Ekta M Kumar, PsyD

Clinical Psychology, Gender-Affirming Care


Provider Details

Languages Spoken
Hindi, English
About Ekta M Kumar, PsyD

Ekta Kumar, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist at USC’s Counseling and Mental Health  (CMH) where she provides therapy services to USC students. She is also Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. 

Her professional interests include multicultural psychology, identity development, college mental health, trauma, relationship difficulties, anxiety, and depression. Dr. Kumar is passionate about providing an affirming therapeutic space for individuals from the LGBTQIA+ community, underrepresented backgrounds, and clients of color. She utilizes a multiculturally and trauma-informed approach in working with clients and pulls upon interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, acceptance and commitment, and dialectical behavior therapy to provide a tailored approach for each client.

She provides gender-affirming therapy services and supports students by writing letters to help advocate for gender affirming procedures and surgery.

Kumar’s pronouns are she, her and hers.


  • Clinical Psychology
  • Gender-Affirming Care

Insurances Accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Watchtower
  • Medicare
  • Health Net
  • Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
  • Health Net Covered California
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered California
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance (UHC)
  • Beech Street Corporation /WC
  • Interplan
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer
  • Blue Shield Covered California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Health Plans of Nevada
  • Kern Health Systems
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers Health & Welfare
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Marian Health Services
  • MultiPlan
  • First Health
  • NEXT
  • Pacificare
  • GEHA
  • Private Health Care Systems
  • Great-West Healthcare of California, Inc.
  • Take Care (GUAM)
  • Brand New Day
  • Union Roofers Health & Welfare Fund
  • United Healthcare
  • USC Network

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  • Provider Gave Easy to Understand Instructions
  • Provider Showed Respect
  • Provider Listened Carefully
  • Provider Knew Medical History
  • Provider Spent Enough Time

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