Margaret Horwitz

Licensed Master Social Worker

(she, her)

I specialize in CPTSD/ PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Self-esteem, Intimate Partner Violence/ Domestic Violence, Incarceration trauma, Social Justice and activism.

My therapy style is informed by Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Internal Family Systems (IFS), attachment theory, relational approaches, liberation psychology, self-psychology and narrative therapy.

Margaret Horwitz, LMSW | Balanced Mind | EMDR Schema Therapy Online | New York

How I Can Help

I am passionate about supporting people on their journeys of self-exploration, empowerment, and healing. While this journey looks different for everyone, therapy provides us with a unique opportunity to learn more about ourselves- our identities, the people and places that have shaped us, and life experiences. I have deep respect for the courage it takes to show up for ourselves in this way and believe we can do so with curiosity and compassion.

I believe in the transformative power of feeling deeply seen and valued in the therapeutic relationship and have personally experienced how it can help us cultivate better relationships with ourselves and others. Together, we may want to explore practices that have helped you survive thus far and experiment with new or different strategies. You may be looking to understand big or challenging feelings bubbling up while navigating life’s complexities. Or you may want to feel more rooted in yourself and your values and want to shift into a more embodied way of moving through the world. Whatever brought you here- I’ll support you every step of the way.

I’ve been providing therapy in community-based settings for the past 5 years, working predominantly with female/trans/nonbinary survivors of the criminal legal system and family court system as well as survivors of intimate partner violence/ domestic violence. I am especially passionate about supporting trauma survivors and folks involved in social justice organizing and advocacy.

My practice is neurodiversity-affirming and I have training in self-psychology and AEDP, a trauma-focused somatic-based modality. I am also completing training for internal family systems. Some of the theoretical perspectives that inform my work include attachment theory, relational approaches, liberation psychology, and narrative therapy. I am also deeply influenced by my abolitionist values.

What Makes Me Credible

  • Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) NY License No. 109101
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bachelor’s in Gender & Women’s Studies and Sociology (2013)
  • Columbia University, Master’s of Social Work (2019)
  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy One-Year Program at the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity (IPSS)
  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy Level 2 Certification


We’ll work together to explore your unique needs, while honoring your strengths and innate wisdom. I don’t see myself as an “expert,” rather a skilled and caring partner, excited to support you as we navigate this work together. I strive to be anti-oppressive in my approach, paying special attention to the ways in which people are impacted by systems and -isms as well as my own positionality as a therapist.