Margaret M. Gaestel (Peggy)
MSW, LCSW (DE), LCSW-C (MD)
Peggy is the founder of Synergy and is a Clinical Social Worker in Delaware and Maryland. Peggy has worked in multiple settings where she learned the importance of respecting people for who they are, and recognizing and building on their strengths. She has extensive training and experience working with children, adults, and families.
Throughout her career, Peggy has participated in ongoing skill development in the areas of Family Centered Practice, the use of Family Team Meetings, Family Group Decision Making, Mediation Training, and Custody Mediation Training. She has developed curriculum and provided training through the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work Training Department on the use of Family Centered Practice in Child Welfare. Peggy participated in the development and implementation of an in-patient adolescent addiction facility in Southern Maryland, where she was employed as an addictions counselor.
Other specialized training includes: Girls Circle
Certified Facilitator, Critical Incident Stress Management, Forensic Interviewing of Child Sexual Abuse Victims, evaluations and treatment of sexually abused children and adolescents, Attachment Based Family Therapy, Clinical Intensive Training in Family Injustice, fully trained in Trauma Informed EMDR, OETAS Addiction Training, and Certification in Traumatic Stress Studies through The Trauma Center at JRI
, Boston Massachusetts .