Mental Wellness Services

Last Updated: 9/7/2022 7:30 PM


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 Hamilton High School - Main Campus 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 Counselingas 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's academic advisor. Contact information is below:

Class of 2022 (last name)

Class of 2023 (last name)      

Class of 2024 (last name)

Lisa Caudill (A - K)
(513) 887-4811

Welty, Sara (A - K)
(513) 887-4812

Kelsey Kigar (A - K)
(513) 887-4836

Megan Wheat (L - Z)
(513) 868-4492

Kristy Margerum (L - Z)
(513) 868-4494

Molly Gifford (L-Z)
(513) 887-4807



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  

Insurances Accepted:


Aetna, Anthem (Blue Cross/Blue Shield), Buckeye (Centpatico), Cigna, Caresource Exchange, Caresource, Human Caresource, Humana, Medical Mutual, Molina, Ohio Medicaid, Paramount, Tricare, United Behavioral Health, United Healthcare, UHC Community Plan

Contact Carleigh:

(513) 868-7700

Yalanda Smith, LPCC-S

Yalanda Smith-Hudlin is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervisory Endorsement (LPCC-S) in the State of Ohio. She earned her Master of Rehabilitation Counseling with concentrations in Mental/Health and Chemical Dependency from Wright State University, Master of Criminal Justice with a concentration in Forensic Psychology from Tiffin University, and working towards beginning her dissertation for her Doctorate of Public Policy and Administration with a double concentration in Health Services and Criminal Justice from Walden University. After years of working in human services, she has provided services to many populations of all ages in various environments. She has worked in client home environments providing parenting training and family therapy. She has worked in Trotwood School District providing therapy to children, adolescents, and families as well as in adolescent and adult outpatient and residential facilities, hospitals, and correctional facilities. Yalanda believes that stress is a normal occurrence in life whether positive or negative however with appropriate guidance and non-judgmental support, a person could develop self-awareness and skill to overcome life’s stressful events and challenges.