Dr. Karen Ruskin


Dr. Karen Ruskin, PsyD, LMFT, is known as The Marriage Saver, Relationship Expert, and Parenting Strategist who offers practical concrete advice in her tell-it-like-it-is, no nonsense style, which shines through in all contexts; whether in the office in her private counseling practice, or on the air. She provides ‘real solutions for real life problems’. Dr. Ruskin is a Psychotherapist, a distinguished Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who provides cutting edge insight and concrete tips for a wide range of mental health issues along with her innovative, and at times provocative analysis of timely topics in the news ranging from; politics to celebrity to sports to murder. No topic is off limits for this professional. Known nationally and internationally she has appeared on FOX News Channel (The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity, Your World With Neil Cavuto, The Real Story With Gretchen Carlson, FOX & Friends, America’s News HQ, America’s Newsroom…) and FOX Business Network (The Willis Report, John Stossel…). In addition, she also has appeared on shows such as: The Dr. Oz Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, Comedy Central’s The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, The Steve Harvey Show, Sun News Network’s The Source, and ARD - German’s TV Channel. She has also appeared on air as a guest expert helping couples and families on MTV, Lifetime, and Discovery Network’s Destination America. Dr. Ruskin’s on air style has been described as intoxicating and infectious. Hosts and producers alike have called Dr. Ruskin “fiery”, “a straight shooter” and “always speaks her mind”. This health and wellness professional doles out her point of view and techniques fluidly shifting with wit, intuition, intensity, humor, and compassion. Her high energy, instincts, and direct communication style separates her from others in her field. Dr. Ruskin shows her intense passion for what she believes and never holds back from asserting her opinion. She’s been said to have a “hard edge with a heart of gold.”

Dr. Ruskin has been providing counseling services since 1993, and is the founder/owner/director of a preeminent private mental health and wellness counseling practice based in Sharon Massachusetts, namely: Dr. Karen Ruskin & Associates, Inc., in which she provides counseling, as well as educates the next generation of therapists providing case consultation. She is often sought after by clientele in the public eye, as clinically she is known for her intensive couple treatment sessions, as she specializes in solution focused brief couples counseling.

Dr. Karen Ruskin is the first Psychotherapist who had a regular question and answer segment on FOX News Boston, where she answered viewers relationship and parenting questions as well as provided regular analysis on timely topics in the news, and commentary on the latest mental health studies during her segment called: ‘Ask Dr. Karen’. Dr. Ruskin is a trail blazer and considered a leader in her industry. As a clinical fellow for the American Association For Marriage And Family Therapy (AAMFT), she was the keynote speaker for their first ever AAMFT leadership conference. Dr. Ruskin was born and raised in Queens New York. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband of over 20 years and their son.

Dr. Ruskin has authored three books: 10 Seconds To Mental Health, Dr. Karen’s Marriage Manual, and 9 Key Techniques For Raising Respectful Children. She has a popular blog on her website, and is sought after for interviews and quoted in a variety of print magazines and newspapers (e.g., WSJ, WebMD, Parents, FOX News Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Good Housekeeping, Men’s Health, Woman’s Health, Women’s Day, Shape, Star, OK, Life & Style, In Touch, Hollywood Life, Working Mother, CNN.com, The Daily Beast, TIME, Destination Weddings, The Costco Connection, The Straits Times, ABCNews.com, Yahoo.com, The Deseret News- National Edition, Sydney Morning Herald, American City Business Journal – BizWomen, Baby Talk, and more). She also has been interviewed on the radio including programs such as: Geraldo Rivera, The Andrea Tantaros Show, FOX News Radio, WRKO-AM The Kuhner Report, SiriusXM including Lieberman LIVE on the Howard Stern Channel, The Palin Update, The Pat Campbell Show, CKNW, WWL-AM/FM and more.


  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Mental Health