Nishtha  Agarwal
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Nishtha Agarwal


Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Ball Square Not Accepting In-person
Updated May 24, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Cultural adjustment
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Nishtha Agarwal is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts and is currently offering therapy online. She works with individuals (adults of all ages) and couples. Many of Nishtha’s clients come in to address relationship issues, depression, life transitions, self-esteem, identity and cultural adjustment issues.

Nishtha is trained in expressive arts therapy, which involves engaging in your creative energies using different art modalities such as dance, music, visual art, journaling stories, and poetry as a tool for emotional expression and healing. She intersperses this with cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, parts work and mindfulness practices, engaging in a client-centered eclectic approach.

In session, Nishtha focuses on grounding tools and somatic practices such as breath work and body movement along with creative expression through the arts. This approach supports clients to get in touch with their emotions and reflective skills, enhance their ability to learn about and contain trauma responses, enable body-mind connection and practice being present in the moment.

Nishtha's style is collaborative and explorative. When clients first start therapy, she meets the client where they are at by creating a comfortable and safe environment for them to embark upon the journey of self-exploration and healing.

Nishtha received her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with specialization in Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley University. She has worked at community mental health clinics, eating disorder center, schools and universities, and outpatient services in the past. Outside of private practice, she enjoys watching movies, going for walks, hiking, gardening, cooking, painting and writing.


Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

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

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

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families


Nishtha Agarwal 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
  • Couples sessions: $120 (60min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • PayPal
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • As needed
Therapist's note

I am currently accepting only private pay clients. I am happy to discuss a sliding scale fee if needed.


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 Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Ball Square practice
124 Boston Ave, Somerville, Massachusetts 02144
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Eliot Community Human Services, Outpatient Clinician, 2019 - 2021
Maria Droste Counseling Services, Outpatient Clinician, 2019 - 2020

Lesley University, MA in Clinician Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Expressive Arts Therapy, 2019
Delhi University, MA in Psychology, 2012


Massachusetts: 13187