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Margot Weinshel, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Intimacy Depression
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About me

I’ve always been fascinated by relationships. My ideal clients -- and I have many --are individuals or people in various relationships who feel they are not achieving their maximum potential -- in life, career or relationships.

I have seen hundreds of clients in many years of practice. After social work school, I was the supervisor of family therapy at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. I now teach family therapy at NYU Langone Medical School. In addition I see many clients as individuals

As an individual, do you feel down, depressed, or unmotivated? Are you struggling to find pleasure or happiness in your day to day life? Have you lost your sense of joy, purpose, or meaning in life? If so, you may be struggling with depression. I specialize in helping people overcome the symptoms of depression, rebuild their sense of meaning, and move forward into a better, brighter future.

Are you overwhelmed with nervousness or worry? Do you struggle to fall asleep at night, tossing and turning as stressors run through your mind? Do you feel trapped by anxious thoughts and feelings? You are not alone – anxiety is one of the most common issues people face in the United States and for many it has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic . My therapy is specifically designed to help you overcome your worry and find freedom from anxiety.

Are you and or your partner facing infertility issues? Has your relationship been put under strain, your hopes for the future jeopardized? As someone who has personally experienced the difficulties of infertility, I know what it's like. I specialize in helping people who are facing infertility, and I would love to work with you.

Have you experienced a traumatic life event, such as abuse, neglect, assault, or a near-death experience? Do the memories of what happened keep coming back in flashes or nightmares? Although not everyone who experiences trauma will meet the full criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), all trauma survivors can benefit from the healing support of a therapist.

Do you have a hard time with relationships? Have you struggled with dating, making (or keeping) friends, or building connections at work? Are you coping with the aftermath of a breakup or divorce? Let me help. I specialize in helping people navigate difficult relationship experiences and find better ways to connect with others.

Are you going through a major change in life, such as landing a new job, starting retirement, facing divorce, starting a marriage, or becoming a parent? You don't have to do it alone. My therapy can offer you a space to have support and guidance as you work through the stressors and challenges that come with major life transitions.

Professional experience

40yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Intimacy Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Fertility Issues, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered


License information

CT LCSW 008394

NY LCSW 023745


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Margot Weinshel. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

When I started with Margot I had never tried therapy before and didn’t know what to expect. She put me at ease in short order with a very supportive nature. That support allowed me to get to places that weren’t always pleasant but much needed. When they weren’t pleasant, her manner kept me in a place of safety. Over time, I’ve discovered areas of myself that I didn’t thing I could get to and found inner peace and strength to do what’s needed to lead a more fulfilling life. My communication with my partner has gotten better and the ability to stand up for myself has become easier. Is my life perfect? No, but I don’t think that’s possible for anyone. All I know is my life is much better for working with Margot. I’d recommend her to anyone.

Written on Oct 04, 2022 after therapy with Margot for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

I just want to say that Margot is great. I'm glad that I was paired up with her.

Written on Aug 18, 2021 after therapy with Margot for 3 months


Written on May 28, 2021 after therapy with Margot for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes