Behavioral Health Services

Lori Watkins, Director
(513) 732-5033


Behavior Support Services

Behavior Support Services for the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities offer eligible children and adults the following:

  • Consultative Services for individuals, families, school districts, and other community settings.
  • Assessment and behavior support plan development.
  • Assistance in accessing community resources (mental health, medical, other therapies).

Trainings in areas of need including but not limited to: positive behavior support strategies, relationship building, communication, and environmental supports.

Click here to access a Behavior Support Services Referral Form.

Rachel Perlstein
Behavior Support Coordinator
(513) 732-4883

Dean Swartz
Behavior Support Specialist
(513) 732-4822

Chrystin Wilmoth
Behavior Support Specialist
(513) 732-4860

Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities is committed to developing a Positive Culture that enhances the lives of the people we support.


Mental Health Services

Our mission is to provide mental health services that are sensitive to the unique needs of individuals with developmental disabilities.

In 2016, the Clermont County Board of DD became a Certified Mental Health Provider through the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addictions Services.

Services are designed to:

  • Support your recovery, health and well being
  • Enhance your quality of life
  • Reduce your mental health symptoms and build resilience
  • Restore and/or improve your day to day functioning
  • Build your support system and ability to participate in community activities

Services we offer include:

Mental Health Assessment
Psychiatric Evaluation
Individual Therapy
Behavioral Health Counseling
Pharmacologic Management
Community Psychiatric Support  Treatment (CPST)

What is mental health treatment?

Therapists provide you with a safe and private place to talk about your thoughts/feelings, to get support and to learn new things. If you are seen by a psychiatrist, they will determine whether medication is needed to help you better manage your symptoms, and will meet with you regularly to talk about how the medicine is working.

What will I do in Therapy?

Therapy can consist of many things, including:

Talking/sharing honestly and openly during appointments about all areas of your life, including good things, worries that won’t go away, things that are upsetting to you, and how you feel about yourself.

Participating in skill development/training

Role playing

Skills to practice at home

Who is Eligible?

Anyone who is eligible for services provided by the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities, has Medicare or Medicaid, and is in need of mental health services.

Our counselors are dedicated to incorporating the Sanctuary Model, a trauma informed culture, into therapy and counseling.

Please click here to access our Mental Health Services Referral Form.

Melissa Lynch, MSW, LSW
(513) 732-4861