Who We Serve

Emotional, developmental and behavioral problems and disorders are common in children and adolescents.  At some time, most families face difficulties such as a traumatic event, mental illness or substance abuse that can prove especially troubling for children.  The services provided are designed to meet the needs of families that may benefit from outpatient assessment and treatment. Childhood can be challenging and stressful for children and parents. OCOF’s Outpatient Therapy and School-based programs give families a place to turn for help.

OCOF provides services to preschoolers, children, adolescents, and their families residing in the Miami-Dade and Broward Counties who are in need of behavioral health services.  Our emphasis is focused on building healthy families to improve and stabilize their quality of life.  We serve a diverse population regardless of race, gender, nationality and cultural background

OCOF focus on providing comprehensive services to multi-ethnic and bilingual communities, that de-stigmatizes mental health care and opens access to assessment and treatment of mental disorders.

Our Services

Parents will seek out therapy for their children and teens due to unmanageable behavior problems, school and peer issues, depression, anxiety, divorce, abuse and trauma, family and sibling conflict, or to help them through upsetting life circumstances. 

Outpatient Therapy: Individual, family and group therapy sessions are provided in the office setting. 

In Home Therapy: OCOF offers families convenient therapeutic care at their homes or other community settings.

In School Therapy:  School performance is one indication of emotional health for children.  A solid educational background can make the difference in a child’s future.  We provide services in school setting to

Group therapy provides a safe, rich environment to learn and grow while participating with others that have similar and different backgrounds and experiences. The benefits of this approach are invaluable to growth: from learning new information to trying new behavior; improving communication; instilling hope; improving social skills and relationships; and knowing you are not alone. Our skilled clinicians help facilitate change and improvement to help you move forward in your life. 

Individual Therapy: Our therapists are specialized in the treatment of trauma and work with children who demonstrate significant behavioral problems. OCOF provides quality care and assist children in dealing with the barriers that get in the way of their emotional and mental well-being. OCOF provides a safe environment for children to enrich their thoughts, feelings and mind power regarding any situations and problems they may have. We use evidence-based interventions and strength based practices that build on the unique strengths of each individual child.

Family therapy:  We believe that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  We serve young children and their families.  We know that when families access services at the onset of a disorder, the treatment effectiveness can be long lasting and prevent more serious problem behaviors later in development.  Recognizing that children are nurtured, healed and develop within families, family therapy is the hallmark of our services.  Parents are the ultimate teachers. They teach their children what to think about the world, what is important or unimportant and about their own self-worth.

Autism Services: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the process of systematically applying interventions based upon the principles of learning theory to improve socially significant behaviors to a meaningful degree

Psychiatric Services: OCOF has psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners who are available for psychiatric evaluation, consultations, and medication management.

Psychiatric evaluation and medication management services are provided by board certified psychiatrists and seasoned nurse practitioners