LCSW, PhD Candidate Peggy Stewart

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (CA)

CA US

About Me

Does Not Prescribe Medication.

Age Range: 5+


Peggy Stewart is a licensed clinical social worker who works with child, adolescent and adult residents of California. She has experience providing therapy to individuals experiencing stress and anxiety, physical health related distress and depression as well as facilitating support groups. Peggy is also certified to provide bariatric clearances and has extensive experience helping recipients and donors navigate the organ transplant process. Peggy’s philosophy of care entails empowering her clients to soar to their highest quality of life by using evidence-based therapeutic models.


In California, Peggy was the former region 5 patient affairs representative for the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and served on the committee for 3 years. She continues to work with UNOS to help write and review policies related to transplant issues. In addition to this, Peggy also serves on the editorial board for a journal, Progress in Transplantation, where she reviews evidence-based research articles that inform her practice as an LCSW.


In her free time, Peggy maintains a reptile rescue and shelter that she owns to help abandoned and donated animals. She also has fond memories of the time she has spent traveling to Asia and the Caribbean. Peggy’s favorite quote is by Rene Descartes: “It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.”



Peggy Stewart requires no less than twenty-four (24) hours advance notice of a canceled appointment. Clients canceling appointments with less than 24 hours notice, will be billed the full charge for the visit as a No Show Fee. This fee will be billed automatically to the client’s credit card at the time of the cancellation.


Credits for No Show Fee: After having been billed a No Show Fee, all first time clients have the option to reschedule and receive full credit. Upon rescheduling and participating in an initial session within 21 days of the canceled session, the client’s account will be credited with the full No Show fee, and this credit can be applied to future sessions.

Qualifications

Experience

Experience:

Jan 2016 – Present, Able To

Teletherapist


May 2015 – Present, USC Rossier School of Education

Tutor


Jan 2014 – Present, University of Southern California

Adjunct Professor teaching master level students of social work on:








  • Mental Health Theory and Clinical Practice
  • Health and Wellness in Integrated Care Settings
  • Policy in Healthcare.


Feb 2003 – Present, Clinical Setting in Los Angeles, CA

Medical Social Worker


Oct 2001 – Apr 2014, UCLA Medical Center

Organ Transplant Social Worker


Nov 2000 – Dec 2005, Clinical Setting in Los Angeles, CA

Medical Social Worker


May 1997 – Apr 1998, Glendale Memorial Medical Center

Healthcare Social Worker


May 1993 – May 1997, Clinical Setting in San Gabriel, CA

Medical Social Worker


May 1995 – Apr 1996, Clinical Setting in Los Angeles, CA

Field Practicum Substance Abuse Supervisor


July 1988 – May 1993, Metropolitan State Hospital

Psychiatric Social Worker


Nov 1987 – Apr 1988, Inter-Community Hospital and Home Care

Home Health Medical Social Worker


Sept 1986 – May 1987, Veterans Administration

Social Work Intern


Apr 1980 – May 1986, Department of Public Social Services

Social Worker

Education

Present, NorthCentral University

Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Ph.D. Candidate in Clinical Psychology


University of Southern California

Master of Social Work


University of California Los Angeles

Bachelors of Arts in Sociology

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science


2017, University of Michigan

Certification in Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care

Specialties

  • Bariatric Clearances
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Relationships
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Career Guidance
  • Effective Communication
  • Anger Management
  • Wellness and Health Promotion
  • PMS
  • Post-Partum Depression
  • Peri or Menopausal Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Life Coaching
  • Substance Abuse
  • Gambling Problems
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Addiction
  • ADHD (adult)
  • ADHD (child and adolescent)
  • Attachment Disorder
  • Autism spectrum disorders (adult)
  • Autism spectrum disorders (child and adolescent)
  • Auto-immune Symptom Management
  • Child and Adolescent Therapy
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disability
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Disability and Mobility
  • Divorce
  • Family Therapy
  • Gender Identity and Dysphoria
  • Homebound Illness
  • LGBT Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-compulsive Disorder
  • Oppositional-defiant Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Separation Anxiety Disorder
  • Sexual Issues
  • Trauma and Abuse
  • Grief Counseling
  • Eating Disorder
  • Men's Issues and Health
  • Women's Issues and Health
  • Marriage and Relationship Counseling

Services Offered

Session Type / Rate / Duration

  • Individual psychotherapy / $150 / 45 Minutes