Sibcy House

Adult Residential 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. (Looking for an adolescent program?)

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.


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Sibcy House Programs

Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment
During the first 10 days of the patient’s stay 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 Treatment Program
Each patient receives the Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment as part of the 28-day 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 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.

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, 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.

Disorders
We treat a variety of disorders, as well as complex issues and co-occurring disorders. Our program is 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 sees the most benefit from our 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.

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 about why you should choose us here.

Learn about the Sibcy House team here.

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1-888-537-4229

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Sibcy House Team

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.

Meet the Sibcy House Treatment Team

Nicole Bosse, PsyD

Nicole Bosse, PsyD

Lindner Center of HOPE, Staff Psychologist
Margot Brandi, MD

Margot Brandi, MD

Lindner Center of HOPE, Medical Director of Sibcy House
William P. Hartmann III, MD, FAPA

William P. Hartmann III, MD, FAPA

Lindner Center of HOPE, Staff Psychiatrist, Medical Director of Williams House
Laurie Little, PsyD

Laurie Little, PsyD

Director of Therapeutic Services, Sibcy House
Marie Rueve, MD

Marie Rueve, MD

Chief of Adult Psychiatry
Thomas A. Schweinberg, PsyD

Thomas A. Schweinberg, PsyD

Lindner Center of HOPE, Staff Psychologist
Sharon Simmons, LCSW, PhD

Sharon Simmons, LCSW, PhD

Lindner Center of HOPE, Clinical Manager, Residential Services
Stacey L. Spencer, Ed.D.

Stacey L. Spencer, Ed.D.

Lindner Center of HOPE, Staff Psychologist
William Jason Thompson, LISW-S, LICDC-CS

William Jason Thompson, LISW-S, LICDC-CS

Lindner Center of HOPE, Therapist
Chris J. Tuell, EdD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS

Chris J. Tuell, EdD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS

Lindner Center of HOPE Clinical Director of Addiction Services
Suzanne White, MSW, LSW, LCDC III

Suzanne White, MSW, LSW, LCDC III

Lindner Center of HOPE, Chemical Dependency Counselor
Jennifer B. Wilcox, PsyD

Jennifer B. Wilcox, PsyD

Lindner Center of HOPE, Staff Psychologist
Rebecca Woods, MDiv.

Rebecca Woods, MDiv.

Lindner Center of HOPE, Spiritual Care Coordinator

Special Consultants

Charles F. Brady, PhD, ABPP

Charles F. Brady, PhD, ABPP

Lindner Center of HOPE, Clinical Director of Outpatient Services and Staff Psychologist
Paul R. Crosby, MD

Paul R. Crosby, MD

Lindner Center of HOPE, Chief Clinical and Operating Officer
Paul Houser , M.D.

Paul Houser , M.D.

Lindner Center of HOPE, Medical Director of the Harold C. Schott Foundation Eating Disorders Program
Paul E. Keck, Jr., MD

Paul E. Keck, Jr., MD

Lindner Center of HOPE, President and CEO
Susan L. McElroy, MD

Susan L. McElroy, MD

Lindner Center of HOPE, Chief Research Officer and Consultant to Eating Disorders team