Sibcy House - Adult Residential Programs for Mental Health and Addiction

Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment and Individualized Treatment

Is an issue just not being addressed? Are you or a loved one unable to settle an emotional problem in your life? Feeling like you’ve tried other solutions and it just hasn’t worked? We can help.


Sibcy House at Lindner Center of HOPE, near Cincinnati, Ohio, is a specialized and enhanced therapeutic environment connected to the larger hospital, offering comprehensive diagnostic assessment and short-term residential treatment programs for individuals, age 18 and older, suffering with complex, co-morbid mental health and addiction issues.

Our renowned multi-disciplinary clinical team uses state-of-the science technology, evidence-based treatment modalities and clinical expertise to accurately diagnose patients, create individualized treatment plans, and provide intensive short-term treatment designed to improve overall treatment trajectory and ready the individual for success at the next identified level of care.

Adult Residential Programs for Mental Health and Addiction

Adult Residential Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment

During the first 10 days of the patient’s stay in Sibcy House adult residential programs an extensive array of assessments and testing instruments are identified based on the patient’s presenting issues. Through this period the patient meets with a range of clinical professionals from the multidisciplinary treatment team in order to complete the assessment. In the process, patients begin to form trusting relationships with their treatment team and with unit staff who are available to meet individualized needs. Upon completion of the diagnostic workups the clinical team reviews the information gathered and develops clinical recommendations that will be presented to the patient. This in-depth and comprehensive diagnostic feedback occurs through a meeting of the multidisciplinary team, the patient, and family members and other key supports or providers as appropriate. Key assessment and testing components include:

  • Psychiatric evaluation including psychopharmacological assessment
  • Psychological and neuropsychological testing
  • SCID: Structured Clinical Interview
  • Assessment for addictions (including behavioral addictions)
  • Psychosocial assessment and aftercare planning
  • Nursing assessment
  • History and physical assessment – internist
  • Nutritional assessment
  • Pharmacogenetic testing (genetic testing) when indicated and at an additional charge
  • Spiritual assessment upon request
  • Clinical observation through group therapy and therapeutic milieu involvement
  • Recreation therapy assessment

28-Day Diagnostic and Adult Residential Treatment Program

Each patient receives the Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment as part of the 28-day adult residential program and individual therapy begins during this assessment period. The patient’s team is led by the attending psychiatrist and includes a doctoral level psychologist, master level social worker, licensed clinical professional, group therapists, dietitian, recreation therapist, spiritual counselor, and a host of other professionals including RNs and mental health specialists. This is a structured comprehensive program with a full schedule of daily events. Several groups occur daily and cover a multitude of topics designed to deal with clinical issues and teach new skills. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and exposure therapy are some of the primary approaches used at Sibcy House.

  • Psychiatrist: visits as needed
  • Psychologist: provides the individual therapy and sees patients multiple times per week
  • Social Worker: coordinates daily schedules and treatment, provides for clinical work with family or/support – care person, coordinates aftercare and follow-up for the patient
  • Recreation, expressive, and leisure therapy
  • Spiritual care
  • A variety of psychoeducational and process groups each day
  • Addictions and behavioral addictions track, including internet addiction
  • Specialized OCD, DBT and Anxiety tracks include coaching sessions with trained staff

Assessment and Intensive OCD Treatment

Individuals suffering from obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD) can begin the road to Recovery at Sibcy House adult residential program at Lindner Center of HOPE. Clients can start in Phase I with assessment, clarification of diagnosis, an evaluation for treatment readiness, treatment recommendations and treatment initiation including, beginning Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). Clients entering Phase II will participate in intensive ERP treatment, individualized therapy, daily coaching with anxiety specialist, self-directed work, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness Therapy. Robust therapeutic support is provided by specialized staff.

Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT)

Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a newer type of DBT developed by Dr. Thomas R. Lynch for disorders of emotional over-control. Though self-control is often highly prized and rewarded by our society, too much self-control can create a host of difficulties, including social isolation and poor interpersonal relationships.

RO-DBT is designed to focus on building flexible responding, authentic emotional expression, self-inquiry, and ability to manage unexpected or challenging feedback. The primary goals of RO-DBT include improving social signaling, enhancing receptivity and openness, and increasing interpersonal connection.

Who can benefit from RO-DBT

RO-DBT can help individuals with excessive emotional over-control that is contributing to negative outcomes such as social isolation or poor interpersonal functioning. DSM-5 diagnostic categories that have been shown to benefit from RO-DBT include Chronic Depression, Treatment-Resistant Anxiety Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Avoidant, Paranoid, and Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Substance Use Disorder, Internet Addiction and/or Secondary Eating Disorder Consultation

For many Sibcy House patients, specialty consultations for substance abuse, internet addiction or secondary eating disorders may be helpful, if an issue is suspected. In addition to working with their primary therapist multiple times per week, patients with substance use disorder, internet addiction or a secondary eating disorder, will have access to specialists, as needed.

Continuing Treatment with an Established Expert Team

At the conclusion of their initial stay in the adult residential program, patients may often benefit from ongoing treatment, as recommended by the treatment team. Many patients choose to extend their care at Sibcy House in order to take advantage of its robust therapeutic environment, receiving treatment from the same team of experts that they worked with during the completion of their comprehensive diagnostic assessment.  Programming at Sibcy House supports stays for as long as 90 days for patients continuing to follow their treatment plan. An extended stay increases the likelihood that the patient can make substantial improvement in symptoms and reduce the likelihood of relapse or readmission, or in some cases, the need to go to another residential facility upon discharge.


We treat a variety of disorders, as well as complex issues and co-occurring disorders. Our adult residential programs are built to get to the root of these issues and treat each disorder both individually and together. Here are the disorders we diagnose and treat.

Who Benefits the Most from Adult Residential Programs?

Our approach offers a clinical advantage for patients who:

  • Are experiencing their first behavioral crisis or have recently been diagnosed with a mental disorder.
  • Have struggled with long-standing mental illness and/or multiple diagnoses.
  • Experience intermittent or escalating behavioral crises.
  • Have reached an impasse with their current treatment plan.
  • Are facing difficulties at work school or home caused by substance or behavioral addictions.
  • Had their medications changed three or more times in an attempt to alleviate their symptoms.
  • May have multiple underlying issues that may not have even been diagnosed yet.
  • Nothing seems to be working and the next steps are difficult to determine.

If you’re unsure if residential treatment is the right option, you can find more information here.

Why Choose Sibcy House?

Internationally recognized for progressive programs and exceptional skills, our clinicians and support staff look forward to assisting you in your journey toward a healthier and more fulfilling life. Learn more Residential Treatment Programs about why you should choose us here.

Sibcy House boasts an experienced, high-functioning and cohesive treatment team working together to provide diagnostic clarity and individualized treatment recommendations to benefit the patient and their family. Throughout each patient’s experience, and to provide continuity of care upon discharge, Sibcy House’s treatment team also communicates each patient’s progress with referring and continuing care providers.

Childs, Isabel
Isabel ChildsAdmission SpecialistsLindner Center of HOPE

Not sure if residential treatment is right for you or your loved one? View our Guide to Residential Mental Health to find out more information.