Crow River Family Services is a mental health organization based in Litchfield, Minnesota and currently provides community-based mental health services in central, west-central, and south-central Minnesota. We are certified by the Minnesota Department of Human Services to provide Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS). We will begin providing outpatient mental health services in July of 2011. Our providers are skilled in a variety of areas and have significant experience in community-based (in-home), school, residential treatment, clinical, and hospital settings. We have presented numerous trainings throughout the state. Our providers have presented trainings related to adolescent mental health, bullying, suicide awareness and prevention, parenting, youth culture, reactive attachment disorder, and a variety of other topics. We have been annual presenters at the Minnesota Social Services Association State Conference. We have also presented at the Minnesota Corrections Association State Conference, the regional Minnesota School Counselor’s State Conference, numerous high schools, colleges, and community organizations. We also provide training for foster parents, mental health providers, social service agencies, school faculty and staff, churches, and group home/residential treatment center staff.

Other services include:

  • Diagnostic Assessments
  • Treatment Planning
  • Social Skills Training
  • Clinical Consultation
  • Crisis Assistance

We also provide referrals for:

  • Medication Consultation and Management
  • Psychiatric Care
  • Complete Psychological Evaluations and Testing
  • Chemical Health Assessments
  • Psychosexual Evaluations
  • Neuropsychological Evaluations
  • Alternate Providers for Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS)

Crow River Family Services (CRFS) is owned by Kenny Turck, Michael Rivard, and Shannon Reiner and is based in Litchfield, Minnesota.  CRFS serves youth and families in the central, west-central, and south-central Minnesota. Below is information about our providers:

Kenny Turck, MSW, LGSW
Kenny is the CEO of Crow River Family Services and has been working with youth, adults, and families for 25 years and is a professional speaker and trainer who speaks to hundreds of youth, parents, and professionals annually on topics related to adolescent mental health, parenting, issues related to youth culture, and staff and program development. He has presented at numerous conferences including the annual statewide conferences for the Minnesota Social Service Association (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013) and the 2013 Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health in addition to many others. Mr. Turck was the 2010 National Association of Social Worker's (NASW) Paul and Shelia Wellstone Social Justice Award recipient for the Minnesota Chapter. Mr. Turck is one of the founding members of CRFS and currently works as a Mental Health Practitioner for Crow River Family Services and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Mr. Turck holds a B.A. in Psychology from Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota and a Masters Degree in Social Work from St. Cloud State University. Mr. Turck has worked in program and staff development, as well as administrative, supervisory, and direct care positions in residential treatment programs, psychiatric hospital settings, community-based mental health programs and in restorative justice. Mr. Turck also served as Committee Chairperson for a four county Methamphetamine Advisory Committee as well as chairing a multiple county Restorative Justice/Circle Sentencing committee for juvenile offenders. You can visit Mr. Turck’s website here.

Michael Rivard, MSW, LICSW
Michael is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Supervisor.  Mr. Rivard received his Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Minnesota in 1995. He has practiced as a Licensed School Social Worker for the St. Cloud School District since 1995.  Mr. Rivard has practiced at a Rule 29 clinic in St. Cloud since 2007 evaluating adolescents and adults for chemical dependency and anger issues.  He has also provided supervision for mental health skills training with children and adolescent as well as providing family therapy under Children’s Therapeutic Support Services at a private mental health clinic.  Mr. Rivard’s work in the school setting included performing assessments for special education, planning and programming of behavioral and mental health services, and providing crisis intervention and long-term treatment for students with various disabilities.  Throughout these years, he has worked with many families in their homes addressing some of these same issues that children struggle with at school.  Mr. Rivard utilizes cognitive-behavioral, brief solution-based, and health resiliency approaches in working with children and families.  Mr. Rivard especially enjoys working with children and adolescents challenged with disruptive behavioral disorders, Aspergers Syndrome, anxiety, depression, and learning disabilities.  Mr. Rivard has also engaged in work with adolescents and adults struggling with chemical dependency and anger issues often referred from county court services because of convictions for assault, disorderly conduct, minor consumption, and DWI.  Mr. Rivard has completed training in DSM-IV Diagnostic Assessment, Children’s Therapeutic Support Services, Special Education, Health Resiliency, Restorative Justice, Crisis Prevention, and Boys Town intervention.  He is a former Army Reserve Non-Commissioned Officer.  He is a member of the Benton-Stearns Child Protection Team and the MSW Advisory Council at St. Cloud State University.

Philicity K. Messman, MSW, LICSW is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and contracted Clinical Supervisor.  Ms. Messman received her Master of Social Work degree at The College of St. Catherine/St. Thomas University in 2006 and her Bachelor of Science degree also in Social Work at The College of St. Scholastica in 1990.  Ms. Messman has over ten years of experience working as a medical social worker.  Her work has included long-term care, acute care, and hospice and home care services.   As a medical social worker Ms. Messman functioned as a member of an interdisciplinary team in the planning and coordination of care, developed policy and procedures for social work departments, and participated on a hospital ethics committee.  Ms. Messman also provided staff education in the areas of ethics and mandated reporting of maltreatment of vulnerable adults and children.  She has had vast opportunity to collaborate and work with county and community based providers in the areas of adult and children’s mental health.  Ms. Messman has practiced as a Licensed School Social Worker for the St. Cloud School District since 2000.  Ms. Messman’s work in the school setting includes performing assessments for special education, planning and programming of behavioral and mental health services, and providing crisis intervention and long-term treatment for students with various disabilities.  Throughout these years, she has worked with many families addressing some of these same issues that children struggle with at school.  Ms. Messman utilizes cognitive-behavioral, brief solution-based, and health resiliency approaches in working with children and families.  Ms. Messman has completed training in Health Resiliency, Restorative Justice, School Crisis Prevention and Intervention.  She is a member of the Minnesota Youth Intervention and Programs Association.

Shannon Reiner, MSW, LICSW is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and Mental Heath Practitioner.  Ms. Reiner received her Master of Social Work degree at The College of St. Catherine/St. Thomas University in 2007 and her Bachelor of Science degree also in Social Work at The College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University in 1996.  Ms. Reiner received specialized training in Reactive Attachment Disorder from Evergreen Psychotherapy Center in Evergreen, Colorado in 2008 and 2009.  She is currently an Independent Contractor with McLeod Treatment Programs providing individual, family, and group psychotherapy services to its residents and is the Chief Financial Officer of Crow River Family Services.  Ms. Reiner has previous work experience as an in-home skills worker and school social worker in preschool, elementary, and middle school settings.  She utilizes a variety of treatment approaches to include Corrective Attachment Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, family systems, etc.  Approaches are strength-based, solution focused and client centered.  

 

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