Heather Melena, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Lindner Center of HOPE

Heather Melena serves as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner at the Lindner Center of HOPE. She attends to individuals across the lifespan in the outpatient setting to provide holistic nursing care and medication management services.

Prior to obtaining her advanced practice degree, Heather earned her bachelor’s degree from Ohio University. Before becoming certified as a nurse practitioner, Heather worked as a registered nurse gaining experience in psychiatric, emergency, and medical-surgical nursing. She has worked in the inpatient and residential setting at the Lindner Center of HOPE, and alongside psychiatrists performing ECT, TMS, and ketamine aiming to care for those affected by treatment-resistant depression. She has worked primarily with adolescents and adults through out her nursing career but enjoys working with people of all ages.

Her clinical experiences throughout her advanced practice education involved both inpatient and outpatient services for children, adolescents, and adults in the psychiatric mental-health setting. She gained specific education and experience with the assessment and treatment of co-morbid medical diagnoses within the context of Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome and Autoimmune Encephalitis (PANS/AE) in adolescents and adults which she is eager to carry on into her practice at the Center. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau Honors Nursing Society; Rho Theta Chapter; and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.  Also a member of the PANDAS Physician Network.


  • Associates Degree in Nursing, Galen College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Ohio University, Athens, OH
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY

Internship and Residencies:

  • Clinical practicums:
    • Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment services for adults (Lindner Center of HOPE)
    • Inpatient and Outpatient treatment services for children and adolescents (Lindner Center of HOPE)
    • Outpatient treatment of Pediatric Neuropsychiatric Syndrome and Autoimmune Encephalitis (Lindner Center of HOPE)

Licensure and Certification:

  • ANCC Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Current Ohio Nursing and Nurse Practitioner License.

Nicolette Ketzer, MSW, LISW-S

Residential Program Manager
Lindner Center of HOPE

Nicolette serves as Residential Program Manager for Williams and Sibcy Houses at the Lindner Center of HOPE.

Prior to joining the Lindner Center, Nicki worked with folks across the lifespan as a Behavioral Health Consultant in the primary care behavioral health model providing on the spot support, interventions and referrals to both physicians and patients. She has previous program development experience as part of a team researching and implementing the primary care behavioral health program locally.

Additionally, she has worked with foster parents and children coordinating services and providing support and stabilization in the foster home. She has training in ACT, trauma treatment and mindfulness.

Nicki has also had the opportunity to serve military families at Bethesda National Naval Hospital as part of the team supporting children of seriously wounded service members prior to entering grad school. She has since completed training in supporting military families as a civilian clinician.


  • 2009 B.S. Sociology, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
  • 2014 Master of Social Work, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY

Licensure and Certification:

  • 2014 LSW, Licensed Social Worker, Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
  • 2017 LISW-S, Supervising Licensed Independent Social Worker, Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board

Kristina Tracy, LISW-S

Outpatient Therapist
Lindner Center of HOPE

Kristina serves as an outpatient therapist at the Lindner Center of HOPE.  She attends to adult patients working with individuals, couples, and families.

Prior to entering graduate school, she double majored, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and Sociology from The College of Mount Saint Joseph.  Kristina went on to acquire her master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Cincinnati.  Kristina’s social work concentration track was in mental health.

Kristina spent most of her career specifically in mental health counseling.  Working in the nonprofit sectors, for nearly all her career, as a clinical practitioner.  Her practice philosophy is to integrate the science of wellbeing into all attended patients.

Prior to joining the Lindner Center of HOPE, she worked as the Performance Manager in the outpatient department at Child Focus.  In that role, she oversaw the expectations of employees and managed the outpatient team.  Kristina also helped cast the mission of the agency and build camaraderie amongst employees.  During this time, she also saw patients on an outpatient basis.

Kristina specializes in the treatment of depressive disorders, anxiety, trauma, and couples counseling.  Kristina utilizes evidenced based therapy models such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Kristina explicitly employs the Gottman Method for her work with couple’s.

Kristina is further interested in developing her skills in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and RO-DBT (Radically Open- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) treatments.


