Smita  Kapoor

Smita Kapoor

She/Her/Hers

Doctorate of Marriage and Family Therapy, DMFT Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Accepting Online
Updated August 5, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional statement

Dr. Kapoor is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Dr. Kapoor specializes in working with individuals, couples, and families who have experienced trauma. This trauma generally shows up as anxiety, addiction, shame, guilt, low self-esteem, or interpersonal conflicts. Dr. Kapoor works with her clients to move past their trauma and develop hope. In her practice, she’s dedicated to being culturally informed and tailoring therapy to each individual’s needs.

Dr. Kapoor received training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, an evidence-based modality that helps clients’ brains get “unstuck” from trauma in their past. She also utilizes Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Exposure Response Prevention Therapy (ERP) in sessions with clients to support a growing awareness of how thoughts inform mood and behaviors. Clients develop their goals for therapy and Dr. Kapoor teaches the skills necessary to reach those goals.

Dr. Kapoor earned her Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University. She brings compassion and care to each session with many certifications and lengthy experience in the mental health setting. She aims to empower clients to make healthy decisions for themselves and learn more about themselves.


Message to clients

Our Mental Health Is Just As Important As our Physical Health. Don’t give up! You matter, and your mental health matters!

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Be kind to yourself and your mind. Nothing in this world can bother us as much as our own minds. Sometimes life’s challenges become overwhelming and upset us and the people around us. When these challenges become overwhelming, you don’t have to manage them alone. In therapy, I provide a non-judgmental, holistic environment and make you feel heard. I use reflective listening, paraphrasing if needed to make sure I understood your concerns and provide you with evidence-based tools and techniques to work with the challenges you are dealing with. I provide genuine support and sometimes it can be direct to challenge your thought process. I will empower you and walk with you as you work towards your goal, feel confident and emotionally strong as well as synchronized.

I work with adults dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and relationship challenges. I use evidence-based approaches such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), ERP, CBT, TI-CBT, Mindfulness, and integrated model. My goal is to provide you a safe place where you can be you and feel empowered.


Specialties

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Smita Kapoor is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $130 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $180 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $180 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Venmo
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11 am to 2pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 11 am to 4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 11 am to 1pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Diakonia Inc Org., Head of Clinical Services , 2020 - Present
Northcentral University , Assistant Professor , 2020 - Present
Kapoor Counseling & Consulting , Owner/ Therapist , 2020 - Present
IVRS, Admissions Supervisor , 2018 - 2020
VARP -Gibson House , Therapist, 2017 - 2018
MFI Recovery, Therapist Trainee, 2015 - 2017
Loma Linda BMC, Therapist trainee, 2014 - 2015

Gottman Institute , Gottman Level I training , 2021
CCTP/PESI, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional , 2021
CSAM/PESI, Certified Anger Management Treatment Professional, 2021
CMHIMP/PESI, Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP) , 2021
Loma Linda University , Doctor of marital and family therapy , 2018
EMDRIA, EMDR basic training, 2018
Loma Linda University, MS marital and family therapy , 2016
Loma Linda University, Drug and Alcohol Certification, 2016
UCR ext., Autism Spectrom Disorder, 2013


Licensure

California: 115989


Languages

English

Hindi

Punjabi