Physicians Referrals

As part of our holistic approach to children’s
well-being, The Children’s Home offers a variety
of services: education and behavioral health
treatment programs, psychotherapy,
medication management and a high school for
children with autism.


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Medical staff:

Philip Lichtenstein, MD – Medical Director
CHOC-Dr._LichtensteinAfter serving as a pediatrician for nearly 30 years, Dr. (Phil) Lichtenstein joined The Children’s Home in 2011 as medical director, overseeing the children’s mental health and wellness, a specialty he developed in private practice. This expertise in children’s behavioral health has led Phil to develop training programs for primary care physicians, including the most common childhood mental health issue, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Dr. Lichtenstein leads our organization’s efforts in providing a more holistic approach to children’s healthy development.

Julie Levine – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Medical Management Services
Julie_2439As nurse practitioner at The Children’s Home, Julie works closely with the medical director in the testing, diagnosis and treatment of children via campus- and community-based services. Julie joined The Children’s Home in 2013 as the organization began developing a more holistic approach to children’s healthy development, including physical, emotional and behavioral well-being. Today, in addition to caring for the kids, Julie educates and trains staff members in pediatric medical management best practices and psychoeducation.

Kelly Johnson – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Medical Management Services
Kelly_2431Following an internship with Dr. Lichtenstein in 2015, Kelly joined The Children’s Home in 2016. She formerly served as a psychiatric nurse at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. In her current role, Kelly performs psychiatric assessments and evaluations, and is responsible for medication management of children under the care of medical management services at The Children’s Home.

Our treatment is based on an evidence-based behavior modification system called the Teaching-Family Model that encourages at-risk children to improve their behaviors and social skills. As a medical community, we constantly strive to improve diagnoses, treatment and outcomes for children.

Behavioral health conditions we treat include:

  • ADD
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Disruptive behavior
  • Mood disorders, including bipolar disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders
  • Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)
  • PTSD
  • Traumatic life events, including bereavement
  • Developmental disorder-associated behavioral problems


The Children’s Home accepts Medicaid and self-paying patients. However, we are in the process of applying to accept most major health insurance carriers and expect to complete that process soon. Please check back frequently for insurance updates.

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