Margaret T. Nelson ACSW

Margaret T. Nelson ACSW

Professions: Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy, Social Work
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 031160
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 19767
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165 Fremont Ave
Staten Island, New York 10306 - United States
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If you're reading my profile and looking for a Staten Island therapist, it's likely you need information to help yourself or someone you love. This can be your first step toward a new life. It might be encouraging or it might be a bit frightening. Your decision most likely reflects your search for something better and your willingness to try something new.

Everyone has a different life filled with different challenges. My focus is investigating what you are experiencing, understanding the challenges you face, and offering you an array of options for recovery. I collaborate with each client to create a home base that allows them to comfortably explore the challenges they face. I emphasize creating a wholesome life and nurturing self-care.

Whatever has brought you here, my deepest hope is that you find something that furthers you on your journey of healing.

I am a Staten Island therapist in private practice with more than 25 years of experience. My specialties include depression, grief, bereavement, divorce, anxiety, and similar life challenges. I see therapy as a path for creating positive changes. I have deep roots in the Staten Island community, as both a service provider and life-long resident.

Email or Call Margaret T. Nelson ACSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19767

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

Being a therapist is a goal I have had for myself since childhood. I believe strongly that therapy can make a huge difference in a person's life, as it has in mine. I want to pass on the gift of this self awareness.

My Therapy Focus

I use an eclectic approach, blending psychoanalysis, insight-oriented therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. I see therapy as a change-oriented process, not just an open dialogue. Therapy requires your commitment to initiating, sticking with, and contemplating productive changes in your life.

I have been practicing meditation for many years and this deeply informs my approach to promoting change in my clients' lives. I teach my clients effective and simple approaches to meditation that offer lasting benefits.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Choosing to see a therapist is a positive step to take on one's life journey. Occasionally there is a poor match between therapist and client, and empowering my client to explore the reasons for the disappointing experience, and working with her/him to prevent another such disappointment is often what is required.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Firefighters, first responders, 9-11 victims

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Bibliotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Collaborative Therapy / Collaborative Language Systems
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Solution Focused Therapy

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