Dr. Jill Kapil

(PsyD)

About Me

I am a licensed clinical psychologist in California with over 7 years of clinical experience working in University College counseling centers. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship/interpersonal issues, career challenges, self-esteem/motivational , substance use, and multicultural concerns. I understand how experiences and life transitions can increase stress and begin to impact emotional well-being, relationships, or individual performance.

I utilize evidence-based practices to help individuals alleviate and manage unhelpful thoughts or behaviors that get in the way of everyday life and tasks. My counseling style is warm, emphathic, interactive, and engaging. While, my approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and solution-focused treatment, it is important that the treatment plan meets your specific goals and areas of focus. I work from a collaborative approach to empower individuals to be involved in their own process of change and growth.

Seeking support takes a lot of courage, and you should be proud of yourself for taking the first step towards building awareness into your own thought processes and behaviors. I look forward to supporting you, and working with you every step of the way.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Body Image , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

Licensing

Psychologist #PSY28199 (Expires: 2022-03-23)


Reviews

Written by H.E. on Feb 18, 2021 after counseling with Jill for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life

Dr. Kapil has been so nice and it’s been helpful having someone to talk with and an able to talk through things I’m feeling. I strongly recommend investing in your mental health and i definitely recommend Better Help.

Written by A.B. on Feb 02, 2021 after counseling with Jill for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Dr. Kapil has been my counselor for almost 10 months now and I can honestly say that these sessions are a big reason I am not worse off right now. I feel safe to talk about what I want to talk about and leave each session feeling like I have some guidance, some plan, to navigate my feelings and thoughts. I'm very grateful to her and would highly recommend her! I've had many friends who've gone to therapy and I am very shocked with the kind of therapists they've had to deal with as I've had nothing but good experience and advice from Dr. Kapil!

Written by J.E. on Jan 23, 2021 after counseling with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Kapil is fantastic, highly recommend!

Written by A.I. on Jan 22, 2021 after counseling with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

She is awesome. I did not have luck with the first two therapist that I picked, but as soon as I started talking to Dr. Kapil I could tell that she really understood my concerns and cared about my progress. I love that she checks in on me.

Written by D.A. on Jan 05, 2021 after counseling with Jill for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I've been seeing Dr. Kapil for about 4 months now. I was extremely stressed, depressed and overwhelmed by my work and school. Before I met Dr. Kapil, I really felt I was losing sight of myself and that made me even more anxious. But after talking to Dr. Kapil and completing the worksheets she provided based on my situation, all of this has really improved the way I perceive, comprehend and express things. Although I'm in a much better place now, change doesn't occur overnight, and I really feel this is one of the best investments I've made for myself. She's extremely supportive, encouraging, responsive and patient. I appreciate talking to her immensely.

Written by D.A. on Jan 04, 2021 after counseling with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I like her approach in solving problems. She states the issues and educate you where the problem arise. If you put in the work, she will help guide you through it.

Written by K.A. on Dec 28, 2020 after counseling with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Kapil is a great counselor! They provided great worksheets that helped me identify my feelings and cope with my anxiety!

Written by K.A. on Nov 24, 2020 after counseling with Jill for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Dr. Kapil is wonderful.. so responsive and checks in on me. I also love the different worksheets she sends based on what I'm thinking and need to process. Best counselor!

Written by S.A. on Nov 03, 2020 after counseling with Jill for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Dr.Kapil has been amazing support to me thank you for everything you do

Written by S.K. on Oct 29, 2020 after counseling with Jill for 2 weeks

She's a genuinely caring person, and that's cool to me.

Written by A.M. on Oct 12, 2020 after counseling with Jill for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I appreciate Dr. Kapil's insights and resources that are very helpful with my anxiety and have improved my ability to set boundaries and practice mindfulness. After a rough 2020, I am ending the year refreshed and able to face whatever comes with strategies to stay grounded and in control of myself, if not everything else around me.

Written by B.R. on Sep 29, 2020 after counseling with Jill for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Kapil is the first therapist I’ve ever had. I was a bit skeptical of online counseling in the beginning, but once we started to get in a routine of weekly sessions my entire perspective shifted. She helps me see my problems with a whole new lens. I look forward to my sessions with Dr. Kapil every week. She has helped me through some very difficult situations over the past few months. The thing that I love the most is that I always feel more courageous after a session with Dr. Kapil.

Written by S.A. on Sep 22, 2020 after counseling with Jill for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Dr. Kapil has been so great at listening to me and finding ways to help me navigate the issues I present. She is so understanding and gives me a lot of guidance. She does not push me but helps me see things that I am unable to see on my own. It has been great working with her for a few months. I can physically and emotionally see a difference in how much less stress I feel.

Written by P.E. on Sep 18, 2020 after counseling with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and anger management

Very easy to chat with and explores your feelings well. She doesn't force her opinions on you but let's you work through your own feelings and arrive at the logical conclusion to why you feel the way you do. She listens and responds with good exercises and actions to help you see the thoughts the way you need to. Highly recommend.

Written by J.E. on Sep 02, 2020 after counseling with Jill for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, and self esteem

Jill has helped me so much!!! I appreciate all of her hard work and dedication. She is always very kind and creates a safe space for me to talk about anything. Jill has helped me grow and learn so much. I never thought I could be the person I am today and I am so grateful for everything that Jill does for her patients :D! I always look forward to our chats and I feel so much better after every session because she knows what to say. I can go on and on, but I think you get the point! :)

Written by J.I. on Jul 24, 2020 after counseling with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem

Jill is professional, understanding, and supportive. I have had a great experience so far with online therapy, thanks to her!

