Substance Use Outpatient Treatment

Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

At Child Focus, we recognize the importance of identifying symptoms of substance use disorders (SUD) as early as possible.  We offer a wide range of services including prevention, screening and treatment. Substance use disorders affect the individual, families and communities.  As a result, substance use symptoms and disorders are addressed in the context of individual lives, family systems, and community partnerships.  Child Focus Behavioral Health services assist individuals with developing strengths to manage and reduce symptoms of substance use disorders.  The critical tasks of substance use disorder treatment include developing healthy relationships, increasing behavioral functioning and managing emotions.  Together, these positively change the outcomes for individuals, families and our communities by increasing the likelihood of living a more satisfying life and creating a path to wellness.  

Our Accreditation

Child Focus’ substance use disorder 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 Team

Substance use disorders are complex and often require care by a multidisciplinary treatment team that promotes high standards of care and best practice.  Our Child Focus Behavioral Health team members specialize in treating child, adolescent and adult substance use disorder issues.  Our combined expertise utilizing a range of substance use disorder 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.

Substance Use Treatment


Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment is for individuals presenting with mild substance use disorder needs such as difficulties with social, educational, peer and family relationships.  An initial screening and assessment will help ensure the level of care will best meet your needs. 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 

CBT is the most researched and recommended therapy for substance use and mental health disorders. Focused on self-monitoring and craving-recognition skill development, the techniques learned continue to be effective after treatment has concluded. 

Motivational Interviewing 

Motivational Interviewing is a clinical approach that helps people with mental health and substance use disorders make positive behavioral changes to support better health.  The approach upholds four principals – expressing empathy and avoiding arguments, developing self-discipline, motivation to change and a plan for goal attainment. 

Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)  

MET is a counseling approach that uses motivational interviewing techniques to help individuals resolve any uncertainties they have about stopping their substance use.  MET works by promoting empathy, troubleshooting challenges and avoiding arguments. 

Multi-Dimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) 

MDFT is an evidence-based treatment model that addresses mental health and substance use concerns. MDFT addresses key areas of functioning for youth and focuses on keeping families intact and safe in their homes.  MDFT provides an intensive level of service with high frequency and availability to families in crisis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

The Seven Challenges

The Seven Challenges Program holistically addresses the alcohol and drug problems of teens, as well as their mental health problems, life situation problems, and life skills deficits. Competency with mental health issues, including trauma issues that so often characterize adolescent substance abusing youth, is a prerequisite for success with helping those with alcohol and other drug problems.  The model is evidence-based and can be provided in an individual or group format.


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 513-528-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

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
Call 513.752.1555 with questions about registration. 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-9pm

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

F: 8am-4:30pm

4411 Montgomery Road, Suite 201

Cincinnati, Ohio 45212

Phone: (513) 685-5040

Fax: (513) 685-5052