Lorene Walter, MD

Medical Director of Mindful Transitions, Adult Partial Hospital Program
Lindner Center of HOPE

Dr. Walter serves as Medical Director of Mindful Transitions, the Adult Partial Hospital Program at Lindner Center of HOPE. In addition to providing clinical and program oversight, she attends to adults in the Partial Hospitalization Program.

Prior to joining the Lindner Center of HOPE, Dr. Walter served as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati for eleven years. In this capacity, she was the Assistant Director of Psychiatry Residency Training, coordinator of the third and fourth-year training programs, and staff psychiatrist at Central Clinic, a Hamilton County mental health center, serving as medical director of the Adult Services. During this time, she was extensively involved in training psychiatric residents and medical students rotating on psychiatry clerkships.

For twelve years, Dr. Walter has worked in private practice caring for adults with a variety of psychiatric diagnoses. During this time, she maintained her connection with the University of Cincinnati as a Volunteer Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. In this capacity, she continued to supervise and provide lectures to third-year psychiatric residents.

This provider offers telehealth visits. 

Areas of Specialty and Interest:

  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Postpartum onset depression and anxiety
  • Spirituality and mental health
  • Collaborative co-treatment
  • Ethics and boundaries in psychiatric treatment
  • Mental health recovery in victims of crime
  • Residency training


  • 1983-1987 B.A. Psychology, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
  • 1987-1991  M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Internship and Residencies:

  • 1991-1995 Residency in Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati

Licensure and Certification:

  • 1992, Medical License, State Medical Board of Ohio
  • 1992, Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • 1997 – 2007, Board Certification, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (re-certified 2007 – 2017 and 2017 – ongoing maintenance of certification)


  • 2009, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Hamilton County Exemplary Psychiatrist in Private Practice
  • 2001, Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Cincinnati, Department of Psychiatry
  • 2000, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati, Big Sister of the Year