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Kirti-Agarwal, MA, MS, LMHC

Kirti Agarwal, MS, LMHC

Kirti’s passion and expertise is in helping the relationship dynamic between people. This caring and skilled professional provides family counseling including youth of all ages; focusing on the thoughts and needs of each member within the family unit, parenting, sibling, and blended family issues. In addition, Kirti specializes in providing individual counseling for children birth through age 13. She also provides couples and individual counseling for adults including a wide range of relational and personal issues.  Kirti is particularly skilled in offering clientele concrete action items to take that lead to emotional, behavioral and relational growth and change. From the moment you meet this compassionate mental health clinician, her intelligence and extensive experience helping clientele with a wide range of challenges shines through, more than can simply be depicted in the brevity of a written bio. Below you will find just but a few of her specialties.

Kirti’s specialties include:

  • Child emotional/behavioral (including extreme)/developmental issues
  • Early childhood intervention needs
  • Autism
  • Trauma
  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Blended family issues
  • Couples counseling/relationship issues
  • Divorce
  • Loss/grief
  • Developmental delay
  • Female victims of domestic violence
  • Self-esteem issues in children
  • Family therapy
  • Parenting counseling/support
  • Individual adult counseling
  • Substance abuse/addictions

Kirti’s personality is one of professionalism, fully engaged, playful, energetic, as well as calm and soothing when appropriate. Her therapeutic approach includes a strength based model where she helps clientele to discover and use their strengths, skills and abilities, as well as principles from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, play therapy, mindfulness, and family systems therapy. Kirti believes in working together with clients to help them make changes in their life by creating clear goals that improve the quality of their life. This is a caring therapist who believes that real healing change is an individual process that is unique to each person and sees her role as a guide and mentor on this journey. Kirti strongly believes that clients come to counseling because they want to change something that is not working for them. This is exactly the reason why she provides strategies and skills for clients to take home in every session. In addition, Kirti uses a collaborative approach in her work by coordinating care with school, PCP and other providers as applicable.

Kirti has been providing therapeutic services since 2005. This Licensed Mental Health Counselor holds 2 Master degrees; one in Psychology and one in Mental Health Counseling. She also holds a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Marriage and Family Therapy/Family Systems Therapy. In addition, Kirti is fluent in the languages of Hindi and Telugu. Prior to joining Dr. Karen Ruskin & Associates, Kirti was the director of and a clinician for the outpatient and Early Intervention Program at a large mental health facility, including overseeing services for children with extreme behavioral issues, providing family, couple, and individual counseling.

Kirti offers morning, day, evening and weekend hours by appointment only at: Dr. Karen Ruskin & Associates’ Chestnut Street Location

26 East Chestnut Street (Side Door)
Sharon, MA 02067