Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health
We are pleased to offer behavioral health services for our patients.  This includes testing and counseling as well as medication management for common problems such as ADHD, depression, and anxiety. We are happy to offer this service right here, making these appointments more convenient for you and more comfortable for your child.


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Abby Schaber is a counselor in our Crestview Hills office on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  The past few years she worked in the Campbell County Schools as well as in private practice.  If you believe your child could benefit from an appointment with her please schedule an appointment or speak with one of our doctors.  They will determine if it is best to see Abby or if someone else would serve you better. 

Abby is a licensed professional clinical counselor who has been working in the mental health field for over six years. She has extensive experience working with all age ranges; however, her favorite people to work with are adolescents and teens! Abby is most passionate about working with kiddos who struggle with anxiety, depression, personal relationships, self-esteem, and trauma.  She has experience working in outpatient treatment programs, foster care, and within the public schools.  Abigail is skilled in providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness interventions, Trauma Focused Therapy, Reality Therapy and Group Therapy. 
 
Abby is originally from Louisville (GO CARDS!), but moved to the northern KY area after completing her Master’s degree in 2013.  She lives in Kenton County with her husband and three children.  Abby loves spending time with her family, adventuring outdoors, and baking sweet treats!

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Lauren Bryan ARNP will begin seeing patients in our office as a psychiatric nurse practitioner.  She is able to do counseling and prescribe medications for ADHD, anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions. She has been working for a community non-profit in Cincinnati and is bringing that experience to our office. 

Lauren was born and raised in Northern Kentucky.  She completed her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Xavier University in 2015.  She then worked in the Trauma ICU for 4 years.  She completed her Masters degree in nursing and started her first year practicing in mental health and psychiatry in Cincinnati.  She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as well as the Kentucky Board of Nursing. Her medical interests include adolescent anxiety and depression. 

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Malinda Paul, LPCC-S, RN, joined our staff as a nurse and as a counselor.  Malinda has been in private practice counseling in Cincinnati for many years. Malinda’s main focus is providing holistic counseling with her 18 years in the mental health field, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Master of Arts in Counseling. Her focus is on the best strategy to treat psychological/emotional stress and how the physical body is responding. Malinda uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, and well as techniques from Play, Art, and Solution focused Therapies.  Together we will make a plan to manage psychological/emotional stress as well as physical stressors; setting a path for wellness in your child’s life.
 
She treats children, adolescents, and young adults individually, as well as providing therapy for families.  She also assist parents with education and management of behavioral/developmental issues.  Her areas of treatment include, but are not limited to, childhood behavioral disorders, ADHD, anxiety, depressive and mood disorders, eating disorders, self-harm/suicidal issues, and familial connection and communication issues.
 
Malinda is originally from Southwestern VA, and grew up on a dairy farm.  She moved to the Greater Cincinnati area in 2002, and currently lives in Mt. Washington, Cincinnati, OH with her husband and son.  She loves spending time outdoors, yoga, and cooking. 


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Melissa Haag-Costin, LPCC-S joined us in May 2020.  Melissa was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Youth Development from Kent State University.  Melissa then attended Xavier University and obtained her Masters in Counseling. 
 
Melissa is licensed in the State of Kentucky as a Professional Clinical Counselor with a Supervisor Designation. She is also licensed by Kentucky as a Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Melissa has worked extensively with individuals and families that struggle with substance use, depression, anxiety, trauma and stress management. 
 
Melissa lives in the Northern Kentucky area with her husband and three children. She enjoys staying active and spending time with friends and family.