Lindner Center of HOPE, Staff Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist


Dr. Shoenfelt serves as staff child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Lindner Center of HOPE. She attends to adolescent inpatients and child and adolescent outpatients.

Prior to earning her medical degree, Dr. Shoenfelt graduated from the The Ohio State University, School of Allied Medical Professions, with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy. She practiced in this field for 14 years prior to entering medical school. Dr. Shoenfelt specialized in pediatric physical therapy with special emphasis in developmental disabilities and neonatal therapy.

Dr. Shoenfelt completed medical school at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. She graduated in 2003 and completed general psychiatry residency and a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship in 2008. She is board certified in both general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry.

Dr. Shoenfelt started her career at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy, Ohio, practicing child and adolescent psychiatry in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.  She also provided psychiatry services for children and adults in various community mental health clinics in Shelby, Logan, and Champaign Counties. Prior to joining the Lindner Center, she was the Medical Director for St. Joseph Orphanage in Cincinnati.

Dr. Shoenfelt thoroughly enjoys assisting in the education of medical students, residents and child and adolescent psychiatry fellows. She is a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry for the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience and Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. Shoenfelt’s particular areas of expertise and interest are in treating patients with co-occurring diagnoses that include depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar and attachment disorders. Her past practice has also focused on the care of autistic children and adults and those with intellectual disabilities and co-occurring mental illness.

Presentation Topics:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Other child and adolescent topics on request