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Mary Lou Prendergast, LMHC

Mary Lou Prendergast, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Primary Office

Office 1: Baptist Behavioral Health

1660 Prudential Drive , Suite 410
, Jacksonville, FL 32207

904.390.7401

  • Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mary Lou Prendergast, LMHC Biography and Info

Mary Lou Prendergast, LMHC, is a compassionate and nurturing therapist who helps people cope with the challenges of life. Many patients have described feeling significantly better after opening up to Ms. Prendergast and sharing the issues that brought them in to seek help. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, Ms. Prendergast offers a highly personalized therapy experience tailored to each patient’s individual needs. Her areas of expertise include:

  • Obesity related issues
  • Diet and weight loss
  • Eating disorders
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Self esteem issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Impact of bariatric surgery on psychosocial health

From the Doctor

My patients have had success becoming healthier; both mentally and physically, by using a tailored food plan to help stabilize weight. I also help people struggling with eating disorders, the psychological effects of bariatric surgery, and body dysmorphic disorder. I teach patients simple but effective techniques to help with anxiety and depression and explore different movement techniques, such as stretching and yoga. I utilize a variety of therapeutic methods to help people make real and long lasting changes in their lives by developing the motivation necessary to improve self-esteem and confidence.

I am passionate about bringing to light the devastating health effects of eating the SAD diet (Standard American Diet). The food industry is killing us, one bite at a time. They place profits over health and continue to develop and market processed food, especially to children - to get them “hooked” early in life. The bottom line is that obesity kills people, and there is a cure, but it involves making drastic changes to the way we currently eat.

Specialties

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Languages

  • English

Additional Information

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science

    John Carroll University - Cleveland , OH


  • Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology

    University of North Florida - Jacksonville , FL