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MFS names director of child psychiatry

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Monadnock Family Services, a nonprofit agency dedicated to treating individuals with mental health issues, has recently named Dr. Aneek Fisher as the agency’s new director of child psychiatry.

Fisher brings over 20 years of experience in the field of psychiatry and most recently worked as a staff psychiatrist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. She was also an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

As director of child psychiatry, Fisher has overall responsibility for the direct care services of the agency’s child psychology program and staff, including psychologists, licensed social workers, case managers, and community support workers. She works closely with the chief medical officer regarding a broad range of issues, such as clinical policy, program development and strategic issues.

“I’m excited about being part of the team at a large community mental health agency, and I’m particularly impressed with how dedicated MFS is to the needs of the families we serve,” says Fisher. “One of my goals is to do more outreach, especially with primary care providers and the public schools in the Monadnock region.”

Fisher has a BA degree from Bryn Mawr College and a MD from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed her residency in psychiatry at Hillside Hospital.

“The staff and I are extremely pleased to have Fisher as our new director of child psychiatry,” says Dr. Marianne Marsh, chief medical officer.

“Her wide experience as both an administrator, professor, talented clinician and passionate advocate for children with mental illness make her an ideal match for MFS.”

Monadnock Family Services is a non-profit comprehensive community health service. MFS provides individual and family counseling to the residents of the Monadnock area and operates programs for the State of New Hampshire. Administrative offices are located in Keene, with a regional office in Peterborough.

Its programs and services include parent education, family support, youth development, services for seniors, drug abuse prevention and treatment, emergency and mental health acute care, and individual and group counseling and therapy for individuals and families struggling with mental illness.

For more information about Monadnock Family Services or programs in the area, call 357-4400 or visit www.mfs.org.

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