Margot  Werner
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Margot Werner


Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT
New York Accepting Online
Updated April 6, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Caregiver stress & support
  • Developmental disorders
  • Life transitions
  • Trauma
  • Mind-body connection

Professional statement

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 find ways to to process thoughts and feelings through creative outlets to allow for a deeper 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

Developmental disorders - Support coping with and understanding a child’s unique strengths and challenges; strengthening social and communication skills; parent training and coaching

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

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Cigna
  • Evernorth

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $175


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am- 7pm
  • Tue 4pm - 7pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 8am-7pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Pratt Institute , MPS in Creative Arts Therapy and Creativity Development, 2016


New York: 002176-01