Mental Wellness Services

Last Updated: 10/22/2021 1:37 PM

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Hamilton City School district places a strong emphasis on social, emotional, and behavioral health in order to positively impact learning and life. 

We want all of our students to be healthy and ready to learn, and we recognize that strong mental health and wellness play a vital role in a student's growth and success. Students who are struggling with stress, anxiety, or other concerns cannot focus on school work. That's why Riverview Elementary partners with Catalyst Counseling to help increase student access to high-quality and affordable mental healthcare. 

The partnership is made possible by the district's partnership with MindPeace, a non-profit that serves as a catalyst for connecting its network of professional mental health providers with schools. After a rigorous needs assessment and interview process, we identified Catalyst Counseling as our partner.

Students who exhibit some of the behaviors below may benefit from some extra help. Some of these behaviors may not be as obvious as others, but they may be a symptom of some underlying mental health issues.

  • Avoidant, anxious, or clingy towards teachers or caregivers

  • General fearfulness/sudden new fears that are not developmentally appropriate

  • Excessive worry or preoccupation

  • Many complaints of aches and pains - especially if there is a pattern to the complaints

  • Sadness/depression

  • Decreased interest in friends or activities

  • A consistent irritable mood

  • A decline in grades

  • Lack of motivation or energy

  • Bully behaviors or those who are the victim of bullies

  • Aggressive behavior

  • Helplessness, passive, or low frustration tolerance

  • Restless, impulsive, hyperactive

  • Inattention, often seem as if they are daydreaming

  • Sexualized behavior

  • Poor peer relationships and social problems

  • Doesn’t seem to understand others’ feelings

  • Absenteeism

  • Increased sensitivity to sensory inputs (bells, door slams, physical contact, etc)

  • Bathroom issues after a developmentally appropriate time

  • Defiant, oppositional behaviors that go beyond what is developmentally appropriate and that are chronic and problematic

  • A recent death or major loss in the family

  • Divorce

  • Chaotic or unstable home lives

  • History of trauma or abuse

Please contact your Student Family Support Specialist:

Karyn Spicer

[email protected]

513-868-5650 ext. 7858

 

Mental Health Services and Immediate Assistance

With the safety and well-being of our students as a top priority, we recognize that strong mental health plays a vital role in a student's growth and success.

If a person needs immediate assistance:


Pediatric Mental Health Urgent Care
  Best Point Behavioral Health: (513)5 527-3040

Immediate Crisis Response and Consultation
  Mobile Response Stabilization Service: 844-427-4747

Consultation Support and Referral/Intake
  Children's Hospital Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC): (513) 636-4124

Crisis Numbers
   National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 
   Butler County Crisis Hotline: 844-427-4747 or 911
   Ohio Crisis Text Line: Text 4HOPE to 741741

Meet Our Therapists  

lisle

Insurances Accepted:

Anthem, Cigna, United Healthcare/UMR, Caresource, Molina, Paramount, Buckeye, Medical Mutual

Contact Leidy:

[email protected]

(513) 818-3521

Leidy Cadavid, MA, LPC

Leidy Cadavid is a bilingual English/Spanish Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Ohio, and her passion is to walk alongside children and collaborate with parents and teachers, to help them feel hopeful and empowered while working through their tough situations.

She uses a Child-Centered approach in counseling and is committed to providing high-quality mental health services, and evidence-based treatments, to treat mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and trauma, among others. For this reason, she is currently working towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist, and a TraumaPlay Therapist to better serve the needs of children and their families.
Leidy earned her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Cincinnati Christian University and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Northern Kentucky University. Outside of her counseling career, she enjoys being a Sunday school teacher, and a youth leader at her church. She also loves spending time with her family and friends and going to the outdoors. 

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Insurances Accepted:

Anthem, Cigna, United Healthcare/UMR, Caresource, Molina, Paramount, Buckeye, Medical Mutual

Contact Gwendolyn:

[email protected]

(513) 868-5650

Gwendolyn Brown, MSW, LSW

Gwendolyn Brown is a Licensed Social Worker in the State of Ohio and a Master Trainer in Chronic Disease Self-Management through Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Gwen has dealt with the entire spectrum – from children to adults – in her counseling work. Gwen’s mission is to build healthy relationships with patients in order to facilitate their ability to live full, productive lives.

A Cincinnati native, Gwen earned both her Bachelor (Social Sciences with a concentration in Criminal Justice and Education) and Master’s (Social Work) degrees at the University of Cincinnati, where she was named Social Work Student of the Year for her high achievements. Gwen has been working with diverse populations for over twenty-five years, including assisting in fourth-grade classes for severely behaviorally handicapped students; working in the emergency department at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital; and serving as a social worker at an inpatient psychiatric facility for geriatrics.

Having lived with sickle cell disease her entire life, Gwen has devoted a significant amount of time and energy toward advocacy and education about the disease. She founded Sickle Cell Affected Families (SCAF), a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that sickle cell patients have the knowledge, tools, and confidence to live full, productive lives while managing the disease through healthy, informed lifestyle choices.

When Gwen is not working with individuals and families, she enjoys liturgical dancing, teaching, and spending quality time with her family.