Mental Health

Psychotherapy/Case Management

Counseling, or therapy, involves a collaborative relationship between a therapist and an individual, family, or group, with the goal of problem resolution. The approach varies according to the client needs. The intent is to help the client or family change behavior or make decisions that will improve the quality of their life. Therapy is usually provided in a private office setting.

Some of our therapy services are evidence-informed or evidence-based. The term evidence-informed is used to design programs and activities using evidence to identify potential benefits, harm and also acknowledging that what works in one context may not work in another.  The term evidence-based treatment (EBT), evidence-based practice (EBP) or empirically-supported treatment (EST) refers to preferential use of mental and behavioral health interventions for which systematic empirical research has provided evidence of statistically significant effectiveness as treatments for specific problems. Child Focus, Inc. is proud to offer the following evidenced-informed or evidence-based treatments.

  • Multidimensonal Family Therapy (MDFT)
  • ACT Parenting Program 
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Incredible Years (IY)
  • Nurturing Parent (NP)
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)
  • Systemic Family Therapy 
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)

Group Therapy

Group Therapy is provided based on presenting concerns.  Group days and times are based upon referral needs and are subject to change.  Our current groups include:

  • Mondays
    • 5-6 pm
      • Name of Group: I Feel Angry! 
      • Subject: Anger Mangement
      • Ages: 4-6
    • 6:30-7:30 pm
      • Name of Group: Anger Mangement
      • Subject: Anger Mangement
      • Ages: 7-17 (grouped by age)
  • Tuesdays
    • 4:30-5:30 pm
      • Name of Group: Connections
      • Subject: Mood, self-esteem
      • Ages: Females age 10-13
    • 5-6 pm
      • Name of Group: Healthy Boundaries
      • Subject: Interpersonal relationships
      • Ages: Males/Females age 10-16 (grouped by age and gender)
    • 5:30-7:30 pm
      • Name of Group: Active Parenting
      • Subject: Basic Parenting Skills
      • Ages: Parents
  • Wednesdays
    • 5:30-6:30 pm
      • Name of Group: ADHD
      • Subject: ADHD
      • Ages: 5-12 (grouped by age)
  • Thursdays
    • 6-7 pm
      • Name of Group: Together Group
      • Subject: Social skills building
      • Ages: 3-12 (grouped by age)
    • 6-7 pm
      • Name of Group: Mastering the Social Exchange
      • Subject: Autism Spectrum
      • Ages: 10-17 (grouped by age)
    • 5: 30-7 pm
      • Name of Group: Positive Parenting Program
      • Subject: Parenting of preschoolers to age 11
      • Ages:Parents


Case Management

Qualified Mental Health Specialists (QMHS) offer many types of services for children and families throughout Clermont and Brown Counties. They provide services in the home, school and community, in order to assist families in the child’s natural environment.  They help families access community resources within and outside of the agency. QMHS also work with schools, Juvenile Court, Job and Family Services, and other community agencies to coordinate services and advocate for children and families. These services are provided through office visits, school visits, home visits, and/or phone calls.