Lindner Center of HOPE, Therapist


Dr. Schrantz is a clinical psychotherapist for adults, adolescents, and children in outpatient and residential services at the Linder Center of HOPE.  She has over 30 years of experience providing individual, group, and family therapy in a variety of settings and greatly enjoys facilitating change and healing with her patients.

Dr. Schrantz offers a diverse range of skills and experiences. Prior to joining the staff at the Lindner Center of HOPE, Dr. Schrantz facilitated trauma-informed treatment to children and adolescents with traumatic experiences, sexual abuse, and grief at the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center.  For over 20 years, she worked at Hillcrest Training School, where she was a leader in the development and implementation of evidenced-based, cognitive-behavioral interventions for youth with co-occurring behavior, mood, and substance abuse disorders.  At Hillcrest, she was the lead group facilitator for the substance abuse treatment track and pioneered the first Trauma and Grief Component Therapy for Adolescents group therapy.  In addition, she was a skilled provider of psychological assessment and individual and group counseling.

As a consultant for the University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute, Dr. Schrantz facilitated dozens of trainings for other professionals at conferences throughout the U.S. in cognitive behavioral interventions and curricula. Dr. Schrantz applied her expertise to evaluate and redesign treatment programs in juvenile community correctional facilities in Ohio to reflect evidence-based practices. Further, Dr. Schrantz worked in the role of Experienced Clinical Faculty for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network to help develop the Trauma and Grief Component Therapy for Adolescents Learning Collaborative and to train other professionals at the national level.

Dr. Schrantz earned her Doctorate Degree in Counseling from the University of Cincinnati.  She has advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Dr. Schrantz is specially trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to treat posttraumatic stress and other disorders.

Areas of Specialty and Interest:

  • Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Behavior Disorders
  • Mood Disorders