Crisis Services

Behavioral Health

Our Philosophy

At Child Focus, we recognize the importance of identifying and treating mental health issues as early as possible and offering a wide range of services.  Mental disorders affect not only the children and adults who have them, but also individuals around them.  It is imperative that mental health issues are addressed in the context of a family partnership and all of Child Focus' behavioral health services require involvement of the primary caregiver.  The critical tasks of mental health services include promoting healthy relationships, improving behavioral and emotional functioning, thus drastically increasing the likelihood of success in life.


Our Accreditation

Child Focus’ mental health programs are certified by Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS) and accredited by the Commission for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).  Child Focus contracts with the Clermont County Mental Health & Recovery Board and Brown County Mental Health & Addiction Services Board.


Our Staff

Mental health disorders are complex and require care by a multidisciplinary treatment team that promotes high standards of care and best practice.  Our Child Focus Behavioral Health staff specialize in treating child, adolescent and adult mental health issues.  Our combined expertise utilizing a range of mental health professionals is used to deliver seamless, comprehensive care to the individual.  Learn more about our team by clicking the directory below.

Staff Directory

Community Programs
We strive to improve our community by providing quality services through collaboration and responsive programming.


Crisis Intervention

Child Focus provides crisis intervention in the office to children, adolescents and families when a child is experiencing high levels of stress and is considered to be at risk of harm to self or others. Crisis resolution can be achieved through brief, focal psychotherapy.  The crisis therapist will perform a  risk assessment and will work with the family to develop a safety plan. Clients in crisis are seen face-to-face within 24 business hours, but are often seen the same day.  A therapist is available by phone 24/7.  Requests for a crisis appointment can be made by calling 513-752-1555.

Crisis Hotline

The Crisis Hotline, 513-528-SAVE (7283), is a free and confidential hotline available 24-hours/7 days a week that provides suicide prevention, crisis intervention and referral information to residents of Clermont County and Brown County of all ages.  The Hotline is operated by Child Focus, funded by the Clermont and Brown County Mental Health and Recovery Boards and accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).   You can also call, text and chat 988, the three-digit code that routes you to the use the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. 

Clermont County Mobile Crisis Team

The Mobile Crisis Team is staffed by Master’s level mental health professionals who are available to provide in-person mental health assessments to Clermont County youth and adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis and who may be at risk of harm to self or others.  Due to safety precautions, the mobile crisis responder is often accompanied by law enforcement.  The service is available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, including holidays. The Mobile Crisis Team can be accessed by calling the Clermont County Crisis Hotline at 513-528-SAVE (7283).  Mobile Crisis is operated by Child Focus, funded by the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, and accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Mobile Response and Stabilization Services (MRSS)

MRSS is a comprehensive program available to youth (ages 0 through 21) and their families and is a branch of the Clermont County Mobile Crisis Team. MRSS is a short-term 6-8 week, intensive service to address emotional and/or behavioral issues that require crisis intervention, as well as linkage to ongoing services, if needed. MRSS can be accessed by calling the Clermont County Crisis Hotline at 513-528-SAVE (7283) or 988.

Specialized Programs

Mental Health in Early Childhood

Child Focus has been providing Mental Health in Early Childhood services since the 1990’s and is considered a leader in the state in this area.  Classroom consultation provides early childhood teaching staff with tools necessary for working effectively with young children, focusing specifically on providing social-emotion supports in Head Start classrooms and child care classrooms in Clermont, Brown and Adams counties.  Specialists provide consultation to administrators, teachers, parents or other adults to recommend behavior modification strategies and to provide support or suggestions to better meet student needs.  Individual intervention/prevention services are offered for children who have been identified as being at risk for removal from the center due to severe behavioral difficulties. The Early Childhood Treatment team also offers diagnostic assessments, individual and family therapy, case management, psychological testing, and group therapy services.

Child Focus is also a recipient of the Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services (OMHAS) Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant.  Through this grant, 2 consultants provide mental health consultation and professional development to early childhood programs in 16 counties in Southern Ohio.


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Registration & Fees

Registration Packets

Child Registration Packet
Click here to download the CHILD registration packet. Please print out the forms and complete them. You can then return completed forms to the office during office hours or email completed forms to

Adult Registration Packet
Click here to download the ADULT registration packet. Please print out the forms and complete them. You can then return completed forms to the office during office hours or email completed forms to

Client Handbook
Click here to download the Client Handbook. The Client Handbook includes your rights and responsibilities, the notice of privacy practices, the grievance policy and procedures, service locations and hours, an explanation of services, and ethical standards. 


Child Focus is a private non-profit agency, funded by state and federal funds, insurance, Medicaid, fees based on a sliding fee scale, contract agencies, United Way and funds from the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, the Clermont County Mental Health levy, as well as the Brown County Mental Health and Recovery Board.

Step 1
Please call 513.752.1555 to speak with a Registration Specialist for questions or help completing the registration packet. Registration materials can be completed in the comfort of your home by downloading the registration packets. Alternately, you may come into the office to request a packet and complete it in the waiting room.

Step 2
When you bring in the registration packet or come in to the office to complete the packet, please bring the following documents:

  • Client's Social Security number
  • Parent's/Guardian’s Social Security number (if registering a child)
  • Proof of Insurance/Medicaid/Medicare
  • Proof of Income (wages, child support, disability, social security)
  • Custody Papers, if applicable
  • If you are scanning and emailing your registration, please scan and email the above items, along with the registration packet.

Step 3
You will have the opportunity to discuss services that best meet the needs of the client and express your preferences.

Step 4   
After completing and submitting your Registration Packet along with the other required information (see 2. above), you will be contacted to schedule an Intake Assessment. To provide a complete and thorough assessment, this appointment will take approximately 2 hours.


Flexible scheduling options for busy families include evening and weekend appointments at three convenient locations in Mt. Carmel, Mt. Orab and Norwood. In addition, services can be provided in your child's school, in your home, and in other community locations and on-call support is available 24 hours a day! 


Mt. Carmel


M-Th: 8am-9pm

F: 8am-4:30pm

Sat: 8am-4:30pm (by appointment)

4633 Aicholtz Road

Cincinnati, Ohio 45244

Phone: (513) 752-1555

Fax: (513) 753-2144


Mt. Orab


M-Th: 8am-8pm

F: 8am-4:30pm

710 N. High Street

Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154

Phone: (937) 444-1613

Fax: (937) 444-1605




M-Th: 12pm-8:30pm


4411 Montgomery Road, Suite 201

Cincinnati, Ohio 45212

Phone: (513) 685-5040

Fax: (513) 685-5052