Margaret Lorenz

(LCSW)

About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship
  • Parenting
  • Self esteem

I also have experience in LGBT, Family, Grief, Intimacy-related, Eating, Anger, Career, Depression

Years of Experience: 20

Licensing

LCSW #053720 (Expires: 2019-07-31)


Reviews

Written by F.R. on Dec 05, 2017 after counseling with Margaret for 3 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and career

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!

Written by A.L. on Nov 03, 2017 after counseling with Margaret for 4 months relationship, family, and grief

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.

Written by H.A. on Sep 20, 2017 after counseling with Margaret for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and intimacy-related

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!

Written by A.I. on Sep 13, 2017 after counseling with Margaret for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

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

Written by K.I. on Aug 21, 2017 after counseling with Margaret for 6 months bipolar

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.

Written by B.E. on Aug 20, 2017 after counseling with Margaret for 3 months stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and self esteem

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.

Written by R.A. on Jul 26, 2017 after counseling with Margaret for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, eating, and self esteem

Margaret is really great to talk to, very friendly and full of insights. She's helping me work through a lot of things.

Written by S.U. on Jul 25, 2017 after counseling with Margaret for 2 weeks relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

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!

Written by A.L. on Jul 25, 2017 after counseling with Margaret for 2 weeks self esteem

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.

Written by A.N. on Jun 26, 2017 after counseling with Margaret for 7 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, and career

Margaret always checks in with me about how I'm feeling and remembers the things we talk about. She is realistic and practical but also in tune with emotional issues. I would recommend her for anyone needing help getting on track with difficult life transitions.

Written by L.I. on Jun 25, 2017 after counseling with Margaret for 6 months depression, eating, and sleeping

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.

Written by J.U. on Jun 22, 2017 after counseling with Margaret for 5 months stress, anxiety, and eating

Good

Written by S.A. on Jun 20, 2017 after counseling with Margaret for 8 months stress, anxiety, and relationship

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.

Written by H.O. on Jun 20, 2017 after counseling with Margaret for 8 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and anger

Margaret is a very understanding person. She is patient to my moody situation. She helps me to find out what I want. She is very kind and supportive.

Written by C.L. on Jun 13, 2017 after counseling with Margaret for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, eating, self esteem, and anger

Margaret is great, she listens and is to the point! She will not hold back and I appreciate that a lot.

Written by M.I. on May 08, 2017 after counseling with Margaret for 3 weeks lgbt, and self esteem

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.

Written by R.U. on May 01, 2017 after counseling with Margaret for 3 weeks parenting, self esteem, and anger

Knowledgeable, understanding, pits things in perspective... good to work with

Written by A.R on Apr 26, 2017 after counseling with Margaret for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

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.

Written by D.A on Mar 28, 2017 after counseling with Margaret for 3 weeks relationship, family, and parenting

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.

Written by F.E on Mar 26, 2017 after counseling with Margaret for 2 weeks

She's great. I was apprehensive about phone/video counseling but she makes it work.

Written by F.A on Mar 23, 2017 after counseling with Margaret for 3 weeks

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.

Written by S.A on Mar 19, 2017 after counseling with Margaret for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, and anger

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.

Written by V.. on Mar 15, 2017 after counseling with Margaret for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and career

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.

Written by M.A on Mar 09, 2017 after counseling with Margaret for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

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.

Written by K.I on Feb 22, 2017 after counseling with Margaret for 3 weeks bipolar

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

Written by K.A on Feb 04, 2017 after counseling with Margaret for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, and self esteem

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.

Written by A.N on Jan 22, 2017 after counseling with Margaret for 3 weeks relationship, family, intimacy-related, and anger

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.

Written by M.E. on Jan 23, 2017 after counseling with Margaret for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, family, self esteem, and anger

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!

Written by L.A on Jan 21, 2017 after counseling with Margaret for 2 days depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family, self esteem, and career

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.

Written by J.U on Jan 14, 2017 after counseling with Margaret for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and self esteem

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.

Written by L.I on Jan 07, 2017 after counseling with Margaret for 2 weeks depression, eating, and sleeping

Margaret has only been helping me for a few weeks, but she seems to "get it". It is great to have her suggestions.

Written by D.A on Dec 16, 2016 after counseling with Margaret for 2 days

Good so far.

Written by T.O on Dec 14, 2016 after counseling with Margaret for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

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.

Written by M.U on Dec 12, 2016 after counseling with Margaret for 3 weeks relationship, and intimacy-related

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.

Written by R.I on Dec 07, 2016 after counseling with Margaret for 3 months depression, stress, anxiety, family, and parenting

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.

Written by S.T on Dec 03, 2016 after counseling with Margaret for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

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.

Written by R.Y on Nov 28, 2016 after counseling with Margaret for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, parenting, and career

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!

Written by L.A on Nov 23, 2016 after counseling with Margaret for 1 month depression, relationship, and intimacy-related

Very considerate and helpful.

Written by C.O on Nov 21, 2016 after counseling with Margaret for 2 days

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.

Written by A.N on Nov 17, 2016 after counseling with Margaret for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, and career

We have natural conversations and we get along well. Margaret lets me be myself and asks plenty of questions to help me open up.

Written by H.O on Nov 07, 2016 after counseling with Margaret for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and anger

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.

Written by K.A on Oct 29, 2016 after counseling with Margaret for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, family, parenting, and self esteem

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.

Written by A.L on Oct 25, 2016 after counseling with Margaret for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

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.

Written by A.D on Oct 22, 2016 after counseling with Margaret for 2 days stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

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.

Written by S.A on Oct 21, 2016 after counseling with Margaret for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, and relationship

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.

Written by M.I on Oct 18, 2016 after counseling with Margaret for 4 weeks depression, family, self esteem, anger, and career

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.

Written by J.E on Sep 12, 2016 after counseling with Margaret for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, eating, self esteem, anger, and career

Margaret is easy to open up to and very insightful. A fantastic counselor.

Written by J. on Sep 11, 2016 after counseling with Margaret for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related, eating, self esteem, and career

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.

Written by A.N on Aug 11, 2016 after counseling with Margaret for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, and intimacy-related

Brilliant councillor, very professional, extremely helpful and I found it easy to open up. Highly recommended.

Written by S.I on Aug 10, 2016 after counseling with Margaret for 1 week depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and career

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.