Lindner Center of HOPE, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner


Dr. Mary Hoft serves as a staff psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) at the Lindner Center of HOPE.  Her doctoral degree is in nursing practice, and she also holds a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling.  She provides advanced psychiatric nursing care, including medication prescribing and management, to adults on the inpatient units.  She also provides medication management with counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults in the outpatient setting.

Dr. Hoft has a diverse nursing background that includes maternal-child, medical/surgical, community health, and clinical nursing education. Her most recent nursing experience has been in psychiatric/mental health as an intake specialist and in adolescent inpatient care.  Her nursing educational background includes care for individuals across the lifespan, though her specialty focus is children and adolescents.  Her expertise in nursing and mental health counseling is childhood trauma and the effects of trauma on mental health and symptom development.  She has received training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina and trained as a Sexual Abuse Nurse Examiner in pediatrics and adults through the International Association of Forensic Nurses.

She is the co-founder of Treetops Center for Children and Adolescents, a trauma recovery center for children and adolescents in rural Warren County.  She is actively involved with human trafficking prevention, and serves on a health care committee for End Slavery Cincinnati, the regional anti-trafficking coalition.  Her doctoral project involved educating community first responders in one Ohio county to identify, provide care, and protect victims of trafficking.  Her project was selected for funding by the Partnership to Improve Population Health, co-sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the Centers for Disease Control. She recently received grant funding from the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund to develop human trafficking prevention education for children, parents, and professionals within the community.

Dr. Hoft is published in the March 2017 issue of the Journal of Forensic Nursing.  She is a member of the American Nurses Association, the Ohio Nurses Association, the International Association of Forensic Nurses, and the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.


Presentation Topics:

  • Human Trafficking: Identifying, Providing Care and Protecting Victims
  • Human Trafficking Prevention
  • Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children