Loren  Margelefsky

Loren Margelefsky

Registered Art Therapist, ATR

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Not accepting new clients in Providence practice (updated April 03, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family issues
  • Loss and grief
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Loren Margelefsky is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Providence, RI. She helps clients struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, family issues, and grief and loss and offers individual, couples, and family sessions.

Loren particularly enjoys working with tweens through adults to strengthen their own abilities to address life challenges. She uses interventions such as cognitive behavioral therapy, and as a Registered Art Therapist, incorporates art therapy for clients who are seeking this treatment option.

Prior to private practice, Loren worked at clinical settings such as Rhode Island Hospital and Blackstone Behavioral Health. She received her Advanced Graduate Studies in Mental Health from Rhode Island College.


Message to clients

Entering therapy can be scary and overwhelming. Therapy is a process of building a trusting relationship in which expression, exploration, awareness and healing occur. I aim to provide a safe, comfortable, and supportive environment for each client to start their therapeutic journey. My treatment approach offers hopeful solutions without stigma or judgement. I challenge self-deception while encouraging assertiveness, authenticity, and self awareness.
Often times, words are not enough to explain or make sense of an experience, yet the creative process allows for access to the unconscious. In addition to traditional talk therapy, I also offer art therapy as an addition or alternative form of counseling. Art therapy focuses on the process rather than the finished product so any one can engage in this alternative method.


Specialties

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

Family issues - Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children; helping young adults navigate family issues

Loss and grief - Processing the loss of a loved one, any form of grief; processing he emotional aspects of personal illness or the illness of a loved one

Trauma - Dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200

Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Providence practice

154 Waterman Street

Suite 16C

Providence, RI 02906

Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 2:00pm-5:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2016 - Present

Blackstone Behavioral Health, Clinical Therapist, 2015 - Present

Gateway Healthcare, Senior Clinical Therapist, 2015 - 2017

The Providence Center, Primary Clinician, 2015 - 2016

Rhode Island Hospital, Recreational Therapist, 2013 - 2015

The Mount Vernon Hospital, Creative Arts Therapist, 2008 - 2013

Rhode Island College, CAGS, Mental Health Counseling, 2014

Hofstra University, Creative Arts Therapy, 2008

University of Vermont, Bachelors, 2003


Languages

  • English


Professional endorsements

Jennifer Alves, LMSW

Loren has experience and is very knowledgeable. She has worked with different populations. She has worked in outpatient treatment and has helped many patients cope with many different difficulties. Loren is professional and empathic.

Michael Eltz, PhD

Loren is a skilled and highly professional clinician with excellent therapeutic skills.

Leonardo Batista, MD

Loren is intelligent and well-trained with excellent personal skills. She is caring and brings a valuable mix of psychotherapy and art therapy to mental health care.


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