Approach

A Distinguished Approach

Lindner Center of HOPE is distinguished as a center of excellence for treating a vast array of mental disorders. The depth and breadth of services available at one location is unrivaled in the Midwest and is among the best in the country. Patients benefit from receiving highly individualized services from an onsite multidisciplinary team, which is the largest and most diverse group of clinicians in the Midwest, and who work collaboratively to understand and treat each patient.

Clinical Programming Based in Most Current and Rigorous Scientific Evidence

The foundations of clinical programming at Lindner Center of HOPE are based in the most current, rigorous, scientific evidence in diagnosis and in the effectiveness of treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). DBT’s approach supports the development of skills and mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and emotion regulation. These skills assist patients in avoiding the extreme behaviors that impact ability to function. These therapeutic interventions are offered in a manner that validates the person and the experience while encouraging change to a more successful and fulfilling life.

Integrated and Interdisciplinary Care

Lindner Center of HOPE is equipped to return patients to productive lives through a commitment to comprehensive diagnostic evaluations, evidence-based treatments, outcomes measurement and optimization of functional wellness through rehabilitation. The unique inpatient, outpatient and clinical research infrastructure is intended to provide access to cutting-edge treatments often years before they are widely available. Historically, there has been a 17-year lag time before research findings are integrated with the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Clinicians and staff have access to an ever-growing base of new clinical knowledge that is gained from research conducted onsite. This approach maximizes the opportunity for superior outcomes for patients and their families.

Accurate Diagnosis Forms the Foundation

The first step in treating any illness is truly understanding what is happening. For each individual, symptoms, history and causes are specific to them. That deep understanding is obtained through an accurate diagnostic evaluation. This evaluation creates the foundation for treatment that follows, offering all patients the best chance for successful treatment outcomes.

Early diagnosis and treatment of a mental illness can go a long way toward more successful healing and a return to one’s life no matter the age.

Accurate Diagnosis:

  • Begins the recovery process quickly
  • Avoids multiple treatment attempts at different facilities
  • May help better manage cost of care
  • May result in better long-term outcomes
  • Allows patients to pursue a better quality of life with a treatment plan built on a firm foundation

Treatment Teams

Lindner Center of HOPE has the largest and most diverse group of mental health experts in the Midwest which means that patients have access to professionals who work closely together to understand all aspects of a mental illness. It’s not just that they are all here – it’s that they work collaboratively to explore each individual’s unique circumstances and then use those findings to customize a treatment plan

Recognizing individual needs, motivational sources and life circumstances, clinicians at Lindner Center of HOPE consider treatment and therapy approaches that will achieve treatment goals with the patient in mind. This is accomplished through the treatment team, which consist of members from a variety of disciplines including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, occupational/recreational therapists and dietitians. This ensures a comprehensive treatment strategy that will nurture a patient’s biological, psychological, and spiritual needs.

Treatment Settings

Like all disease, mental illness inflicts suffering progressively – and, depending on the severity of illness, appropriate levels of care and treatment vary. Lindner Center of HOPE offers several treatment programs ranging from acute crisis care to less intensive maintenance and wellness visits. Mood disorders, eating disorders, addictive and co-occurring psychiatric disorders, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders, schizophrenia and related conditions, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) and stress related conditions can all be addressed through acute inpatient care, office-based outpatient services, residential treatment or specialty programs at Lindner Center of HOPE.

Comprehensive programs and services offer innovative options for treatment and support

Particularly, in the last 25 years, the understanding of mental illness and the way the brain functions has expanded tremendously, resulting in new programs, services and treatment options that better match patient’s individual needs. Lindner Center of HOPE’s approach to patient care offers a broad menu of treatment and support options to patients. These programs and services are available not only as part of acute inpatient care, office-based outpatient care or residential services, but they are also available outside those treatment settings. Programs and services include partial hospitalization, the newest treatment approach for depression – Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, the gold standard electroconvulsive therapy, and a supported employment program.