District Mental Health Program



B MainsBrandy Mains, LCSW
District Mental Health Clinician
Serving Newport Intermediate School and all district staff
859-292-3021 ext. 4006



Brandy Mains is a Licensed Clinical Social worker and has been working in the mental health field for 13 years with a focus on children and families. Ms. Mains has extensive experience in many different areas which include providing service coordination for children with severe emotional disabilities, to working in foster care as a trainer and case manager, and most recently to practicing therapy within the school setting. Ms. Mains believes that children deserve joy in their daily life and wants to help make an impact on their learning, social interactions, and familial relationships. She utilizes cognitive behavioral techniques, trauma informed care, mindfulness, social emotional learning, and therapeutic play to assist the student achieve potential and experience joy within the school setting and at home. Ms. Mains is excited to be a part of the Newport Wildcats community and looks forward to working with families, staff, and community partners.


TabethaTabetha Marsh, MSW, LCSW
District Mental Health Clinician
Serving Newport High School and all district staff
859-292-3023 ext. 7224




Tabetha Marsh is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that has a love for helping others! She has enjoyed working with children, adolescents, and families for the past 14 years addressing mental health and adverse experiences. Her experience comes from a variety of settings including, residential, foster care/adoption, outpatient therapy, and schools. Ms. Marsh received her Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Cincinnati specializing in children and families. She utilizes Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and other evidenced based therapies. She is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy and trained in Parent Child Interaction Therapy. Ms. Marsh also enjoys teaching at a community college in Indiana, where she has taught for the past nine years. Ms. Marsh is looking forward to working with the students and families at Newport. She believes, if it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you. She is excited to be a Wildcat!



ScruggsJacquelyn Scruggs, MS, MSW, LISW
District Mental Health Clinician 
Serving Newport Primary School and all district staff
859-292-3011 ext. 7214 



Jacquelyn Scruggs had a wonderful educational career, from elementary to graduate school, and wants every student to have the same positive experience! She greatly enjoys working in a school environment and is excited to bridge academia and mental health services. Ms. Scruggs truly believes that problems are not endings, but are open doors for new beginnings. She has experience diagnosing and developing treatment plans. She specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, strengths-based perspective, social emotional learning, and mindfulness. Ms. Scruggs also believes in the importance of utilizing physical wellness to improve mental health. She encourages individuals to be physically active and recently, herself, completed another half marathon. Ms. Scruggs is a life-long learner, who also earned her principal’s license. Ms. Scruggs is proud to be a Wildcat and work with students, families, and staff! Go Wildcats!!


St. Elizabeth's Employee Assistance Program

EAP is a full service program that offers quality, professional care to Newport Schools’ employees and their families. Services are provided by Master level prepared therapists, independently licensed with at least 3 years of post-graduate clinical experience. 

  • Counseling (1-8 sessions) 

Our therapists are trained and licensed to provide short term, solution focused therapy for adults, adolescents, couples, and families. 

  • Crisis Services 

A therapist is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency consultation. Same day crisis appointments are available during business days. 

  • Referral Services 
  • Extended clinical services 
  • Legal assistance 
  • Financial guidance 
  • Self-help groups 
  • Community agencies

Crisis Line 24/7 & EAP Service Phone: (859) 301-2570 



Student Resources

virtual therapist office




Parent Resources