  • 2006 M.S.W. Social Work, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • 2001 B.A. Social Work and Sociology, The College of Mount Saint Joseph, Cincinnati, OH

Internship and Residencies:

  • 2000 Internship Clinical practice, Outpatient Department, Central Clinic, Cincinnati, OH

Licensure and Certification:

  • 2019 Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Kentucky
  • 2013 Licensed Independent Social Worker with supervisee designation, State of Ohio

Caleb Wood, PsyD

Staff Psychologist
Lindner Center of HOPE

Dr. Wood is a staff psychologist at the Lindner Center of HOPE and serves in the outpatient and residential programs. He provides therapy to children, adolescents, and adults, and specializes in mood disorders, behavioral disorders, developmental disorders (primarily Autism Spectrum Disorders), and trauma disorders. In treatment, he primarily utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques, but also incorporates facets of many others, including Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Mindfulness, Trauma-Focused CBT (TFCBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Strengths-based approaches, and Play Therapy. Dr. Wood has clinical experience with most diagnoses and prioritizes implementing a collaborative and patient-focused approach to treatment.

Dr. Wood earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2015 from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship and APA accredited internship at Talbert House in Cincinnati, Ohio, during which time he worked in the school-based services at Princeton Community Middle School and High School, adolescent psychological testing center, and adult outpatient program. After earning his independent license, Dr. Wood was appointed the director of the APA accredited internship program and psychological testing center, as well as the clinical supervisor for various psychology interns and practicum students.

Prior to joining the Lindner Center of HOPE, he worked as a clinical psychologist at Lebanon Correctional Institution in Lebanon, Ohio. While there, Dr. Wood provided therapy for male inmates presenting with myriad diagnoses and symptoms, offered crisis management services, conducted suicide risk assessments, and offered brief psychological interventions for inmates in segregated housing.

Dr. Wood has been involved in research studies about social motivation and other social behaviors with additional emphasis on the oxytocin system and Autism Spectrum Disorders, which have been presented at multiple conferences and annual meetings in California, Louisiana, Hawaii, and Spain. He also was a co-author on a related scientific article about mouse strains and testing paradigms used in the social behavior research that was published in Brain and Behavior.

Presentation Topics:

  • Mindfulness – Meaning, Techniques, and Its Use in Treatment
  • Trauma and Its Impacts on Functioning
  • Using Play in Treatment
  • Basics of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


  • 2005-2009 B.A. Psychology, MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe, KS
  • 2010-2012 M.A. Clinical Psychology, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA
  • 2012-2015 PsyD Clinical Psychology, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA

Internship and Residencies:

  • 2014-2015 APA Accredited Pre-Doctoral Internship, Talbert House, Cincinnati, OH
  • 2015-2016 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Talbert House, Cincinnati, OH

Licensure and Certification:

  • 2018 Ohio State Board of Psychology, License #P.07688

Tiffany Graves, M.A.

Psychology Assistant
Lindner Center of HOPE

Tiffany Graves serves as a psychology assistant under the supervision of Elizabeth Mariutto, PsyD at the Lindner Center of HOPE. Within the Harold C. Schott Foundation Eating Disorders Program, Tiffany provides individual and group therapy for patients across multiple levels of care (i.e., inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient). Tiffany also provides eating disorder consultation and liaison services for the adult inpatient and residential units. She has been trained in numerous empirically supported behavioral interventions for eating disorders including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (RO DBT), as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E) and Family-Based Treatment (FBT). Aside from her clinical duties, Tiffany also devotes time to engaging in eating disorder research and advocacy efforts, including promotion of the Health at Every Size (HAES) initiative.

In addition to her contributions to the Eating Disorders Program, Tiffany possesses strong interests in the treatment of sexual trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). She has been trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), Written Exposure Therapy (WET), and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP). Tiffany is an active member of the trauma, OCD, DBT, and RO DBT consult teams at the Lindner Center of HOPE and co-leads an outpatient RO DBT group for patients presenting with disorders of overcontrol.

Prior to joining the Eating Disorders Program at the Lindner Center of HOPE, Tiffany completed her pre-doctoral internship in clinical psychology at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center/Medical College of Georgia Consortium where she specialized in the Psychology of Women. During her internship, Tiffany gained extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of disorders disproportionately affecting female populations (e.g., military sexual trauma, eating disorders, BPD, mood and anxiety disorders) and solidified her interest in feminist psychology. She also received intensive training in DBT, risk assessment, and crisis intervention. Tiffany has experience working with adolescents, families, adults, and older adults presenting with a broad range of clinical disorders across numerous treatment settings, including Veteran’s Affairs, academic medical centers, specialized eating disorder treatment facilities, community mental health, and college counseling centers.

