ABC Pediatrics’ provides diagnosis and treatment of  mental health and behavioral issues. Our health care team recognizes the significant need for pediatric mental health care and continuously embraces Mental Health Awareness. The well respected health care team at ABC Pediatrics would not be complete without our mental health department.

We are pleased to have 3 Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs), and 1 Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PCP-BC) , integrated into our team, possessing over 20 years of diverse mental health experience.  They work closely with our Primary Care Providers and are integral parts in the treatment and management of our patients with behavioral issues, such as ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s syndrome, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and conduct disorders. You may view their bio’s below.


In addition, the latest, most objective and efficient Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder testing technology (Quotient testing) is available in our office. Our staff is eager to answer any questions about our mental health services. Simply call our office at 910.892.1333, ext 2231 or access our new patient portal and sign up for a new account.


Here is some information on the ABC Pediatrics Mental Health Team: 

Michael Martin, LCSW earned his Masters in Social Work at East Carolina University in 1991. He offered services to children, adolescents and adults with wide varieties of difficulties in both in-patient and out-patient clinics. He helped launch The Mental Department of ABC Pediatrics in May, 2008 and remains an integral part in the treatment and management of our patients with behavioral issues, such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and conduct disorders. Mr. Martin currently teaches a Social Work class at Campbell University and provides emergency mental health assessments at Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital. He has over 22 years experience in direct patient care as well as managing and directing mental health services.

Melanie G. Crumpler, LCSW earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1994. Mrs. Crumpler has experience in various areas of social work. She operated and supervised a homeless shelter for adolescent girls in inner-city Detroit; worked as a Child Protective Service Social Worker; is trained in forensic interviewing; and has spent the last 10 years providing out-patient mental health evaluations and treatment to children and families. Mrs. Crumpler’s areas of specialty include diagnosing and treating trauma due to abuse and neglect; helping children overcome anxiety and depression; and working with children and families affected by autism spectrum disorders.

Autumn Karsko, LCSW-A earned her Bachelors of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and then followed that with her Masters of Social Work at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2016. Autumn has worked in an outpatient mental health setting with children and adolescents in Greensboro, North Carolina, as well as been a part of a sexual assault hospital response team in Wilmington, NC.
Additionally, Autumn has also been involved in anti-human trafficking efforts, working with various organizations and safe houses across the state of North Carolina. Autumn joined the ABC Pediatrics’ health care team on July 7th, 2017 and is excited about helping our pediatric community.

Sylvia Tart, MA, Ed. joined the ABC Pediatrics’ team in the fall of 2016. She serves as a school liaison to advocate for our patients and their families. Sylvia brings 30 years of educational and mental health experience to ABC Pediatrics and maintains valuable relationships essential in collaborating with the local school system. She has already positively impacted our patient’s lives by her efforts to encourage communication and ensure necessary resources are available for their needs.