Margaret Rau, MS, LMSW

Position: Psychotherapist
Areas of Work: Adolescent / Teen Issues, Adults (25-64), Aging Parents, Anxiety Disorder, Art Therapy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, BIPOC Mental Health Issues, Body Positivity/Health at every size, Buddhist, Bullying, Burnout, Caregiver Burnout, Childhood Trauma, Christian, Cigna, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Commitment Obstacles, Compassion Fatigue, Complex Trauma, Confidence Issues, Coping Mechanism Development, Couples (Relationship Therapy), Crisis Intervention, Cultural Competence, Dating, Dementia, Developmental Disorder, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Early Childhood Trauma, Elderly Persons Disorders, Emerging Adulthood, Emotional Abuse, End of Life Challenges, Existential Anxiety, Existential Crisis or Transition, Family Planning, Family Therapy, Family Therapy, Fear of Failure, Female Identifying, Fertility / Infertility, Grief and Loss, Group Therapy, Health at Every Size, Hindu, Immigration, Indecision, Individual Therapy, Intellectual Disability, Intergenerational Trauma, Intimate Partner Violence, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Trauma, Intrusive Thoughts, Jewish, Lesbian, Level 2 Clinician, LGBTQIA+, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Malaise, Masculinity-Related Stress, Men's Issues, Men's Mental Health Issues, Mental Health Problem / Illness, Mindful-Based Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Muslim, Narcissistic Personality, Narrative Therapy, Nonreligious, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Perinatal Mental Health, Postpartum, Postpartum Anxiety, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy, Pregnancy-Related Stress, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), Prenatal, Psychosis, Queer, Queer-Competent, Questioning, Racial Justice Framework, Racism Issues, Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), Recently Moved, Relational, Relationship Struggles / Issues, School Phobia, Selective Mutism, Seniors (65+), Sex Positive/Kink Friendly, Sex Therapy, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexual Fear, Sexual Identity, Sexuality, Social Anxiety, Social Anxiety Disorder, Social Justice, Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD), Somatic Therapy, Stammer, Straight, Strength-Based, Strength-Based Therapy, Stress, Teenagers/Adolescents (13-17), Trans-Competant, Transgender, Transitioning, Trauma / Trauma Focused, Trauma Therapy, Vulnerability, Wilderness Therapy, Women's Health, Women's Issues / Obstacles, Worry, Young Adulthood, Young Adults (18-24)
Location: 5th Avenue, New York, Tele-Health/Virtual

Margaret (She/Her) is a New York City-based Psychotherapist and Licensed Social Worker whose practice is based on building warm and trusting relationships. She use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques and mindfulness to make space for clients to self-soothe, regulate, and ready themselves to make the changes they are wanting in their lives. She partners with her clients to provide them with guidance tailored to their needs while they navigate the concerns that brought them to therapy.

Throughout her career, she has counseled a myriad of people, including but not limited to, birthing people dealing with mental health challenges, teens experiencing emotional and social hardships, adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum, adults across the life span navigating their mental health, and child welfare-involved families. She has worked in a wide range of therapeutic settings, including adventure therapy, clinically-informed life coaching, school-based mental health, a senior center, child welfare family therapy and in an alternative healing center specializing in vibrational sound therapy. This diversity of experience has allowed her to build a practice that is flexible to the needs of her clients in order to support their growth and healing.

She earned her Master of Social Work in 2021 from CUNY Hunter, where she focused her clinical research and practice on intersections of disability and aging. As well as, clinical considerations in perinatal care, and her Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology from Montana State University. She makes time to be in nature, journal, craft, and adventure whenever she can.

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