news

Team of counselors help 12-year-old boy overcome anxiety

CINCINNATI (WKRC) – A local family is sharing a message of hope.

A young student got back to good health with the help of a team from Central Clinic Behavioral Health.
They help families such as Caden’s, who are struggling with mental health concerns.

You’d never know it when you see him interact now, but at Caden’s first appointment with Heike Wilson, who is a Child Health Counselor at Central Clinic Behavioral Health, she had to meet with him in his family van.

Learn about how Caden and his mom deal with childhood anxiety in this interview by Local 12 Health & Wellness Reporter, Liz Bonis.

95th Anniversary

Thank You To Everyone…
who attended the 95th Anniversary celebration of Central Clinic Behavioral Health. It was an extraordinary event and is testimony that we are surrounded by a genuinely supportive Greater Cincinnati community.

From all of us – especially the thousands of people we serve – thank you. If you were unable to attend, we thought you might enjoy seeing the celebration.


Dena Cranley was honored for her work promoting healthy living. With Mrs. Cranley is her husband, Mayor John Cranley, along with Trish Smitson and Dr. Walter Smitson, president/CEO for Central Clinic Behavioral Health. She received the Ambassador of Mental Health award.

Read More

Cincinnati First Lady Dena Cranley to be honored by Central Clinic Behavioral Health

Central Clinic Behavioral Health, celebrating its 95th year of operation in 2018, will honor Dena Cranley, the City of Cincinnati’s First Lady, during its anniversary celebration. In April, Central Clinic will be celebrating this historic milestone as well as the progress it has made in improving behavioral health services in Greater Cincinnati.

In addition to being the City of Cincinnati’s First Lady, Cranley is the chair of the Cincinnati First Ladies for Health, a coalition of the First Lady and the First Ladies of Cincinnati Churches who have come together to promote healthier living, combat infant mortality, and to close health care disparities. The group hosts a Family Health Day on the same day across churches/centers in our community and provides health programs throughout the year.

Continue reading “Cincinnati First Lady Dena Cranley to be honored by Central Clinic Behavioral Health”

UC President Neville Pinto to keynote Central Clinic Behavioral Health Event

University of Cincinnati President Neville Pinto will be the keynote speaker for Central Clinic Behavioral Health’s 95th Anniversary Celebration.

In April, Central Clinic will be celebrating this historic milestone and the progress it has made in improving behavioral health services in Greater Cincinnati.

Pinto is the 30th president of the University of Cincinnati. Prior to returning to UC, Pinto served as acting president and professor of chemical engineering at the University of Louisville and was the Interim Executive President and University Provost.

Continue reading “UC President Neville Pinto to keynote Central Clinic Behavioral Health Event”

A Better Tomorrow: Scotty’s Story

In foster care, sometimes there are unsuccessful placements. This was the case with Scotty – he has been placed in several homes and it did not work out well for him. When Scotty began his “relationship” with the Family Healing Center at the tender age of five, legal custody had just been given back to his mother. His services included therapeutic visitation with his father, as well as individual therapy.

Read More

A Better Journey: Jane’s Story

“Jane” is a teenager and connected with HOPE for Children and Families in 2015. Jane had a history of significant abuse and her parents were suffering from drug addiction issues. She was living with family and made threats to hurt herself and her family. At the time Jane was referred, she was incarcerated for assaulting a family member; her caregivers were scared of her behaviors. HOPE’s goal was to help Jane and her family to get the care she needed for her to live successfully at home. Jane started out in a residential program outside of her home. As she began to progress in treatment and work towards a transition home, HOPE supported her by coordinating and funding various non-traditional services such as wraparound services, play therapy, equine therapy, and therapeutic respite. These services complemented the more traditional services such as therapy and case management that Jane was receiving through her insurance provider.

Read More

Picture a better 2018

Dear Friends,

Greater Cincinnati is one of the most charitable markets in the United States. It is because of your generous gifts of time, talent, and treasure that we were able to provide hope and results to over 19,000 people last year so they can live full and productive lives. Isn’t that what we all want? This enables these people to be hopeful about tomorrow.

Read More