Kavita  Desai Dakoji
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Kavita Desai Dakoji

She/Her/Hers

Psychologist, PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Washington DC, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming Accepting Online
Minneapolis Accepting In-person
Updated January 30, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Chronic illness
  • Chronic pain
  • Concussions
  • Stress management
  • Mind-body connection
  • Somatization

Professional statement

Kavita Desai Dakoji, PhD, considers herself lucky to have a profession that she loves: Being a psychologist. Self-proclaimed psychology superfan, Dr. Kavita's mission is to tailor psychological science to people in an authentic and unique way to help them get unstuck so they can live and enjoy their life.

Dr. Kavita specializes in tailoring psychological science for each person's unique needs and situations. With intentional listening, she weaves psychology, education, and skills into each conversation drawing from the individual's interests, hobbies, and values. She especially loves working with youth, young adults, and adults who have complex health concerns and those individuals who have felt dismissed, judged, or "gaslit" by other (usually) well intentioned medical specialists.

People who benefit from working with Dr. Kavita are typically high-achieving, balancing a lot of life, strive to do great things, and/or are mired down with distressing physical symptoms (like chronic pain/primary pain disorder, POTS, Ehlers-Danlos, headaches, migraines, Disorders of the Gut-Brain Interaction, to name a few). She is a direct, eduation-based therapist who weaves teaching and clinician work together seamlessly.

Dr. Kavita has extensive training in CBT, ACT, clinical hypnosis, and biofeedback. She fuses humor, practicality, meaning-making into sessions that are direct, symptom focused, and educational.

Dr. Kavita is excited to provide telehealth services in 33+ states as well as in person for the greater Minneapolis (Minnesota) metro area. Adept at telehealth, Dr. Kavita has found ways to engage even young kids (5+) virtually.


Message to clients

Finding the right clinician to work with is tricky and important (science says that the 'fit' is the most important part of seeing a clinician!). I want people who work with me to feel comfortable enough to tell me how to titrate my therapy style to fit what you need in THIS moment.

I bring humor and levity to facilitate talking about hard stuff. I focus on current distressing symptoms (physical and emotional) to help you get unstuck and into living the life you want.

I also LOVE psychology and education. I think our nervous system is the best- and is underutilized in clinical settings. With education and clinical skills, I help you understand how your thoughts, physiology, and actions (implicit and explicit) impact you - your health and your emotions. My goal is to help you leverage your nervous systems (thoughts, physiology, and all) so that you can live life and overcome distressing symptoms.

I am looking forward to chatting more (free virtual call!) and learning about how I can help you.


Specialties

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Chronic pain - Managing the biological, psychological, and emotional aspects of pain

Concussions - Support after a head injury, monitoring symptoms, and implementing strategies for recovery and healing

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally

Somatization - Learning about how one’s emotions impact the body, including becoming aware of what physical symptoms are a result of an emotional manifestation; practicing coping skills to decrease both the physical and emotional discomfort




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Kavita Desai Dakoji is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (60min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Alabama)
Accepting new clients online
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
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Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thu 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 9:00am- 12:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Arizona)
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  • Wed 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thu 4:00pm - 7:00pm
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  • Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Online Sessions (Arkansas)
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  • Wed 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thu 4:00pm - 7:00pm
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  • Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Colorado)
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  • Wed 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thu 4:00pm - 7:00pm
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  • Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Online Sessions (Connecticut)
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  • Wed 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thu 4:00pm - 7:00pm
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  • Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Online Sessions (Delaware)
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  • Wed 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thu 4:00pm - 7:00pm
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  • Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Washington DC)
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  • Wed 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thu 4:00pm - 7:00pm
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  • Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Online Sessions (Georgia)
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  • Wed 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thu 4:00pm - 7:00pm
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  • Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Online Sessions (Idaho)
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  • Wed 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thu 4:00pm - 7:00pm
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  • Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Illinois)
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  • Wed 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thu 4:00pm - 7:00pm
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  • Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Online Sessions (Indiana)
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  • Wed 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thu 4:00pm - 7:00pm
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  • Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Online Sessions (Kansas)
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  • Wed 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thu 4:00pm - 7:00pm
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  • Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Online Sessions (Kentucky)
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  • Wed 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thu 4:00pm - 7:00pm
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  • Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Online Sessions (Maine)
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  • Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Online Sessions (Maryland)
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  • Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Online Sessions (Minnesota)
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  • Wed 10:00am - 6:00pm
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Online Sessions (Missouri)
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  • Wed 10:00am - 7:00pm
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  • Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Online Sessions (Nebraska)
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  • Wed 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thu 4:00pm - 7:00pm
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  • Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Online Sessions (Nevada)
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  • Wed 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thu 4:00pm - 7:00pm
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  • Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Online Sessions (New Hampshire)
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  • Wed 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thu 4:00pm - 7:00pm
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  • Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Online Sessions (New Jersey)
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  • Wed 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thu 4:00pm - 7:00pm
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  • Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Online Sessions (North Carolina)
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  • Wed 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thu 4:00pm - 7:00pm
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  • Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Online Sessions (Northern Mariana Islands)
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  • Wed 10:00am - 7:00pm
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  • Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Online Sessions (Ohio)
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Online Sessions (Oklahoma)
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  • Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Online Sessions (Pennsylvania)
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  • Wed 10:00am - 6:00pm
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  • Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Online Sessions (Tennessee)
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  • Wed 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thu 4:00pm - 7:00pm
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  • Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
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  • Wed 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thu 4:00pm - 7:00pm
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  • Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Online Sessions (Utah)
Accepting new clients online
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  • Wed 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thu 4:00pm - 7:00pm
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  • Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Online Sessions (Virginia)
Accepting new clients online
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
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  • Wed 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thu 4:00pm - 7:00pm
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  • Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Online Sessions (Washington)
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  • Wed 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thu 4:00pm - 7:00pm
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  • Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Online Sessions (West Virginia)
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Online Sessions (Wisconsin)
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  • Wed 10:00 - 6:00
  • Thu 4:00 - 7:00
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  • Sat 9:00 - 12:00
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Minneapolis practice
Therapy Suites, 7201 Metro Blvd, 550 , Minneapolis, Minnesota 55439
Accepting new clients in-person
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  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10:00 - 6:00
  • Thu 4:00 - 6:00
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (Wyoming)
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  • Wed 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thu 4:00pm - 7:00pm
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  • Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 15 years

Children's Minnesota, Psychologist, 2011 - 2021
University of Michigan Health System, Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009 - 2011
Nationwide Children's Hospital, Psychology Pre-Doctoral Intern, 2008 - 2009

Bowling Green Sate University, PhD, 2009
University of Michigan, BA, 2002


Licensure

Alabama: 11780

Arizona: 11780

Arkansas: 11780

Colorado: 11780

Connecticut: 11780

Delaware: 11780

Washington DC: 11780

Georgia: 11780

Idaho: 11780

Illinois: 11780

Indiana: 11780

Kansas: 11780

Kentucky: 11780

Maine: 11780

Maryland: 11780

Minnesota: LP5447

Missouri: 11780

Nebraska: 11780

Nevada: 11780

New Hampshire: 11780

New Jersey: 11780

North Carolina: 11780

Northern Mariana Islands: 11780

Ohio: 11780

Oklahoma: 11780

Pennsylvania: 11780

Tennessee: 11780

Texas: 11780

Utah: 11780

Virginia: 11780

Washington: 11780

West Virginia: 11780

Wisconsin: 11780

Wyoming: 11780


Languages

English