Written by J.O. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Listens and makes sure to help me learn about my issues without sounding judgmental

Written by K.E. on Jul 06, 2020 after counseling with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Kapil has been very responsive and knowledgeable about my concerns.

Written by M.O. on Jun 22, 2020 after counseling with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Kapil is terrific!

Written by L.A. on Jun 08, 2020 after counseling with Jill for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem

Great support!

Written by M.A. on May 11, 2020 after counseling with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I’ve had a better experience with Dr. Kapil than I’ve had with other counselors. I feel she really wants to help me and provides me with worksheets to help me better understand. Since working with her, I have been able to better understand a lot I’m going through and dig deep to help me figure out what is going on. She’s amazing and i am sticking with her!

Written by E.L. on May 09, 2020 after counseling with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I’m still very new to BetterHelp, but my counselor has been very helpful in just this short time.

Written by T.A. on Apr 27, 2020 after counseling with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I feel comfortable sharing anything with her and she gives me a helpful response each time.

Written by E.. on Mar 19, 2020 after counseling with Jill for 6 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and adhd

Dr. Kapil is most knowledgeable! She was mindful and encouraging throughout! Thank you, Dr. Kapil!

Written by B.R. on Mar 03, 2020 after counseling with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Dr. Jalil is great at communicating — even when I am not. She is great at following up and checking in. She finds valuable ways for me to critically think and work through some of my problems.

Written by N.I. on Dec 30, 2019 after counseling with Jill for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

She listens, she is insightful and she offers great perspective. I haven't met all of the goals I want to in my mental wellness yet but I have noticed my progress. I was doubtful about the counseling process but even just knowing I have someone to vent to at all times has helped.

Written by R.O. on Jul 15, 2019 after counseling with Jill for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Dr. Kapil has been marvelous in helping me organize my thoughts for better outcomes and growth through CBT. She is great with her follow-up (even when I'm not so great at replying). Highly recommend!

Written by M.A. on Jul 13, 2019 after counseling with Jill for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, parenting issues, and bipolar disorder

Dr. Kapil is very attentive and insightful. She asks introspective questions and offers exercises and mindfulness activities in a way that doesn't feel dismissive, but rather feels supportive. I have really enjoyed working with Dr. Kapil and I have experienced unsatisfactory experiences with other therapists in the past. She does an excellent job of balancing cognitive therapy with emotional healing.

Written by M.O. on Jul 08, 2019 after counseling with Jill for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

When I always need to talk about my personal issues, I always have Dr. Kapil with me. She helped me out a lot from anxiety to relationships.

Written by C.H. on May 03, 2019 after counseling with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

The doc is very responsive and understanding, even when I couldn't get online to talk to her.

Written by K.A. on Feb 20, 2019 after counseling with Jill for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Dr. Kapil is an excellent sounding board and always provides insights on different ways I can be looking at situations which distress me. I am much calmer and more clearly focused than I was when I first began counseling and I believe she is a genuine asset to Better Help.

Written by N.I. on Jul 23, 2018 after counseling with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Very helpful.

Written by C.R. on Jul 20, 2018 after counseling with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning career

Thank you for giving professional and compassionate care!

Written by D.E. on Jul 06, 2018 after counseling with Jill for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and anger

One of the best. Empathetic and intuitive, Dr. Kapil has a counseling style that is hands on and helps the counseled understand their problem, as well as deal with it. She has most definitely changed my life for the better, and I have no complaints. I sincerely appreciate all the effort she puts into her work, and would without hesitation recommend her services.

Written by R.Y. on Jun 04, 2018 after counseling with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, self esteem, and anger

I really appreciate Dr. Kapil's style. She is very attentive and understanding. This is my first time working with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and I'm finding that I much prefer it to previous experiences I've had with other modes of talk therapy. Rather than getting lost and overwhelmed in a sea of confusing emotions and half-forgotten memories, I feel like Dr. Kapil instead is teaching me how to examine my own thoughts and their impact on my life, and then teaching me the skills to manage my own emotional and mental health.

Written by J.O. on May 31, 2018 after counseling with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Dr. Kapil has been wonderful so far. She's responsive, compassionate, knowledgeable, and respectful. It's been great to be able to have a safe space to work on important parts of myself and work through a transition in my life. I highly recommend working with her!

Written by S.E. on May 24, 2018 after counseling with Jill for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, anger, and career

Dr. Kapil has been a blessing to work with, she has been ver kind and open to helping me deal with some very intense issues in my life, when I have felt at the end of my rope with things she's has been there to gently pull me back to my normal self and gives me plenty of information on how to keep my head in the game.

Very grateful to be working with her and am excited to continue the process. thank you Dr. Kapil. You have been a huge help

Written by L.E. on May 23, 2018 after counseling with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family, grief, and self esteem

She’s the best of the best!

Written by T.E. on May 10, 2018 after counseling with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, parenting, and self esteem

My counselor is very friendly and understands my concerns. I never feel judged for sharing my concerns. She's very straightforward in a supportive way that makes it feel safe to open up. I'm very pleased with my counseling experience and have already recommended it to friends