Kavita  Ajmere

Kavita Ajmere

Psychologist, PhD
California Accepting Online
Studio City Not Accepting In-person
Updated September 2, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mindfulness
  • College student mental health
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Dr. Kavita Ajmere is a Clinical Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA. As the former Director of Counseling Services at Harvard Westlake school, she works with students from a wide range of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Dr. Ajmere is especially interested in young adults and health related concerns; specifically, depression, anxiety and sleep. As a certified yoga instructor she has a deep appreciation for understanding the mind-body connection. In addition to her clinical practice she is an adjunct professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles.

Studying under Mark A. Reinecke, Ph.D., ABPP, ACT, Professor & Chief of the Division of Psychology, Northwestern University, Dr. Ajmere completed a year-long course on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy— a program that focuses on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with Children, Adolescents, & Families. She has also completed a CBT program for the treatment of anxiety disorders with Dr. Patrick McGrath, Director of Alexian Brothers Center for Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders.


Message to clients

As humans, we are complex, interesting, and deep. I believe in the powerful connection between our inner world and our mental health. My style is eclectic and inclusive. I present the best tools and techniques in the fields of psychology and personal growth that are most relevant and produce results. These include coaching and counseling models, cognitive approaches, body centered practices, spiritual psychology and, positive psychology.


Specialties

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

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

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

College student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Kavita Ajmere 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: $225 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $225
  • Initial session: $225 (55min)

Therapist's note

Kavita can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Studio City practice
4326 Babcock Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 91604
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Tue 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Wed 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Thu 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Sun 10:00am-3:00pm

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 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Tue 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Wed 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Thu 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Sun 10:00am-3:00pm

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2006- Present
DePaul University Psychologist, University Counseling Center
Washington University Staff Psychologist, University Counseling Center


Languages

English


Therapy Groups

Kavita  Ajmere
Loreliai and Rory: A Mother Daughter Workshop

This virtual group offers mothers and daughters (ages 11-16) the opportunity to explore relationship dynamics while learning tools and taking steps to strengthen, repair, and/or heal their relationship.