Peggy Macy is a social worker who cares for children with digestive, nutritional and liver disorders, including celiac disease, eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), hepatitis, fatty liver disease, short bowel syndrome, lysosomal storage diseases and conditions requiring liver transplantation. She also cares for children who need tube feeding because of a disabling condition such as cerebral palsy.
Macy helps children and families cope with chronic health conditions and compounding stressors, including housing difficulties, domestic violence, mental health conditions, food insecurity, economic instability and school problems. She is trained to provide hypnotherapy in the clinic for children with abdominal pain and other conditions that respond well to mind-body interventions. In her free time, Macy enjoys creating art and practicing her language skills by watching Turkish soap operas dubbed into Spanish.
Macy earned her master's degree in social welfare from the University of California, Berkeley and has training in pediatric hypnotherapy from the National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute. At Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, she worked in the pediatric HIV/AIDS department for more than 20 years and in the pediatric neurology department for five years. She has also taught sexuality education to middle school and high school students.