Mona  Kumar
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Mona Kumar

She/Her/Hers

Psychologist, PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Downtown Accepting In-person
Updated January 12, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Parenting
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Dr. Mona Kumar is a clinical psychologist specializing in individual and couples therapy. Dr. Kumar's clients are typically young professionals seeking personal growth and fulfillment. They may be struggling in their relationships, questioning their chosen career path, or working on overcoming unresolved trauma from their past.

Dr. Kumar believes that our responses to situations often feel limited by our experiences and conditioning. By recognizing the conscious and unconscious elements that have influenced us we become not only aware of the impact of our past but also free to start anew.

Dr. Kumar has over 20 years of experience including advanced training in psychodynamic approaches to treatment. In addition to therapy, Dr. Kumar provides clinical supervision to doctoral interns. Dr. Kumar is available in person in Pasadena or virtually throughout California.


Message to clients

Congratulations on taking the first step to feeling better about yourself, your life, and your relationships! Whether this is your first time in therapy or you've been here before, you are embarking on a journey toward greater authenticity and fulfillment.

We all reside in patterns that feel familiar and comfortable. In many ways these patterns serve us well, but they can also leave us feeling stuck. Maybe there are areas of your life that feel inaccessible to you. Perhaps there are things you want to do, experiences you want to have, or obstacles you want to overcome but instead of moving forward, you find yourself circling the same well-worn paths.

This is exactly where therapy comes in. Together, we will take the time to truly get to know you, those parts that are familiar as well as those that feel more distant. Through the process of consciously listening and hearing, we will bring together the entirety of who you are so you can move through the world from a place of wholeness and confidence, willing to try new things, and enjoying the discoveries you make along the way. So glad you found your way here and looking forward to participating on this journey with you.


Specialties

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

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

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Mona Kumar 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: $295 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $325 (45min)
  • Family sessions: $325 (45min)

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 8am-8pm
  • Tue 8am-8pm
  • Wed 8am-8pm
  • Thu 8am-8pm
  • Fri 8am-8pm
  • Sat 8am- 1pm
  • Sun 8am-1pm

Downtown practice
444 S. Marengo Ave, Pasadena, California 91101
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-8pm
  • Tue 8am-8pm
  • Wed 8am-8pm
  • Thu 8am-8pm
  • Fri 8am-8pm
  • Sat 8am-1pm
  • Sun 8am-1pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 22 years

Private Practice, Clinical Psychologist, 2005 - Present

Alliant International University, PhD, 2002


Licensure

California: 19596


Languages

English

Hindi

Punjabi


Client testimonials

"Looking forward for more care! After a while I feel like I found the right one!"
- Zencare client • October 2023