Access to world-class Outpatient Mental Health Treatment in the way that works for you.

Lindner Center of HOPE provides ongoing mental health treatment and care on an outpatient basis for children, adolescents and adults, allowing patients who are relatively stable to live at home while receiving care. With proven techniques and innovative protocols, our outpatient clinical teams can create the most effective course of treatment for your mental health – helping you move past your illness and regain control over your life.

Lindner Center of HOPE Professional Associates (LCOHPA)
Outpatient Care

A private practice of leading outpatient mental health treatment providers

Lindner Center of HOPE Professional Associates (LCOHPA) is a private practice that offers expert psychiatric, neuropsychological and psychotherapeutic care for children, adolescents and adults. Assembled as a group of leading mental health providers, we are dedicated to providing the best possible assessment and ongoing outpatient care. LCOHPA includes the same physicians and outpatient mental health treatment professionals providing world-class care at the Center. Registration staff will verify, for existing and new patients, whether your insurance plan is in or out of network.

To schedule an appointment, call 513-536-0570

Telehealth Information for Outpatient Mental Health Treatment

Lindner Center of HOPE Professional Associates has the ability to conduct in-person, telehealth (video)* and telephone appointments for outpatient mental health treatment.

*For telehealth/telephone visits, the patient must be in Ohio at the time of their appointment due to licensing restrictions.

Call 513-536-0570 if you are unsure of your appointment type.

You will be required to properly wear a simple mask (bring your own or one will be provided).  If you do not properly wear a simple mask at all times while in the facility, you will be asked to leave.

Please do not bring any persons with you that are not essential to your appointment. If you are bringing an essential person, they will also be asked screening questions and required to wear a mask.

If you are ill or have a fever of 100.4 or greater, please stay home and either cancel with more than 24-hour notice or convert your in-person appointment to a telehealth (video) appointment or a telephone appointment.  You can do so by calling 513-536-0570.

Individualized Outpatient Mental Health Treatment

What is Outpatient Mental Health Treatment?

Outpatient care exists on a continuum, with many people blending many options at once. Depending on the patient’s needs and progress, outpatient mental health treatment can include: individual psychotherapy, family or group counseling and/or mental health medication management.

Outpatient Mental Health Treatment Philosophy:

  • All patients have a clinician assigned as their primary clinician, who coordinates an outpatient care treatment plan with the patient and their treatment team. Most often, the team includes a psychiatrist or nurse practitioner prescribing medications and a psychologist or social worker as their therapist.
  • Therapists on the treatment team are also able to conduct family and couples therapy as needed.
  • Access to psychiatric rehabilitation services is available.
  • Lindner Center of HOPE clinicians may prescribe genetic testing for consenting patients (called GeneSightRx), with the potential to gain a deeper understanding of the impact of medications on an individual. Learn more about genetic testing here, view a brief video, or visit

Our expert clinicians draw upon years of experience to treat patients with one or more mental illnesses including, but not limited to, the following:

Learn more about Specialized offerings relevant for college-aged individuals, click here..

Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services at Lindner Center of HOPE

Mental health is an important part of overall health for children and adults. Childhood and adolescence are critical, formational years with 50% of lifetime mental health diagnoses beginning by age 14, 75% by age 24. Psychiatric illness, unfortunately, can disrupt these important stages of development, yet often go unrecognized or addressed until adulthood. For a young person with symptoms of mental illness, the earlier treatment is started, the better. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent more severe, lasting problems as a child transitions to adulthood.

Lindner Center of HOPE Professional Associates outpatient practice has a team of child and adolescent physicians and mental health practitioners that provide comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services in-person and through telehealth appointments.

Autism evaluations are available for children and teens ages 2 and older, while therapy is available for children ages 5 and older. Learn more about autism offerings.

Call 513-536-0570 to schedule.

Rapid Access Service

A barrier to the delivery of quality mental health care services is the lack of rapid access to service. Wait list times to see an outpatient psychiatrist for an initial session can exceed 12 weeks or more, leaving patients and families in need of treatment in urgent situations with few alternatives for care. Lindner Center of HOPE Professional Associates Rapid Access Services (RAS) provides the hope and prompt attention they need.

RAS is an outpatient mental health treatment service for patients 18 and older, available Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. This service enables patients to have a scheduled appointment within days of their call and quickly receive help with symptoms and concerns. The appointment includes:

  • A thorough outpatient assessment with a psychiatrist and social worker
  • A care plan
  • Recommendations with referrals
  • A written post-visit summary

When necessary, subsequent bridge appointments may also be scheduled with the psychiatrist.

Call 513-536-0570 to schedule a RAS appointment.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

When a patient’s treatment needs fall between inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment, our Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) provide intensive treatment in a safe and therapeutic environment without full hospitalization. PHP is also used as a step-down program from full hospitalization, with the intent of gradually easing an adult or adolescent back into their home environment and routine.

Call 513-536-0680 or follow the link below to learn more.

Eating Disorders Programs

When abnormal eating and preoccupation with body weight and shape become harmful to an individual’s physical and mental health, Lindner Center of HOPE offers structured and compassionate outpatient, PHP (Partial Hospitalization), and Intensive Outpatient Therapy programs. Our experienced teams work with each patient and family to develop an individualized treatment plan to stabilize physical health and optimize nutrition while addressing behaviors and underlying contributing issues.

Call 513-536-4673 to speak with an intake specialist.

Substance Use & Co-Occurring Outpatient Program

Addiction is often fueled by a co-occurring mental health issue. To bring about real sobriety, underlying issues like mental health disorders must be simultaneously addressed and coping skills and strategies must be exercised to prevent relapse. The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at Lindner Center of HOPE is uniquely qualified to work with patients struggling with a dual diagnosis or multiple diagnoses.

