Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Lindner Center of HOPE, Medical Director of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Inpatient and Partial Hospital Program at Lindner Center of HOPE

In addition to her clinical oversight of the Cincinnati Children’s Inpatient and Partial Hospitalization services at Lindner Center of HOPE, Dr. Cummings serves as a staff psychiatrist for LCOH. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of children through emerging adulthood. Dr. Cummings works to integrate all aspects of mental and physical health into the treatment process. Working with a collaborative team, Dr. Cummings’s current clinical work focuses on comprehensive assessment and intensive treatment to ensure patient success with those in the Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program as well as outpatient pharmacotherapy. Previously, Dr. Cummings worked for over 2 years at Sibcy House, the adult diagnostic residential unit at LCOH.

Prior to joining Lindner Center of HOPE, Dr. Cummings was a staff psychiatrist at a federally qualified health center in southern Ohio working to integrate mental healthcare into primary care offices. She gained experience working with individuals and families coping with severe and chronic psychiatric issues at Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital in Toledo while completing her fellowship training. Dr. Cummings began her Adult General Psychiatry Residency training with the Department of Psychiatry at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, and completed her training at the University of Toledo Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. She specialized in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry during her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toledo Medical Center. She is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio.

A published clinician, Dr. Cummings co-authored work on the treatment of catatonic schizophrenia as well as serving as a co-investigator/author of work focusing on biofeedback use in pediatric anxiety and depression. Webinar presentations and participation in educational symposia have allowed Dr. Cummings to reach a wide audience on Binge Eating Disorder. She has presented locally and nationally on a wide range of topics from Binge Eating disorder, to bullying in youth and ADHD in the adult population.

Areas of Specialty and Interest:

  • Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services
  • Adult Residential Services
  • Patient education and empowerment
  • Child and Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program