Jennifer Leach, Clinical Social Worker, has more than 15 years of experience working with children and families in areas of emotional, behavioral and social health.
Marissa Ford, Clinical Social Worker, joined our team in September 2017. She comes to us having worked with children and families in various settings including early intervention and a long term residential facility for children.
As part of our care team, Jen and Marissa provide consultation to patients and families who may benefit from their help. They also consult with the providers and medical staff of MSP about the best ways to support children’s emotional and social development.
How to access a consultation:
Let your provider know if you have a concern about your child’s behavior, or their emotional or social health. You and your provider will talk about whether a consultation with Jen or Marissa might be helpful. An initial consultation is typically available within 1-2 weeks.
What to Expect:
Initial appointments are typically 45 minutes and include parent/guardian, and child. If you want to consult with Jen or Marissa prior to meeting your child, please request a parent meeting first. Follow-up consultations are 30-45 minutes.
After meeting with you, Jen or Marissa and your provider will decide together what services and support will be most helpful.
Services included but are not limited to:
- developmental guidance
- short term solution focused therapy here at MSP
- referral to community based therapy
- participation in groups
- parenting support
- medication monitoring in collaboration with provider
- periodic check-ins for progress monitoring
- consultation with schools or other providers