We are now in network with Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Humana, and Medical Mutual of Ohio.
Who We Are
Located just northeast of Cincinnati in Mason, Ohio, Selah House Outpatient specializes in treating adolescents and adults (all genders, 12 years and older) struggling with eating disorders and co-occuring conditions.
We place a strong emphasis on building and practicing the skills and self-management strategies in real-time that enable clients to build a life in alignment with their values and long-term recovery.
What We Treat
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
- Bulimia Nervosa
- Binge Eating Disorder
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder
- Compulsive Exercise Disorder
- OSFED (Otherwise Specified Feeing or Eating Disorder)
Levels of Care
Our onsite and telehealth programs are tailored to meet the needs of each client and include the following components:
- Psychotherapy groups
- Individual and family therapy
- Nutrition education
- Meal planning and support
- Medical and medication management
- Aftercare planning and assistance
Our licensed clinicians utilize a trauma-informed approach and evidence-based therapies to provide a whole-person approach that may use:
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
- Experiential and Expressive Therapies
- Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT)
We are an LGBTQ+ affirming environment and inclusive of all religious preferences.
- Experienced clinicians provide multidisciplinary treatment utilizing medical, nutritional, psychological, and psychiatric interventions.
- Our treatment philosophy values collaboration with the community, including regular education and coordination with outpatient providers, family members, and support people.
Selah House Outpatient – Cincinnati is now in-network with Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Humana, and Medical Mutual of Ohio. We also accept out-of-network benefits from other major insurance companies. For those preferring to pay for treatment directly, we offer a private pay rate.
Paul Bittner, M.Ed LPCC-S, MBARegional Executive Director
Emily Teegarden, MS, LPCC-SClinical Program Therapist
Melanie Belle-Wells, APRN-CNP, PMHNP-BC, CHESPsychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Corrie Beckett, RN, BSNRegistered Nurse
Natalie Fausey, RD, LDClinical Dietitian
Khyla Jones, BS, MHAOffice Coordinator
Paul Bittner, M.Ed LPCC-S, MBA
Paul serves as the Executive Director for Selah House Outpatient – Cincinnati. In this role, he provides clinical and operational leadership to the team, while ensuring the highest quality care and treatment to individuals with eating disorders and other co-occurring conditions.
Paul attended the University of Dayton where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science in Education for Community Counseling. He later attended Miami University where he earned a Master of Business Administration. Paul is an independently licensed professional counselor and supervisor, with over 13 years of counseling and behavioral health experience. For the last 7 years, he has exclusively worked in the specialty area of eating disorder treatment.
His clinical interests include eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, career counseling, clinical supervision, and marriage, couple, family counseling. Paul is passionate about expanding access, caring for, and supporting clients, family members, caregivers, outpatient providers, and others in the recovery from eating disorders and a return to valued activities, relationships, and wellness.
Emily Teegarden, MS, LPCC-S
Hello! I serve as a Clinical Program Therapist at Selah House Outpatient in Cincinnati, OH, which provides expert eating disorder treatment and care to clients at the Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient levels of care. In this role, I provide individual, family, and group therapy to individuals suffering from eating disorders and co-occurring conditions, such as mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, and survivors of trauma. I’m passionate about challenging weight stigma, diet culture, and providing psychoeducation to parents and families on eating disorder recovery and mental health.
Working with eating disorders is a lifelong goal of mine and I feel very lucky to get to come to work each day. My “why” for working as a therapist and, specifically, with eating disorders, is simple: mental health concerns and eating disorders are very common- and often undiagnosed or untreated. I want to provide care, treatment, and empathy to each client I serve.
I attended Northern Kentucky University where I received both my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2013 and my Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2016. I have five years of experience in treating eating disorders and body image issues across the outpatient, intensive outpatient, and partial hospitalization levels of care. My clinical interests include eating disorders, borderline personality disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and mood and anxiety disorders.
Outside of work, I’m passionate about animal welfare and volunteers at a local animal shelter. I have rescued two cats- both of which are missing legs (ask me about them!) and I’m a lifelong Northern Kentucky resident.
Melanie Belle-Wells, APRN-CNP, PMHNP-BC, CHES
Melanie Belle-Wells is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner as well as a certified health education specialist. Graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelors in Psychology followed by a Masters in Health Education and Promotion. She also has a Master’s degree in Nursing from Mount St. Joseph University. Melanie has worked in a variety of psychiatric settings and is well versed with working with clients from many different cultural backgrounds. She is passionate about the therapeutic value of psychoeducation and options for treatment to improve patient compliance. She is excited to treat patients with eating disorders in addition to the wide spectrum of co-occurring psychiatric disorders in this population at Selah House Outpatient Cincinnati.
Corrie Beckett, RN, BSN
I am fulfilling the Registered Nurse role at Selah House Outpatient Cincinnati where I assist our clients with the medical side of eating disorder treatment. I received my baccalaureate degree in nursing from Miami University. After becoming an RN, I accepted a position on an intermediate care unit where I have spent the past three years caring for patients within a high acuity setting.
I began pursuing a career with Selah House because I have always had a passion for mental health. I felt especially called to this position because it allows me to care for clients with coexisting medical and mental health needs. Throughout both my professional and personal life, I have seen firsthand the debilitating effects that mental illness can have on an individual’s quality of life. As a nurse in this role, my goal is to help clients manage their health so that they can reach an optimum level of functioning.
Outside of my career, I am married and have two young children. In our spare time, my family and I like to spend our time outdoors, doing things like camping, swimming, or hiking. We also volunteer with an animal rescue where we open our home to foster dogs and puppies in need of a temporary place to stay.
Natalie Fausey, RD, LD
Hello! I serve as the Clinical Dietitian at Selah House Cincinnati Outpatient Treatment Center for Eating Disorders. This center provides professional eating disorder treatment and care to clients at the Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient levels of care. In this role, I am responsible for the day-to-day nutritional management and meal planning for our clients. As the Clinician Dietitian, I educate and counsel clients to increase awareness of the importance of nutritionally balanced diets in achieving good health and recovery.
Working with the eating disorder population has been a dream of mine. Throughout middle school, high school, and college I witnessed women close to me struggle with body image distress as they tried to meet an unachievable standard that society has set. I am passionate about the importance of food for fuel and enjoyment, and helping others rediscover that.
I attended The Ohio State University where I received my Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition in 2017. I have three years of experience as a Clinical Dietitian. After living in the DC area the past two years, I returned to Ohio to be closer to my family. Outside of work, I love exploring the city and trying new coffee shops and restaurants!
Khyla Jones, BS, MHA
Hello! I am the Office Coordinator position at Selah House Outpatient Cincinnati. In this role, I help with admissions, facility operations, documentation, day to day client questions and needs, and serve as the first point of contact for our clients and their families.
I am a new resident of Cincinnati, as I am originally from central Ohio. I graduated from Otterbein University in 2019, with an undergraduate degree in Allied Health, and then went on to obtain my master’s degree from Otterbein University’s Master of Healthcare Administration Program in 2021.
My “why” is due to my passion for mental health, and helping individuals receive the treatment they are seeking. Eating disorders and mental health are two subjects that I feel have been overlooked in the past, yet affect so many. I strive to help those in their recovery journey by making sure they feel welcomed and supported before, during, and after their recovery journey here at Selah House Outpatient Cincinnati.
In my free time, I love to spend time with family, my partner, and our dog, Calvin. I also love to watch OSU athletics (Go Bucks!) and the Reds, as well as, spend time in nature whenever I can.
Start Your Journey
If you feel Selah House Outpatient can help you on your road to recovery, please reach out to us by phone or by completing the contact form.