Margaret Pendergrass, LCSW

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Life is full of surprises and unexpected changes- some exciting and some painful. Change, good or bad, can come with difficult feelings and thoughts.  Complicated thoughts and feelings are a natural response, but they can interfere with your well-being and daily life.  You and I will work together to address these stresses, learn new skills, and focus on living a life based on your values.

 

My name is Margaret Pendergrass, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over a decade of experience working as a healthcare social worker and helping clients and their families adjust to new diagnoses, chronic illness, and grief and loss. I have specialized training working with a variety of patient populations, including dementia, stroke, spinal cord injury, and kidney failure patients. My particular interests include managing the complexities of aging, caregiver fatigue, and coping with depression and anxiety. I also bring significant experience with utilizing local resources to provide concrete help for caregivers struggling at home.

 

My personal approach to therapy utilizes both Motivational Interviewing and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and involves us working together as a team. ACT embraces the concept that the life experiences that make our lives full and meaningful sometimes come with pain and stressful feelings. We will work together to focus on the present, quit the struggle with painful feelings and thoughts, and work towards a meaningful life in spite of obstacles.  

 

I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers, Georgia Council of Nephrology Social Workers, and am a Trauma-Sensitive HeartMath Certified Provider. 

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