Welcome to Lindner Center of HOPE Comprehensive Assessment Programs

Our exceptional assessment programs are set in a serene therapeutic environment and staffed by impressive treatment teams. We go beyond other programs with in-depth assessment and prepare patients for their next level of care through treatment.

Diagnosis makes the difference

Struggles with mental health and addiction issues can be so complex and complicated that typical acute inpatient and outpatient treatment options often can’t get to the root of the issues.

That’s because finding clarity in diagnosis is essential to receiving proper treatment and achieving wellness. Making a decision before you know what you’re actually trying to treat can send you down a long road toward the wrong solution and even do more harm than good.

To address this issue, our residential programs offer two significant advantages:

  • A residential setting allows for a comprehensive, round-the-clock assessment that you can’t achieve in a non-residential setting.
  • The assessment period typically spans 10 days for adults and 14 days for adolescents, which allows time for testing, observation and therapeutic engagement with the treatment team.

This helps us achieve a detailed, concise diagnostic picture that guides continued treatment.

In the following clip, Dr. Elizabeth Wassenaar, Williams House Medical Director, talks more about the importance of assessment in mental health treatment.

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Why us?

We are proud to say that we stand shoulder to shoulder with the most well-known academic and treatment facilities in the nation. Also, our leaders are globally renowned for their work in the field of psychiatry.

Learn more about what makes us special here.

Our team

Lindner Center of HOPE offers an experienced, high-functioning, and cohesive treatment team working together to provide clear, detailed diagnostics and highly personalized treatment recommendations for our patients and their families.

Dr. Robin Thompson Arthur
Chief of Psychology & Sibcy House Staff Psychologist

Dr. Arthur was awarded Xavier University’s Bieliauskas Thesis of the Year Award. She has served as a board member of the Cincinnati Academy of Professional Psychology, the Ohio Psychological Association Advocacy Committee, and the National Alliance for Mental Illness Advocacy Committee. Dr Arthur currently serves as Director of the Education Committee for the Ohio Psychological Association Board of Directors…
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Dr. Christopher J. Lockey
Sibcy House Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Lockey is a staff psychiatrist at the Lindner Center of HOPE working primarily with patients at Sibcy House, the center’s specialized unit, offering a comprehensive diagnostic assessment and short-term intensive treatment program for patients, age 18 and older, suffering with complex, co-morbid mental health issues…
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Dr. Erik Messamore
Sibcy House Staff Psychiatrist

He has published over 15 scientific papers and has attracted numerous grants for research on dementia and schizophrenia. He has served on several editorial boards as a peer reviewer. His current research addresses physiological abnormalities in first-episode psychosis. He is also exploring new treatments for depression and the therapeutic potential of non-invasive brain stimulation…
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Dr. Brett A. Dowdy
Sibcy House Staff Psychologist

Dr. Dowdy is an expert in motivational interviewing and works with adults and adolescents struggling with change. Dr. Dowdy is one of four Lindner Center of HOPE clinicians who have completed intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. He currently leads one of LCOH’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Groups. Dr. Dowdy also has a passion for faith integrated therapy and enjoys working with couples…
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Dr. Elizabeth Wassenaar
Staff Psychiatrist & Williams House Medical Director

Dr. Wassenaar is triple boarded in pediatrics, adult psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She completed her residency training at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio…
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Dr. Aubrey A. Coates
Williams House Staff Psychologist

Aubrey Coates, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who specializes in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents. She is serving as the staff psychologist for the new Adolescent Diagnostic and Treatment Program. She conducts psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for youth with complex clinical presentations and comorbid disorders. She will also be providing individual psychotherapy and conducting Dialectical Behavior Therapy groups with adolescents…
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Learn more about the Sibcy House Team here and the Williams House Team here.

Treatment methods

We offer a variety of evidence-based treatment methods, including DBT, CBT, ERPT, The Maudsley Approach, and many more. Learn more about our treatment methods here.

Patient programs

Patients of different ages have different needs. That’s why we have two separate facilities for adults and adolescents.

  • The Williams House is our adolescent comprehensive diagnostic assessment and treatment program. It focuses on intensive assessment and treatment readiness for patients age 11 through 17 who suffer with complex, co-morbid mental health issues. Our assessment includes social interaction and observations that help us understand a teen’s ability to manipulate abstract ideas, resilience, social intelligence and over all emotional maturity.
  • The Sibcy House is our comprehensive diagnostic assessment and treatment readiness program for adults. Often, patients arrive at Sibcy House with multiple diagnoses and a history of treatment attempts. We use proven methodologies to arrive at a conclusive diagnosis and use it to guide our patient’s individualized treatment plan.

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Sibcy House has been chosen as a “Top Pick Treatment Center
by www.theravive.com a network of mental health practitioners representing thousands of credentialed therapists and psychologists. Theravive’s mission is to facilitate a rapid connection between an individual in need of help, and qualified therapists who can provide counseling.