Tiffany is currently a doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology Psy.D. Program at Xavier University. She received her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Xavier University in 2018 and her Master of Arts degree in Psychology from Boston University in 2011. In 2013, she was awarded the Matina S. Horner Summer Research Fellowship with the Eating Disorder Clinical and Research Program (EDCRP) at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. As a fellow, Tiffany conducted a meta-analytic review investigating the impact of the therapeutic alliance on treatment outcomes in eating disorders. The first-authored paper resulting from this project was later awarded Best Paper by an Early Career Investigator by the International Journal of Eating Disorders (IJED).

Tiffany holds memberships in the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), and Ohio Professional Association of Graduate Students (OPAGS).

Areas of Interest/Specialization

  • Eating Disorders
  • Sexual Trauma/Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Women’s Health
  • Feminist Psychology
  • Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Interventions


  • 2005 B.A. Psychology and Philosophy, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
  • 2011 M.A. Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA
  • 2018 M.A. Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
  • 2022 (anticipated) Psy.D. Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH


  • 2021 Internship in Clinical Psychology, Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center/Medical College of Georgia Consortium, Augusta, GA

Licensure and Certification:

  • N/A

Chelsey Zulia, LPC, NCC

Eating Disorders Counselor
Lindner Center of HOPE

Chelsey Zulia is a Licensed Professional Counselor and serves as the Eating Disorders Counselor within the Harold C. Schott Foundation Eating Disorders Program.  She has been trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP).  Chelsey serves as an individual and group therapist for patients with eating disorders on the adult inpatient units, residential units, partial hospitalization program, and intensive outpatient program.  Chelsey also serves as a group therapist for the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center inpatient and partial hospitalization programs at Lindner Center of HOPE.  In addition to direct clinical services, Chelsey provides eating disorder trainings to staff and students, facilitates an eating disorders family support group, and co-leads community events, such as, National Eating Disorders Awareness Week and National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Walks.

Prior to her current role as a counselor, Chelsey served as an OCD/Anxiety Specialist and Mental Health Specialist at the Lindner Center of HOPE on the inpatient and residential units.  This is where she gained experience and a passion working with patients with eating disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Chelsey earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2020. She completed her practicum and internship fieldwork at the Lindner Center of HOPE.  During her fieldwork, she provided individual and group therapy for patients with substance use disorders and trauma on Sibcy House and Williams House.  Additionally, Chelsey co-lead outpatient groups in mindful eating and self-compassion.

Chelsey holds memberships in the American Counseling Association (ACA), International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP), Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), and the international honor society for professional counselors, Chi Sigma Iota, Theta Chi Sigma chapter.

Areas of Specialty and Interest:

  • Eating Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT)
  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)


  • 2010-2014 B.S. Psychology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • 2017-2020 M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL


  • 2019 Practicum, Lindner Center of HOPE, Mason, OH
  • 2020 Internship, Lindner Center of HOPE, Mason, OH

Licensure and Certification:

  • 2021 Licensed Professional Counselor, CSWMFT Board, Ohio, #C.2103138
    • Directly supervised by Dr. Chris Tuell, Ed.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS
      • CSWMFT Board, Ohio, #E.0002161-SUPV
    • 2021 National Certified Counselor, National Board for Certified Counselors, ID# 1429950


Sidney Hays, MSW, LISW, DARTT

Outpatient Therapist
Lindner Center of HOPE

Sidney Hays serves as an outpatient therapist at the Lindner Center of HOPE. She works with both adult and adolescent patients. Sidney earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Cincinnati, after earning a BA in psychology from the University of Cincinnati. She was named Psychology Student of the Year in 2015 and was a teaching assistant for introductory Psychology courses.

Prior to joining the Lindner Center of HOPE, Sidney assisted in serving the mental health needs of inmates at Warren County Jail during her graduate training. She also trained in the social service department of a community non-profit. After graduate school, she served as a day treatment therapist, working with adolescents. Prior to entering graduate school, Sidney volunteered and worked in various youth and student ministry positions for 10 years. Most recently, Sidney served as the Partial Hospitalization Program Social Worker here at the Lindner Center of Hope, where she gained experience treating patients with eating disorders.

