Akshita  Desore
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Akshita Desore


Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Updated March 17, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Cultural adjustment
  • Life transitions
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Relationship issues
  • Loneliness
  • Self-doubt

Professional statement

Akshita Desore is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who offers Tele-therapy. She works with individuals across the lifespan with a focus on young adults. Most of her work involves working with clients facing life transitions, anxiety, grief/loss, and self-doubt. Akshita is particularly passionate about serving students, working professionals, and immigrants.

Akshita’s approach is rooted in Expressive Arts Therapy, the use of arts to reconnect with our creativity and use our intuition and imagination. She works closely with clients to explore ways to become more present, accept and navigate emotions and develop meaningful relationships with oneself and others. Together she supports clients in finding solutions, learning coping skills and setting concrete, realistic goals.

This approach supports clients to feel calmer and more grounded, reconnect to their intuitive and creative selves, recognize, and reframe negative self-beliefs and navigate life transitions with patience, wisdom, and hope.

Akshita's style is engaging, non-judgmental and thoughtful. When clients first start therapy, she aims to establish a warm, safe, and grounding environment where clients feel heard and encouraged.

Akshita received her MA. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley University. Besides Expressive arts, she is trained in Dialectic Behavior Therapy and Solution Focused Brief therapy. She has worked at Community mental health clinics serving children, teens, and adults and at The Children's Room, a grief and bereavement center for children, teens, and families. Outside of private practice, she enjoys yoga, reading books and baking. As a Telehealth provider, she offers online therapy over zoom during mornings, afternoons and also on Saturdays.

Message to clients

I don't believe that therapy needs to go on for years, my work is to provide a space for you to discover your inherent potential and expand your skills to experience joy, presence and meaning in everyday life. I like to create spaces for non-judgmental self-reflection, goal setting and play and hope that our session leaves you feeling energized and more in tune with yourself! I like to focus on what is going well and how we can grow that and believe that all of us do the best we can, with the skills we have in the present moment.


Cultural adjustment - Acclimating to a new environment; managing stress and coping with feelings of loss and separation from familiar people and places

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

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

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

Loneliness - Developing an understanding of one’s loneliness, including its origins and how it impacts daily life; decreasing the occurrence of loneliness by addressing barriers to social connection and practicing coping skills

Self-doubt - Exploring how self-doubt shows up in one’s life and the origins of this self-doubt; training oneself in self-esteem and confidence


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Akshita Desore 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: $100 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $80 - $100


Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7 am to 1 pm and 8pm
  • Tue 7 am to 1 pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 7 am to 1 pm and 8 pm
  • Fri 7 am to 1 pm and 8 pm
  • Sat 7 am to 1 pm and 8 pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years

Behavioral Health Network, Outpatient Clinician, 2021 - 2023
Eliot Community Human Services, Outpatient Clinician, 2020 - 2021
The Children's Room, Expressive Arts Therapy Intern, 2019 - 2020

Lesley University, Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Expressive Arts Therapy, 2020


Massachusetts: 13490