She/Her/HersLicensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Margot Werner is a licensed Creative Arts psychotherapist in NYC. She works primarily with adults from all walks of life. Many of Margot’s clients first come to therapy to address anxiety, depression, history of trauma, relationship issues, and environmental stressors. She is particularly passionate about working with artists, people experiencing life transitions, depression, grief, PTSD, and ID/DD.
Her background in psychodynamic, trauma-informed Art Therapy has roots in object-relations and humanistic theories. This all means she is determined to create a welcoming environment where the pace is guided by you- this is the most important element in developing a strong therapeutic relationship. Through verbal and non-verbal communication, Margot will help you move toward living in a clearer mind space. You do not have to be an artist to benefit from working with an art therapist. So much of therapy is to discover feelings and decide if they are wanted or not. In session, you can expect Margot to use talk therapy, art-making, imagery, and sometimes humor to help you process uncomfortable thoughts and feelings. If you’d just like to talk, that’s great! This approach helps to find ways to process thoughts and feelings through creative outlets, to allow for a stronger mind/body connection. When you make the connection with yourself, you can navigate the world with more clarity, intention, and ease.
Margot's style is welcoming, safe, and nonjudgemental. We can set goals or take it day-by-day.
Margot received her MPS from Pratt Institute. Her years of experience was gained in non-profit institutions where she worked primarily with adults and families in group and individual settings. She is also a professor of Art Therapy in a graduate program. Outside of private practice, she enjoys running and working in her art studio. She offers remote therapy only at this time
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Caregiver stress & support - Coping with anxiety, stress, fatigue, and burnout related to caring for a loved one; balancing the needs of others with one's own needs and health
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
I offer a sliding scale fee which we can discuss in an introduction phone call.
Years of Experience: 8 years
The Embody Lab, 60 Hour Certificate in Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy, 2024
Pratt Institute , MPS in Creative Arts Therapy and Creativity Development, 2016
New York: 002176-01