Who We Are

Located just northeast of Cincinnati in Mason, Ohio, Selah House Outpatient – Cincinnati specializes in treating adolescents and adults of all genders, ages 12 and older, struggling with eating disorders and co-occurring conditions.

We place a strong emphasis on building and practicing the skills and self-management strategies in real-time that enables clients to build a life that aligns with their values and ensures long-term recovery.

Note: We do not accept Medicare or Medicaid.

Who We Are
Happy patient has a breakthrough in group therapy while others are clapping her

What We Treat

At Selah House Outpatient – Cincinnati, our programs provide a supportive environment for clients to discover ways to recognize and manage their eating disorders. We aim to promote independence and autonomy, foster recovery, and empower clients to transform their lives. Using a comprehensive approach, we treat the following conditions:

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Compulsive Exercise Disorder
  • Otherwise Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED)

Levels of Care

PHP serves to prevent hospitalization, as well as provides a solid bridge for those stepping down from a hospitalization or a residential treatment program. Our PHP meets in person five days a week for six hours per day.

IOP is designed to help individuals who are experiencing an increase in distressing symptoms and behaviors or are not progressing in traditional outpatient services. The extra treatment and support foster meaningful improvement and create a solid foundation for clients transitioning to community treatment. Our IOP meets in-person three to five days a week for three hours a day. We also offer a separate IOP for adolescents, ages 12-18.

This convenient and COVID-safe treatment option fosters meaningful improvement and provides a solid foundation for clients transitioning back to traditional outpatient treatment. Our V-IOP is offered only in the evenings for residents throughout Ohio on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST.
Happy patient has a breakthrough in group therapy while others are clapping her

Our Program

At Selah House Outpatient – Cincinnati, we provide customized care that’s designed to meet each client’s specific needs and unique goals. We understand that people are not their diagnosis; they’re a combination of all that’s happened in their lives and their future journeys. Because of this, our treatment team partners with clients and their families to design treatment plans that provide a successful pathway to recovery. Treatment can include psychotherapy groups, individual therapy, family-based therapy (FBT), nutrition education, meal planning and support, medication management, and aftercare planning and assistance.

In a supportive and healing environment, we take a whole-person, trauma-informed approach to treatment using evidence-based modalities that facilitate progress from clinical care towards independent self-care. Our evidence-based therapies include dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), family-based therapy (FBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), experiential and expressive therapies, and emotion-focused family therapy (EFFT). Selah House Outpatient – Cincinnati is an LGBTQ+ affirming environment and is 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 other members of each client’s support system. The two-way communication with each client’s community ensures clients receive seamless continuity of care as they transition into and out of our program.

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Payment Options

Selah House Outpatient – Cincinnati is now in-network with Aetna, Anthem, Beacon, Cigna, Humana, Medical Mutual of Ohio, and UnitedHealthcare. We also accept out-of-network benefits from other major insurance companies. For clients who prefer to pay for treatment directly, we offer a private-pay rate.

What Alumni, Families, and Clinical Partners Are Saying

The team at Selah House exceeded my expectations in all manners. They are the utmost professionals who clearly care about the patients they treat. Willing to coordinate care, they initiate consultations with all members of the treatment team and family. The therapists are astute clinicians with a clear acumen for the field of eating disorders. Their understanding of the subtle and nuanced dynamics at play in patients is excellent and they can communicate this to both the patients they treat, their families as well as all members of the treatment team. In turn, information gathered from attending psychiatrists, psychologists and clinicians also served to inform their work with shared patients. It is true wrap-around service with a concierge feel. More than anything, the warmth and care provided allow for the patients to do the vulnerable and brave work needed. I cannot recommend enough.

Grateful Former Client, Selah House Outpatient

Our Staff

Paul Bittner, M.Ed LPCC-S, MBA

Paul Bittner, M.Ed LPCC-S, MBA

Regional Executive Director

As the Regional Executive Director, Paul provides clinical and operational leadership, 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 also attended Miami University where he earned a Master of Business Administration. Paul is an independently licensed professional counselor and supervisor, with over 14 years of counseling and behavioral health experience. For the last eight years, he has exclusively worked in the specialty area of eating disorder treatment.

His clinical interests include eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, clinical supervision, and marriage, couple, and 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.

Rachel McKay, MSW, LSW

Rachel McKay, MSW, LSW

Clinical Program Therapist

As a Program Therapist, Rachel provides individual, group and family therapy to our clients and their loved ones. Rachel is passionate about calling out diet culture, seeing the joy in living and food, providing psychoeducation on eating disorders, meeting individuals where they’re at, and embarking on the journey of recovery with clients and their families.

Providing eating disorder treatment and helping individuals see a possibility of a life free from those chains is something that Rachel feels so honored to do. Rachel felt called to be an eating disorder therapist after seeing first-hand how detrimental an eating disorder can be and the wreckage that it leaves behind. Rachel believes that vulnerability is the key to connection, that owning our struggle and doing the next hard thing is so brave, that low motivation is likely fear in disguise, and that authenticity is way cooler than perfectionism. Rachel believes in recovery and the amazingly messy things that come with it.

