Welcome! You've come to the right place. I am a licensed clinical social worker living in New York with over 20 years of experience working with parents, adolescents, and families. I have treated individuals facing challenges with depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, family conflict, life changes, relationship issues, and grief.
I enjoy working with people and helping them uncover the tools to assist them in living a fully actualized lives. I function as a guide, however, you will be the one in control, we work as fast or as slow as you need, when you need it. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, psycho-dynamic, and strengths-based counseling. I will tailor our discussions and treatment plan based on your individual needs.
Asking for help is the hardest step, doing so exhibits great courage and self awareness. You are starting down an unfamiliar but better path. Let's chat about you choose to take next step towards healing, happiness, and change. I am looking forward to meeting you and hearing your story.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LCSW #053720 (Expires: 2019-07-31)
Margaret is very kind , helpful , supportive, and very professional as well. I have been working with her for a few months now and can see a definite improvement in my mental state, and that I am moving towards a right direction. She has given me validation of my own worth, and my perception of myself has improved immensely. She always knows how to ask the right questions and makes a great suggestions, and does it carefully and in a very responsible manner, while checking with you if it suits you or makes sense for you at all. Will never push you to do anything if you don't find it fit for you and works at your own pace. She has been a great guidance for me this past few months, and has helped me immensely in the time of need. I would strongly recommend her as a counselor, and would suggest her to anyone!
My therapist, Margaret Lorenz, has bettered my life in such a short amount of time. I have a long way to go but I would have been even more miserable without her. We mostly do video sessions which makes it feel like nothing less than an in-person session. She has made time for me on all major holidays and has fit me in at all my times of need even if it meant she had to step away from her personal life for a few minutes. That’s real dedication and extremely considerate of her. I appreciate and respect her and can’t thank her enough. She makes you feel comfortable to be yourself and helps you have a more positive outlook on things.
Margaret is a compassionate and effective listener who is providing me with a tremendous amount of support, guidance and resources during a very uncertain and uncomfortable time in my life. Being able to share what is troubling me without any fear of judgment is making a difference. I'm so grateful for our sessions and for the progress I've made. Thank you, Margaret!
It has been two years working with Margaret. It has been long time because these two years were critical for me and Margaret is supporting and helping me to find our who I am and what I want. She has very open mind to accept me and to understand the cultural differences. My life became livable. I thank to Margaret for everything she had done for me.
Margaret is honestly amazing! I feel like I have someone who pushes me in the right direction, but also has my side. Thank you Margaret for everything you’ve done for me!
I reached out as I was having issues with my relationship with regard t trust and jealousy. By nature I am quite analytical and always overthinking. Margaret is helping me get better at letting things go and not entertaining problems that may not even be happening. Having someone to talk to that is impartial, who offers support like this can have a huge positive impact on your own well being and self esteem.
I truly enjoyed and benefited much in taking to her. She gave me a perspective and helped me see better and make a sound decision by not ignoring the little voice in my head. Thank you sooo much!
Margaret is a wonderful counselor. Every message I receive from her is incredibly thoughtful, incisive, and comforting. She's helped me find balance and feel ready and able to take on my day.
It’s like the ad on Facebook came to me at no better time then to put you in my life to guide me and help me.
Margaret is so open and honest. She offers so much good insight and ways of thinking. She makes sure to respond to me and if I don’t she will message me again to make sure I’m okay
Margaret Lorens is highly professional and very understaing. She goes far and beyond to help you with your problems. I would recommend her anytime!
I have been talking to Margaret for a couple of months now and have truly felt at ease when speaking with her. She always makes herself available and makes me feel comfortable to talk about anything. I am so thankful to have met someone that understands me and is willing to listen, thanks Margaret :)
Not being very familiar with talking to a professional, Margaret has been very open, understanding and supportive to my situation. She not only provides feedback and support, but also takes the time to make sure she understands my issues and works with me to address them. She also providers videos and worksheets which have been very helpful for me.
Margaret is a great counselor and has given me great suggestions that have helped me since we've been talking!
Margaret was helpful in a number of ways, and gave me good advice.
Margaret knows exactly what she is doing and will listen to every word you say.
Margaret is a very discerning, caring and positive counselor. She asks the right questions and gets straight to the point. She recommends good material and follows up regularly. I would recommend her without hesitation.
