Loren  Margelefsky

Loren Margelefsky

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Registered Art Therapist, ATR Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island Waitlist Online
Providence Waitlist In-person

I currently have availability to meet starting at 9:30am through 1:00pm , Wednesday through Friday.

Updated January 24, 2024

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.


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)


  • Adults (24+)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

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


Providence practice
154 Waterman Street, Suite 16C, Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10:00am-4:15pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-4:15pm
  • Fri 12:00pm-4:15pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9:30am-4:00pm
  • Thu 9:30am-4:00pm
  • Fri 9:30am-4:00pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • 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, Bachelor's, 2003



Professional endorsements

"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."

- Jennifer Alves, LMSW • June 2017

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

- Michael Eltz, PhD • June 2017

"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."

- Leonardo Batista, MD • June 2017