Mental Wellness Services

Last Updated: 9/7/2022 6:18 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 Ridgeway 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:

Mindee Callahan

513-868-5640 ext. 7260


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:

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

Contact Christina:

(513) 868-5640 ext. 7254

Christina Habel

Christina is an independently licensed social worker in the state of Ohio. She has 10 years of experience in the social work field and has worked in the school-based program at St. Aloysius since 2013. Prior to working in school-based services, Christina completed her internship in the Victim's Advocacy program with the Cincinnati Police Department. Christina is passionate about helping children and families who have experienced trauma and she works diligently to advocate for children's needs. She utilizes various treatment modalities, such as play therapy techniques, trauma-focused interventions, and cognitive behavioral therapy approaches to help clients learn skills to manage mental health symptoms and improve overall functioning. 
Christina earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University and her Master's Degree in Social Work with a focus in Direct Services from the University of Cincinnati. 



Insurances Accepted:

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

Contact Jessica:

(513) 868-5640

Jessica Gebhart

Jessica is a licensed social worker in the state of Ohio. She has over 8 years of experience in mental health, therapy, and case management, and she has worked in the school-based program at Best Point since February 2022. Prior to working in school-based services in Hamilton, Jessica worked at Centerstone in Richmond, Indiana at a local high school and elementary school. Jessica is passionate about working with children and families while supporting and empowering them to be the best version of themselves for success. She utilizes a strength-based approach in her work with families, in addition to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness.

Jessica earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Marietta College, in Marietta, Ohio. Additionally, she earned her master’s degree in Social Work from Wright State University.