Very caring and supportive counselor and keeps contact regularly. Listens very well and knows the issues I would like to address. Margaret also uses a lot of external resource materials to supplement sessions which is greatly appreciated.
Great person to talk to, extremely patient and understanding.
I have worked with Margaret for about a year, during a transitional point in my life around turning 30 and furthering my life in a foreign country. It's been a great support and relief to be able to work through my anxiety in a safe, non-judgmental space.
Margaret is great a counselor. She really listens and offers good tips on handling anxiety, depression and life.
I have really enjoyed talking to Margaret! She has helped me a lot, making me focusing on my anxiety issues and making me consider the limits of my negative thinking. Thank you Margaret for your comprehension and empathy!
Margaret’s been a big help in the trauma that I’ve experienced these past few months. It’s nice to have someone that listens and can offer great professional expertise.
This is my second week with Margaret and she can identify the core of ny issue on the second message. She is incredible because everything make so much more sense now. I was nervous with video call since it was my first, but then she made it so easy. She has this calm manner which is comforting for me. Thank you, Margaret!
Margaret is supportive, attentive, and knowledgable. I feel like I am improving myself every time I speak with her, and never feel alone. She is extremely helpful and I fully recommend her services
Margaret is so kind and caring - she is always listening and offering great advice that has been working - thank you so much for working with me.
Margaret is fantastic. She is compassionate, intelligent, thoughtful, funny and kind. I have seen a clear improvement in my mood and mentality and approach to life and relationships since our conversations began.
Margaret is really great to talk to, very friendly and full of insights. She's helping me work through a lot of things.
I really appreciate Margaret's ability to see where I need to go next. She has given me confidence where there was none before. Her advice has been awesome!
Feeling supported by Margaret helps me focus on what's important for me right now. It's really helpful to have that space with her where I can share what's going on in my life (especially around procrastination, passion, purpose). She asks me great questions that are giving me useful insights to go forward.
Margaret Lorenz is a capable, professional counselor. She assists me by providing a sounding board for my woes. She provided me with worksheets to help me get my mind in the right place. She talks to me in a way that helps me see things in a different perspective.
Margaret is so patient and supportive. I never feel like I need to hold anything back, and I feel that she is there for me one hundred percent. She listens extremely well but is wonderful about giving me the guidance that I need. I'm very grateful to her.
Margaret is great, she listens and is to the point! She will not hold back and I appreciate that a lot.
Margaret was the first therapist I ever met with. She is warm, easy to talk with, laughs readily, encouraging, and is a wonderful person to talk with. Experienced with LGBTQIA+ patients and issues unique to us.
Margaret is compassionate and proactive in her approach me. I have been working with her for about a month and she has been a great support system when no one else understands you.
Margaret has been very supportive, clear and helpful with her advice. She has really listened and understood my concerns and has put me at ease using this as a service.
She's great. I was apprehensive about phone/video counseling but she makes it work.
I'm still working through things with Margaret, but I really feel I'm getting somewhere for the first time in a long time thanks to her.
Margaret Lorenz is incredible thorough. She pays attention to every detail that I say and is thoughtful in response. It is obvious that she cares about what I have to say and helping me get through it in the most positive way.
Margaret is very attentive and insightful. She is empathetic and provides valid and productive advice. Margaret has a gentle nature and is a careful listener. I would very much recommend Margaret.
Margaret is great!! I highly recommend her. She's very engaging and thoughtful with her responses and really takes everything you're saying into consideration She always responds promptly and let's you know if she may be delayed for some reason.
I love Margaret. She is kind caring and compassionate. She has helped me out understand things from a different light and helped me find answers I didn't know where there. She has been a great help. She answers as quickly as possible and definitely checks I. With me once a day just to make sure I am okay. She is amazing. I am glad I got her as my counselor
Margaret really understands everything I say and gives positive feedback to everything I tell her. Even if it's hard for me to talk, she still finds a way to make me feel better.
We have only just started, but so far so good. She is so consistent with her responses and very timely. I never had to wait for her reply and if I get busy, she will be the one reaching out to me. I am definitely staying with Margaret.
Margaret is very attentive, she always asks me thought-provoking questions and encourages me to talk about everything and to get things off my chest. I couldn't have a lovelier counsellor!
