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Monica Smith, LCSW

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Monica Smith, LCSW

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    University of Georgia

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    Monica specializes in working with patients under the care of NGPG Neurology as well as caregivers for those patients.  She focuses on the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), caregiver distress, depression and grief counseling. With nearly two decades of experience in medical social work, Monica has worked with patients who have chronic diseases and new onset illnesses such as strokes.  She has also worked with many patients recovering from physical trauma and brain/spinal injury caused by accidents and other traumatic events. 

    She uses cognitive behavioral therapy when appropriate and favors strength-based therapy, reminiscence therapy, person-centered therapy, and solution-based brief therapy.   Monica believes that psychoeducation is vital, and she makes it a priority to educate patients and families about disease processes; always providing necessary resources.