Sidney has devoted significant time to specialized training in trauma treatment. She is certified in Developmental and Relational Trauma Therapy and enjoys working with patients who have experienced hurt and chaos in their families of origin. Sidney has also done training in TF-CBT, Seven Challenges addiction treatment, and Trust Based Relational Intervention, which trains caregivers who are caring for kids from hard places.


  • 2014-2016  B.A.            Psychology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • 2017-2019  MSW          Social Work, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Licensure and Certification:

  • 2019 Social Work License, Ohio Social Work, Counselor, and Marriage and Family Therapy Board
  • 2021 Developmental and Relational Trauma Therapist, Healing our Core Issues Institute

Erin Snider, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse
Lindner Center of HOPE

After studying Psychology at University of Kentucky, Erin received a BS in Nursing at Wright State University (WSU). After gaining 5 years of RN experience working at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) collectively between the Specialty Resource Unit and CCHMC psychiatry unit at Lindner Center of HOPE (LCOH), she completed a MS in the PMHNP program at WSU.

Since becoming a board-certified APRN, PMHNP, Erin has been on the UC/LCOH Child and Adolescent team working primarily with the inpatient and partial hospital adolescent programs.  She has a passion for helping people heal through developing resilience, mindfulness, and healthy coping using Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

Ronald Freudenberg, Jr., MA, LPCC-S

Outpatient Therapist
Lindner Center of HOPE

Mr. Freudenberg has over 13 years of experience working as a licensed clinical counselor and serves as an Outpatient Therapist with the Lindner Center of HOPE Professional Associates.  Freudenberg practices as a generalist, working primarily with adults as well as older adolescents with a range of mental health and substance use issues.  His main focus is individual therapy, although open to seeing some couples as well.

Prior to joining the Lindner Center of HOPE, Freudenberg worked as a clinical supervisor at the Clermont Recovery Center.  Prior roles included Diagnostician/Clinician (CRC/GCGHS), and prior to that, 8yrs as an Outpatient Generalist Therapist (MH/SUD) in community mental health (GCBHS: Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services.)

He has a Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling from Xavier University, and is an independently licensed professional clinical counselor (with supervision designation) in Ohio.

Areas of Specialty and Interest:

  • General adult mental health and addictions therapy
  • Individual and couples counseling
  • Counseling supervision
  • Chemical dependency counseling and education
  • Relationships and communication
  • Career issues/counseling

Also has experience with parenting, anger mgmt. counseling and education.

Also of interest:

  • Health and wellness (fitness, athletics, weight loss)
  • Stage of life transitions
  • Spirituality


  • 1998  BSBA, Xavier University
  • 2007  MA Community Counseling, Xavier University

Licensure and Certification:

  • State of Ohio, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervision Designation  (LPCC-S)


Catrina Spicer , LISW-S

Outpatient Therapist
Lindner Center of HOPE

Catrina Spicer is an experienced member of the psychology outpatient department at Lindner Center of HOPE. She provides outpatient therapy for young adults, adults and advanced age adults with anxiety and mood disorders utilizing evidence based practices based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and solution and strength based techniques. Additionally, she provides behavioral health treatment in the areas of relationship counseling, is part of the outpatient eating disorder treatment team and has an interest in grief and women’s services.

Prior to joining Lindner Center of HOPE, Ms. Spicer worked in the behavioral health department at a large primary care physician practice, providing brief, solution-focused interventions that are problem-specific and focused on improving self-management skills and functioning. The skills were based on DBT and ACT interventions, with built-in measurements to assess patient outcomes. Additionally, Ms Spicer worked in a Corporate Health division within a large health care system, providing individual, couples and family counseling for adolescents, adults and the elderly. Ms. Spicer has considerable training and professional experience working with many psychiatric disorders including mood disorders, eating disorders, and anxiety disorders. She has dedicated many years to working in areas such as Women’s medical and behavioral health services and serving and supporting the bereaved.

Areas of Specialty and Interest:

  • Women’s Health
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Holistic approach to wellbeing
  • Anxiety

Licensure and Certification:

  • Member of NASW