Though I did not get to use this service much, Margaret was nothing but accommodating and patient, and she helped me feel comfortable opening up to someone online. She asked a lot of relevant questions, and within the short time we spoke, she was nothing but friendly. I felt confident in her competence.
Margaret is absolutely great. I had another counselor before her and I just did not feel comfortable. With Margaret I feel like I am talking to a friend who is genuinely interested in listening. She even boosts my self esteem. In several ways, she validates what I am saying and let's me feel heard.
Margaret has only been helping me for a few weeks, but she seems to "get it". It is great to have her suggestions.
Good so far.
I've had other therapists, but Margaret is the absolute best so far. She is caring, understanding, incredibly supportive and not judgmental in the least. I'm having a great experience with her and have nothing but thanks to give her.
Margaret's been amazing from day 1. We had a live session just days after connecting and exchanging messages about my issues. She lets me rant and go all over the place while bringing me back down to earth and working with me to better myself in order to live happier and healthier.
Margaret is a really attentive listener, and a wonderful counselor. She's helped me through some rough times, and I'm very comfortable coming to her with all of my problems.
Margaret is extremely helpful in discussing my concerns! She asks questions and is genuinely interested in what I want to talk about, providing resources and advice directly related to what I want to learn more about.
With Margaret, I do not feel judged, but I feel challenged to question the sources of my anxieties and issues that I hold on to. She helped me unravel the notions behind my fears and worries, working with me to reach sound, healthy and confident responses to my issues and struggles. Through our conversations, I had a clearer sense that I can do something about my problems and can develop clear goals to stand against my problems and issues. She let me see that I am not bound with my past disappointments and setbacks which keeps me in doubting myself and others. I am working on building a stronger sense of self and I am happy with the help and guidance I have been receiving from working with her!
Very considerate and helpful.
I totally loved working with Margaret. She's such a lovely human being, a wonderful counselor who had always put an effort in understanding my issues, yet the most important thing for me was that she has been so emotionally supportive. No matter how down I felt, after every message that Margaret sent to me, I just became more and more confident in my abilities, I rediscovered myself, and I discovered new tools that I could use for coping with possible emotional difficulties I might encounter in my life. Seriously, what would someone need more than a counselor who always finds and shows you the good parts of yourself, no matter how insignificant, useless and wrong you think you are in that moments? I can say that with Margaret's help I achieved my main goal -- to be kind to myself and happy with what I am and what I do. Thank you, Margaret, for all your kindness and for your endless patience. Your careful guidance really brought me on the right path.
We have natural conversations and we get along well. Margaret lets me be myself and asks plenty of questions to help me open up.
I am still on my way to get solution for my relationship. Magaret is patient, helpful, and supportive. I believe we will find the solution for my problem very soon.
Margaret has been an exceptional listener and supporter. If it wasn't for her I don't know where I would be, I may have been in a worse situation than I am now. She puts my well being first before anything. I now I am still a working progress but she's been an amazing help by far.
Margaret has been excellent, she has really been there for me and reaches out to check up on me. I'm happy we found her.
Margaret is really sweet. She has a good perspective to offer, and I always like it when she throws in something lighthearted. It helps for her to gently joke with me when I'm feeling a bit bleak.
Margaret has been so wonderful. I was amazed at how quickly she picked up on my personality type and was able to tailor her support to my specific emotional and mental needs. She asks the right questions and offers empathy without judgement. She is so smart and caring and has already made a big difference in my life in a matter of a few short weeks. She has my gratitude and I would encourage anyone to seek her counsel.
I'm really lucky to have been matched with Margaret. She has helped me through some difficult emotions and situations. She really cares about how I'm doing and had shown me that I can trust. I don't know what I would do without her continued support.
Margaret is easy to open up to and very insightful. A fantastic counselor.
Margaret has been wonderful. She has helped me more in two weeks than someone I've been going to for over a year. Margaret truly listens and cares and I can tell she puts effort into her responses. She understands and the way she responds makes me feel comfortable and allows me to be more open.
Brilliant councillor, very professional, extremely helpful and I found it easy to open up. Highly recommended.
It's only been a few weeks but I can't believe how much Margaret has helped with things that have been bothering me for years. I would recommend her to anyone who might be a little apprehensive about seeing a therapist for the first time, she really made me feel comfortable and safe.