Lindner Center of HOPE, Staff Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst

Dr. Brandi is a staff psychiatrist and psychoanalyst at the Lindner Center of HOPE. She works both at Sibcy House diagnostic assessment-treatment readiness program for adults and outpatient services for adolescents and adults.

Dr. Brandi earned her medical degree from the Central University of Venezuela where she also completed her Categorical Psychiatry Residency. She then completed psychoanalytic training at the Caracas Psychoanalytic Institute where she remained an active member until 2005. As a psychoanalytic candidate she was elected president of OCAL (Latin America Candidate Organization) and then Vice President for Latin America for the International Psychoanalytic Studies Organization (IPSO). During the first years of her career she developed a Consultation-Liaison program in the Cardiology department at the Caracas University Hospital and was involved in individual and group supervision of Psychiatry residents. She built a solid and respected private practice in Caracas, Venezuela and collaborated as a volunteer professor of clinical psychology at the Catholic University Andres Bello.

Dr. Brandi migrated to Cincinnati in 2005 and became involved with the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute where she co-led a clinical seminar. She worked as a Psychiatry Research Fellow at the Cincinnati’s Children Hospital from 2006 to 2008. In 2013 she started her second Psychiatry residency at University of Cincinnati, College of medicine. During her last year of residency she became outpatient Psychiatry Chief Resident and got an award for outstanding Outpatient Practice.

A passion for teaching and for healing has been a constant throughout her career. Her additional Psychoanalytical expertise allows Dr. Brandi to approach patient care with an integrated approach that includes psychodynamic psychotherapy and evidence based psychopharmacologic management. She has a particular interest in working with a diverse patient population. Her Latin-American background also gives Dr. Brandi, the possibility to engage the growing Latino population in their native language and in a manner that is sympathetic to the idiosyncrasy of this population.

Areas of Specialty and Interest:

  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy/ Psychoanalysis
  • Culture-bound syndromes
  • Bereavement and grief
  • “Treatment resistant” mood and anxiety disorders
  • Somatic Symptom Disorders