychology – University of Washington, 1975
Internship – Clinical Psychology – Fort Logan Mental Health Center, Denver, CO, 1975-76

Licensed Psychologist, Minnesota
Previously licensed in District of Columbia, Illinois, Wisconsin

American College of Forensic Examiners
American Psychological Association
MN Psychology Association
World Professional Association for Transgender Health
Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality

Publications, Directorships, Boards, Additional Positions

Clinical Professor, University of Minnesota Medical School, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Board of Directors, Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality; Chair, Grants in Aid
Board of Examiners, Hennepin County District Court, Mental Health/Probate Division
Board of Consulting Editors, International Journal of Sexual Health
Consulting Editor, Journal of Sex Research
Reviewer, Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality; Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health