Rachel attended the University of Cincinnati, where she completed her Bachelor of Social Work in 2019 and Master of Clinical Social Work in 2020. Rachel has experience in a variety of treatment settings including inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, and residential care. Prior to joining Selah House’s team, Rachel primarily worked with teenagers in a psychiatric hospital setting treating substance use, eating disorders and other mental health disorders. Rachel’s clinical interests include client centered care, creative therapies, faith connections, eating disorders, body image, family and relationship conflict, adolescent care and mood and anxiety disorders.

In Rachel’s personal life, she enjoys spending time with her husband and pup. Family is something she values, and she feels lucky to live so close to her parents and sisters. Finding a new coffee shop or local vendor to try with a friend brings Rachel joy. She loves to explore creative outlets like pottery, cooking, home decor or painting. Rachel hopes to meet you soon!

Emily Teegarden, MS, LPCC-S

Emily Teegarden, MS, LPCC-S

Lead Psychotherapist

As the Lead Psychotherapist, Emily provides 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 disorder (OCD), and trauma survivors. Emily also provides training and supervision to staff on competent treatment of eating disorders, holds monthly group supervision meetings for all of Selah House Outpatient’s treatment center locations, and organizes advocacy and awareness opportunities, such as celebrating National Eating Disorders Awareness (NEDA) Week. Emily is passionate about challenging weight stigma, diet culture, and providing psychoeducation to parents and families on eating disorder recovery and mental health.

Emily attended Northern Kentucky University where she received both her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2013 and her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2016. Emily has six years of experience in treating eating disorders and body image issues across the outpatient, intensive outpatient, and partial hospitalization levels of care. Emily’s clinical interests include promoting body neutrality, borderline personality disorder (BPD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and mood and anxiety disorders.

Outside of work, Emily is passionate about animal welfare and volunteers at a local animal shelter. She has rescued two cats, both of which are missing legs (ask her about them!), and is a lifelong Northern Kentucky resident.

Natalie Fausey, RD, LD

Natalie Fausey, RD, LD

Clinical Dietitian

Natalie is responsible for the day-to-day nutritional management and meal planning for clients. As the Clinician Dietitian, Natalie educates and counsels clients and families to increase awareness of the importance of nutrition in achieving good health and recovery. Natalie attended Ohio State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition. Natalie has witnessed women close to her struggle with body image distress as they tried to meet an unachievable standard that society has set. She is passionate about the importance of food for fuel and enjoyment and helping others rediscover that. In her free time, Natalie enjoys exploring new coffee shops and restaurants.

In her free time, Natalie enjoys exploring new coffee shops and restaurants.

Carmen Stokes

Carmen Stokes

Clinical Liaison

As the Clinical Liaison, Carmen is primarily responsible for Business Development. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and a Master of Science degree in Health Services Administration.

Since 2002, she has largely worked with underserved populations in community mental health and managed care organizations and has held both supervisory and direct service roles. Throughout this time, Carmen has collaborated with a multitude of individuals with the overarching intention of servicing the needs of the client.

Carmen enjoys traveling, gardening, listening to music, reading, going on walks and hikes, and spending time with family and friends.

Sarah Sumila, PMHNP

Sarah Sumila, PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner

Sarah is a board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). She earned her undergraduate degree from Ball State University and her master’s degree from Northern Kentucky University. With a background in critical care and pediatrics, Sarah understands how far compassion can go when treating the unique mental health needs of each individual. Eating Disorders often include other co-occurring conditions and Sarah is excited to be part of a team that provides a holistic and multi-disciplined approach to treatment and wellness

Working with individuals suffering from the grips of an eating disorder has been a goal of Sarah’s. Her passion comes from seeing the negative effects these mental disorders can have on an individual, their perception of themself, the family system, and even friends of the individual. Her hope is that she can make a positive impact on each client that comes to Selah House, reminding them of and helping them find their self-worth. Sarah believes her passion for all things living (people, animals, plants) helps her provide compassionate care to all clients no matter their gender, race, age, background, or religious beliefs.

Khyla Jones

Khyla Jones

Senior Office Coordinator

As the Senior Office Coordinator, Khyla helps clients, and their families navigate different aspects of treatment including financial responsibilities, admission processes, client/family orientations, and helping the client/family get connected to the Selah House Outpatient – Cincinnati Clinical Team. She’s also responsible for ensuring that Selah House Outpatient- Cincinnati is a safe and compliant facility. Khyla also works with other Selah House Outpatient locations to assist Office Coordinators with their training and roles.

Khyla obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree and Master of Science Allied Health Degree from Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. She has experience in client care and the administrative components of eating disorder programs.

Outside of work, Khyla enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and dog.

Start Your Journey

Selah House Outpatient – Cincinnati makes it easy for clients to take the next step in their recovery.

To get started, call our Admissions Team today or fill out the form to receive a call back.