Vanessa Aldstadt

Behavioral Health Care Coordinator
Lindner Center of HOPE

Vanessa serves as a behavioral health care coordinator at the Lindner Center of HOPE. She attends to adult patients on Sibcy House and William’s House in relation to identifying comprehensive resources that will continue to aid in treatment while admitted and after discharge. She actively connects patients to healthy outlets that will promote physical and mental wellness.

She has earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology, as well as a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Prior to beginning her work at the Lindner Center of HOPE, Vanessa was a Care Manager for Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services where she worked primarily with individuals of low socio-economic classes to address mental health and co-occurring substance use through scheduling of and transportation to psychiatric appointments, and connection to community resources for maintenance of basic needs such as housing and food. Vanessa has also worked within the criminal justice system as a Juvenile Court Corrections Officer, working primarily with adolescent women who struggled with behavioral health and trauma.

Vanessa has experience working with diagnoses of OCD, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and substance use disorders, among others.


  • 2019-2023 -- B.S. Psychology, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
  • 2019-2023 -- B.S. Criminal Justice, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

Specialized Training:

  • Overall Care Coordination Techniques
  • CPR – Resuscitation Quality Improvement Program
  • Crisis Intervention Team
  • Crisis Prevention Institute

Research Project(s):

  • Vanessa Aldstadt et al., The Effect of Context on Perceptions and Empathy Towards Juvenile Offenders, (2022).