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Child Focus is Expanding Mental Health Services for Adults Effective September 2020

September 11, 2020

Child Focus is excited to announce the expansion of mental health services for adults! As a 2020 organizational strategic planning priority coupled with widespread demand for adult mental health care during COVID-19, effective September 1, 2020, Child Focus will offer individual therapy and psychiatry services for adults/caregivers who have children enrolled in services at Child Focus. Adult mental health services will be provided in our Clermont County (Mt. Carmel/Eastgate area), Brown County (Mt. Orab area) and Hamilton County (Norwood area) offices. Once services are established, Child Focus will expand the availability of adult mental health services to the general community.

“The goal of our Behavioral Health services is to help people cope with current stressors in order to minimize the impact on their daily lives. We have found in working with children that parents and other caregivers may present with their own depression or anxiety or have a history of trauma.  It can be difficult to support the needs of the child in meeting their treatment goals when the parent is struggling with their own mental health needs. Parents and other caregivers are already comfortable here and have an established relationship with Child Focus, we have worked with adults through mobile crisis and parent education, and we have staff who have the clinical expertise and scope of service, so this a no-brainer,” adds Dr. Laura Stith, Chief Clinical Officer at Child Focus.

Services offered will include therapy, psychiatry/medication services and active parenting in office or via telehealth.  Private insurance, Medicaid and self-pay are accepted.  Online registration and walk-ins are welcome.  Child Focus strengthens the quality of life for 20,000 individuals in Southwest Ohio by developing thriving kids, strong families and successful adults.  For more information go to child-focus.org or call 752-1555.