Psychological Assessment & Evaluations

The first step in treating any illness is thoroughly assessing the array of factors influencing one’s symptoms and overall prognosis. Lindner Center Professional Associates offers Diagnostic Assessments to help in the determination and differential diagnosis of psychiatric and cognitive conditions. By better understanding the components of an illness, clinicians can utilize targeted therapies and state-of-the-science treatment technology to help patients.

Insurance for Outpatient Care Services

Lindner Center of HOPE Professional Associates accepts the following insurance plans:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Humana (LifeSync) (Includes Humana Choice/Gold Medicare Products)
  • Medicare
  • Medical Mutual
  • United Behavioral Health (Includes Secure Horizons & AARP Medicare Products)

Registration staff will verify whether your insurance plan is in or out of network. Co-insurance, co-pays, deductibles, out-of-network balances, and fees for services not covered by insurance or elected as self-pay will be collected at the point of service. Fees vary by clinician and specialty. Please call 513-536-0570 to inquire about an appointment.

If you have questions or wish to schedule an appointment, call 513-536-0570. We look forward to assisting you.

Outpatient Support Groups

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a well-established individual treatment for borderline personality disorder, substance abuse, binging, and other problems which include emotion dysregulation. Research shows that those who have successfully completed DBT programs are more likely to have strong interpersonal relationships, find employment, and stop having thoughts of self -harm.

DBT Support Groups

This group provides an opportunity to transform your life if you are going through a divorce. Divorce can be an opportunity to leave your old way of life and enter a new way. This group will help change the cultural paradigm of divorce, seeing it as an opportunity rather than a failure or cause for despair. It is time to change the paradigm, considering a successful marriage one which encourages growth rather than simply a long-standing one.

Location: Via Zoom                                             Maximum Number of Participants: 10
Dates/Times: Tuesday evenings, 5:00-6:00pm
Contact: Kelly Bernens, 513-536-0634

Depression is a journey and there are others walking along the same path with you. In HOPE, group members join together to support and inspire one another as each person finds their unique path forward.  The group will explore the connection between thoughts, emotions, bodily reactions, and behaviors.  Individuals will learn to identify thoughts that are contributing to their depression and how to develop more balanced and adaptive thoughts. Members share about their faith and the way it guides their lives and draw close to one another to discuss the importance of :


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Participants will:

      • Discuss the classic symptoms of depression
      • Identify their signs of growth and improvement
      • Replace negative thoughts with positive principles found in Scripture
      • Set and achieve personal goals
      • Plan enjoyable activities into their schedule
      • Learn skills to decrease anxiety including deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and acceptance of challenging situations
      • Journal their expressions of gratitude , find healing through forgiveness, and discover core beliefs about themselves
      • Gather together to discuss the prevention of suicide
      • Explore effective ways to improve their sleep

Location : Via Zoom

Dates and Times : 3:00 – 4:00 ; Thursdays

Intended For:   Adults desiring to gain Christian Cognitive Behavioral skills for Depression

Contact: Kelly Bernens- 513-536-0634    or    E-mail- [email protected]

This trauma-informed outpatient therapy group will focus on use somatic therapy techniques including mindfulness, breathwork, and movement to explore how the body expresses deeply painful experiences, applying mind-body healing to aid with trauma recovery. We will use trauma-informed yin yoga to learn to activate the parasympathetic nervous system and release stress, tension, and trauma. Group members will learn to increase body awareness in a safe and controlled way and address nervous system dysregulation and feelings of disconnection from the body or surroundings. The group will promote feelings of physical, emotional, and psychological safety.
Intended For: Adults (18 and older) who are interested in learning somatic techniques to be more in control of their nervous system and feel safer in their bodies in the face of daily stressors and trauma triggers. All body-sizes and activity levels. This group is not ableist and is not about exercise. You do not need to have any experience in yoga to attend. We will be using both chairs and yoga mats; you do not need to be able to get up and down from the floor to participate in this group.
Please send referrals to Chae Little or Lisa Cook.
Location: PHP Group Room
Dates & Times: Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Contact: 513-536-0634 or [email protected]

These groups are for individuals who need help experiencing and processing emotions. Looking for individuals who are functionally stable and in need of a supportive group environment. A therapist will meet with each person for an individual assessment to determine whether the group is a good fit or not. Groups are in person and will be held in Bechtold meeting room. They will meet weekly starting on February 1st and will go on indefinitely with new members being added on an ongoing basis.
Location: in person at Bechtold
Dates/Times: Co-Ed Group – Wednesdays from 4-5:30pm ; Men’s Group – Wednesdays from 5:30-7pm
Contact: Kelly Bernens, 513-536-0634

This is a young women’s group focused on topics related to college aged individuals. The women typically chose a topic to discuss such as feeling overwhelmed by school, issues with their parents, struggling with setting boundaries with parents, friends or partners, etc. Often topics led themselves to skills being brought in by myself such as mindfulness, distress tolerance, body acceptance, etc.
Location: Via Zoom
Dates & Times: Monday from 3:30-5pm Contact: Kelly Bernens, 513-536-0634

What: A research-based social skills training program out of UCLA.
Who: Adolescents ages 13-17. Participants may be teens with social skills difficulty resulting from Autism, ADHD, Social Anxiety, etc.
Location: In person at LCOH
Dates/Times: Thursdays 3:30pm-5pm; Contact: Kelly Bernens, 513-536-0634

If you have questions or wish to schedule an appointment, call 513-536-0570.