Jennifer Pearson

Jennifer Pearson


Accepted Therapy Services


Jennifer Pearson is a therapist at Accepted Therapy Services. Before becoming a therapist, she was a social worker at Cook Children’s Medical Center, where she worked with parents as a non-medical support within the Palliative Care team. Her areas of expertise include supporting parents as they navigate confusing healthcare systems in regards to complex chronic illness and end-of-life concerns. Her research interests include social determinants of health and the impact of family presence on medical outcomes for children admitted to the hospital.

Outside of work, Jennifer loves to sew. While her primary love is of quilting, she also loves to sew bags, totes, and anything other than clothing. Jennifer also loves to spend time with her husband, Chance, and adventure together.

  • Emotional Support
  • Pediatric Palliative Care
  • Sewing
  • Master of Social Work, 2019

    University of Houston

  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, 2014

    Syracuse University


Accepted Therapy Services
Jun 2022 – Present Fort Worth, TX
Cook Children’s Medical Center
Palliative Care Social Worker
Apr 2022 – Sep 2022 Fort Worth, TX
  • Developed and implemented in-depth biopsychosocial assessments to determine gaps in care, relevant community resources, coping strategies, and to provide support to the entire family unit
  • Provided case management for medically complex children
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary team and relevant hospice agencies to provide resources, improve quality of life, and encourage family engagement
  • Provided person-centered, trauma-informed supportive counseling and anticipatory guidance to parents of children with life-limiting and terminal illnesses
Cook Children’s Medical Center
Cardiac Intensive Care and Step-Down Social Worker
Jan 2020 – Apr 2022 Fort Worth, TX
  • Completed biopsychosocial assessments within 24 hours of admission
  • Assisted families with children with heart defects navigate the non-medical side of hospitalizations
  • Daily rounds with interdisciplinary medical team
  • Discharge planning in collaboration with an RN case manager and Heart Center discharge coordinators
  • Assisted with resources to promote stability for each patient’s home life
Texas Children’s Hospital
Social Work Intern
Aug 2018 – Apr 2019 Houston, TX
  • Conducted psychosocial assessments and needs assessments for children with cystic fibrosis
  • Collaborated and communicated with a multidisciplinary medical team to advocate for patients
  • Identified and empowered patient’s understanding and compliance towards own health
  • Identified barriers to accessing health care to determine and connect with appropriate resources
  • Provided emotional support, supportive counseling, problem-solving, referrals, and crisis intervention
The Monarch School and Institute
Social Worker Intern
Sep 2017 – May 2018 California
  • Facilitated group and one-on-one therapy
  • Provided crisis intervention
  • Exhibited a therapeutic presence in classrooms and tutoring sessions