There are many paths to healing. But they all start with HOPE.

Mental illness and addiction can set those who struggle on a common journey, in search of one thing. Hope. Hope for answers and action. Empathy and excellence. Lasting change and confidence. These journeys often lead to Lindner Center of HOPE. Here’s why.

By consistently delivering exceptional care on a personal level, we’ve gained consistent recognition on a national level. Lindner Center of HOPE is distinguished as a psychiatric center of excellence for our breadth of expertise and depth of understanding. Our physicians are leaders in psychiatric research and provide the highest degree of empathetic, individualized patient care.


Lindner Center of HOPE is a nonprofit, mental health center staffed by a diverse team, united in the philosophy that by working together, we can best offer hope for people living with mental illness. The patient and family are at the center of our treatment, education and research.


Lindner Center of HOPE will be the universally recognized leader in mental health care.

Our multidisciplinary approach treats a broad spectrum of mental illnesses and disorders including but not limited to:

Mood Disorders
Eating Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Addictive Disorders
Co-occurring Psychiatric Disorders

Hospitalization for those needing acute care.

Inpatient care at Lindner Center of HOPE provides a safe, controlled, healing environment for people experiencing serious mental health issues. Treatment is personalized based on conversation, observation and expert assessment by a multidisciplinary care team who view the patient as the most important part of the team.

Individuals admitted to inpatient care receive 24-hour supervision and support. Our modern, welcoming facility has 48 private rooms – three 16-bed units – for short-term acute hospital stays for adults and adolescents age 12 to 17. A specialized treatment team cares exclusively for adolescents at Cincinnati Children’s at Lindner Center of HOPE.

Residential Services that offer intensive assessment and treatment in a warm, intimate setting.

Residential care at Lindner Center of HOPE allows individuals with enduring symptoms to receive an elevated level of psychiatric care within a comfortable, home-like setting. Patients benefit from both a more intensive treatment environment and a respite from triggering situations.

Lindner Center of HOPE has built a reputation on the success of our residential programs for adults – Sibcy House, providing comprehensive diagnostic assessment and short-term intensive treatment, and Williams House, offering stabilizing evaluation and detoxification. Both have produced clinically significant outcomes. And it’s no surprise they’ve also received exceptional patient satisfaction scores, as patients are able to begin to form trusting relationships with their treatment team.

Office-based and Telehealth Outpatient Services

Outpatient services at Lindner Center of HOPE allow patients to receive treatment or participate in meaningful individual or family therapy while maintaining normal life activities. Outpatient treatment and care includes:

With an ever-growing base of new clinical knowledge emerging from our onsite Research Institute, clinicians and staff have access to cutting-edge treatments often years before they are widely available. This is significant. Historically, there has been a 17-year lag time before research findings reach clinical application.

Lindner Center of HOPE has the largest and most diverse group of clinicians in the Midwest, who work collaboratively to provide a comprehensive, holistic view of patients’ needs. Their combined expertise delivers seamless, thoroughly considered care to every patient.

Clinical programming at Lindner Center of HOPE is based on the most current, rigorous scientific evidence. Proven therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT), Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), and psychopharmacology validate the person and their experience while encouraging change that can be transformative.

Innovative Treatments and Support

Within the last 25 years, the understanding of mental illness and the way the brain functions has expanded tremendously. At Lindner Center of HOPE, this progress has resulted in a broad menu of innovative treatment and support options that may better match a patient’s needs. These include:

  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), an exciting approach for persistent depression.
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), the gold standard for patients for whom other treatments have not worked.
  • Esketamine, a nasal spray used in conjunction with an oral antidepressant, shown to benefit patients with treatment-resistant symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder.

While patient stories offer a qualitative look at outcomes, Lindner Center of HOPE also measures and evaluates how effectively residential staff, programs and services deliver the mission using CGI-S (Clinical Global Impressions) Scale and PHQ-9 (Patient Health Questionnaire) scores. CGI is an assessment, submitted by a patient’s clinicians, of symptoms, behavior and impact of illness on function and is one of the best global measures of psychiatric illness severity in psychiatry.

The PHQ-9 is used to provisionally diagnose depression and as a severity measure at admission and discharge severity of symptoms

The chart below reflects CGI-S and PHQ-9 scores over of the course of several months.

CGI-S and PHQ-9 Past Results JANUARY 2021 THRU DECEMBER 2021

CGI Scale
1 = Normal, not at all ill
2 = Borderline mentally ill
3 = Mildly ill
4 = Moderately ill
5 = Markedly ill
6 = Severely mentally ill
7 = Among the most extremely ill patients

Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) Scale
0-4 Minimal or none
5-9 Mild
10-14 Moderate
15-19 Moderately severe
20-27 Severe

Usage of the CGI Scale: The CGI Scale is used at admission and discharge. The mean of the CGI scores at admission and discharge are assessed as well as the mean of the change between scores from admission to discharge.

Interpretation of Results: An improvement of 1 point or greater is considered clinically significant and meaningful improvement. These results align with positive patient satisfaction scores. The graphs represent all patients who received both a CGI score at admission and at discharge. The numbers above the bars represent the average score for those patients.

Usage of PHQ-9: The PHQ-9 is used as a severity measure at admission and discharge. The mean of the change between scores from admission to discharge is assessed.

Interpretation of Results: An improvement of 1 point or greater is considered clinically significant and meaningful improvement. The graphs represent all patients who received PHQ scores both at admission and discharge. The numbers above the bars represent the average score for those patients.

Change the outcome of a life.

The impact your gift can make is immeasurable.

As a non-profit organization, Lindner Center of HOPE relies on donations – everything we’ve accomplished in just 12 years is due to the generosity of our community. Your gift will help slow the ever-growing number of deaths by suicide. It will ease economic hardships for people who face the lifetime management of a mental illness. It will fund new research. And it will help extinguish the stigma and discrimination that surrounds mental illness.

Make Your Gift of HOPE Today

Lindner Center of HOPE is registered as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. All gifts received are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. We are prudent stewards of all the gifts we receive and apply your donation to support our mission of saving lives and alleviating suffering.