Mental Wellness Services

Last Updated: 10/21/2021 4:26 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 Linden Elementary partners with St. Aloysius 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 St. Aloysius 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:

Kerri Wolpert

kwolpert@hcsdoh.org

513-868-5630 ext. 7034

 

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  

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Insurances Accepted:

 Medicaid, CareSource, Molina, Paramount, and United Health Care/UMR

Contact Allee:

athompson@stalschildren.org

(513) 225-2655

Allee Thompson

Allee is an independently licensed counselor in the state of Ohio. She has over 13 years of experience in counseling, and she has worked in the outpatient and school-based programs at St. Aloysius since 2008. Allee values the relationship with the students she works with where she tries to create a plan of treatment that focuses on the student’s strengths to work on improving their ability to cope with stressors and better manage their relationships. She utilizes play therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques that can help clients identify appropriate coping mechanisms to manage mental health symptoms. Allee feels she is a life-long learner and strives to learn new techniques and tools to help her students where she is a certified Registered Play Therapist and is working towards her Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy certification. When not at work, Allee engages in self-care through music, reading, and taking care of her three rescue dogs and rescue cat. 

Allee earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Ohio University and her Master of Arts in Counseling from Xavier University.