Early Childhood Day Treatment

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.


Therapy: Individual & Family

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.

  • Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT)
  • Active Parenting Program 
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Incredible Years (IY)
  • Nurturing Parent (NP)
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)
  • Intensive Home-Based Therapy (IHBT)
  • High-Fidelity Wraparound
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • The Seven Challenges
  • Strengthening Families Program (SFP)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)-Informed Treatment

Specialized Programs

Early Childhood Day Treatment

Child Focus is pleased to offer an innovative, therapeutic preschool program for young children ages 3-5. The ECDT program focuses on serving pre-school children with significant mental health needs. Our program works to meet the needs of children who have trauma histories, have been expelled from previous pre-school/day care settings, or have severe behavioral outbursts. Our low ratios and trained mental health staff will provide therapeutic support to children, in order to provide them with a social-emotional foundation needed to succeed in academic settings. 

Hours of Operation:

  • Our program is staffed from 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

  • One session is offered:

    • 9:00am-12:30pm

Staff to Child Ratios:

  • Low staff to child ratios ensure that each child gets the support they need.

  • 2 Qualified Mental Health Specialists and 1 Therapist run the classroom; 8 children are enrolled per session.

Therapeutic Framework & Supports:

  • The ECDT staff utilize the Incredible Years Curriculum as a framework in the classroom.

  • Each child participating in the ECDT program receives individual/family therapy services, case management, and psychiatric services (if needed).

Contact Information:


children, adolescents and adults served by Behavioral Health


percentage of persons served reporting high satisfaction and improved symptoms and functioning


life-saving interventions provided by the Crisis Hotline 528-SAVE

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 CMHForms@child-focus.org.

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 CMHForms@child-focus.org.

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