Early Childhood Mental Health


Prevention and intervention are the primary goals of Early Childhood Mental Health. Our programs are Early Childhood Mental Health- Consultation, Early Childhood Mental Health- Treatment, Helping the Noncompliant Child, and Incredible Years Parenting Program.

The Early Childhood Mental Health-Consultation program provides mental health consultation services to children ages 0-6, their parents and teachers in over 27 childcare centers in the community as well as the Early Childhood Family and Education Center through the Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Our consultation services include child specific, classroom and programmatic consultation. The consultants are trained to use two evidenced based programs: The Incredible Years Social Skills groups and the DECA, a social emotional assessment tool and classroom program. Our consultants have either a bachelors or masters degree in early childhood or a mental health field. They must have experience in both early childhood and mental health. They provide social, emotional trainings to the staff, conduct parent consultation meetings and do social emotional groups with the children.

The Early Childhood Mental Health –Treatment therapy program will provide individual, family and group outpatient therapy to children ages 2-7 and their families. Our ECMH-T therapists have been trained in the following evidenced based treatment modalities: Parent Child Interaction Therapy, play therapy, family therapy, EMDR, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other modalities to increase the mental wellness of those they serve. Each ECMH-T therapist must have a master’s degree in social work, counseling or a related field as well as a current Ohio license in counseling or social work.


Program Director, Calhoun, MACPC LPCC-S


Click here for the ECMH brochure


For Immediate Help

Call:  (614) 824-KIDS (5437), ask for Intake       

or Email: intake@svfc.org