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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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.

 

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Megan Martin, LPCC-S graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and from Northern Kentucky University in 2014 with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Megan is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor/Supervisor in the states of Ohio and Kentucky, as well as credentialed in Early Childhood Mental Health. Megan has experience ranging from working with children and families to adolescents and adults in a variety of different areas, including school-based and outpatient mental health services, addictions and recovery, the diagnosis and treatment of severe mental illnesses, and the provision of individual and group therapy. She will be seeing patients 8 and under on Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays.

Megan provides additional therapy services for a nonprofit agency in greater Cincinnati. Megan specializes in and enjoys working with the early childhood population (ages 8 and under) to help shape and nurture the emotional and social development of our young children. Megan has 3 young children of her own, loves to volunteer with a local animal rescue, and is working on her green thumb.

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Kaytlin Hume, LPCA, is a counselor who joined us in July 2021. Kaytlin is a Northern Kentucky native who’s attended Dixie Heights High School. Kaytlin went to Eastern Kentucky University for her undergraduate studies where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Kaytlin moved back to NKY in 2017 and currently lives in Covington with her husband and 2 sons.
Kaytlin obtained her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of the Cumberlands in August 2020. Kaytlin is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. Kaytlin has a range of experience working with both children and adults with issues such as substance use, depression, anxiety, ADHD, relationship and communication issues, and more.
Kaytlin enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, reading, and occasionally binging a good TV series.

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Hannah Bullar, LPCC moved from Cleveland to Cincinnati to attend University of Cincinnati. While there she received her bachelors in social work and masters in counseling. She is a licensed professional clinical counselor who has been working in the mental health field since 2014. She has provided services in early childhood, middle and older adolescents, as well as maternal depression. She had worked in school based, home visiting, day treatment, group home, and clinical settings. Hannah’s focus is helping caregivers improve communication and connection with their young children and practices Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Hannah also has training and experience working with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma, anxiety, and ADHD.
In her spare time Hannah likes to work out at Orangetheory, read, and spend time with her fiancé and dogs!