Laurie Little, PsyD

Chief Patient Experience Officer and Staff Psychologist
Lindner Center of HOPE

Dr. Little Chief Patient Experience Officer and staff psychologist at the Lindner Center of HOPE. Her areas of expertise consist primarily of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for patients with mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD and binge eating disorder. Dr. Little also specializes in working with patients who are considering, or have had, bariatric (weight loss) surgery. Dr. Little is certified in Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy.

Dr. Little earned her Doctorate of Psychology degree from the University of Hartford in Hartford, Connecticut. She completed a two-year internship in Westfield Massachusetts that specializes in the training and implementation of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for adults with mental illness. Her dissertation studied how training clinicians in DBT helps to reduce therapist burnout.

Prior to joining the Lindner Center of Hope, Dr. Little has maintained a private practice in Northern Kentucky since 2002. She has also worked in community mental health, college counseling and hospital settings. Dr. Little has particular expertise conducting psychological assessments, leading groups and providing consultation to multidisciplinary treatment teams.

This provider offers telehealth visits. 

Presentation Topics:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindful Eating
  • Assertiveness for Women
  • Body Image
  • Relationship Changes After Weight Loss Surgery


  • 1990-1994 B.A. Psychology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • 1994-1996 M.A. Clinical Psychology, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT
  • 1996-2000 Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT

Internship and Residencies:

  • 1998-2000 Pre Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology, Westfield Area Mental Health Clinic, Westfield, MA

Licensure and Certification:

  • 2000 Kentucky State Board of Psychology, KY license # 1227
  • 2006 Ohio State Board of Psychology, Ohio license # 6547

Areas of Specialty:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Adult Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness in Psychotherapy
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bariatric Surgery Psychological Evaluations