A Distinguished Approach

Lindner Center of HOPE is distinguished as a center of excellence for treating a vast array of mental disorders. The depth and breadth of services available at one location is unrivaled in the Midwest and is among the best in the country. Patients benefit from receiving highly individualized services from an onsite multidisciplinary team, which is the largest and most diverse group of clinicians in the Midwest, and who work collaboratively to understand and treat each patient.

Clinical Programming Based in Most Current and Rigorous Scientific Evidence

The foundations of clinical programming at Lindner Center of HOPE are based in the most current, rigorous, scientific evidence in diagnosis and in the effectiveness of treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). DBT’s approach supports the development of skills and mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and emotion regulation. These skills assist patients in avoiding the extreme behaviors that impact ability to function. These therapeutic interventions are offered in a manner that validates the person and the experience while encouraging change to a more successful and fulfilling life.

Integrated and Interdisciplinary Care

Lindner Center of HOPE is equipped to return patients to productive lives through a commitment to comprehensive diagnostic evaluations, evidence-based treatments, outcomes measurement and optimization of functional wellness through rehabilitation. The unique inpatient, outpatient and clinical research infrastructure is intended to provide access to cutting-edge treatments often years before they are widely available. Historically, there has been a 17-year lag time before research findings are integrated with the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Clinicians and staff have access to an ever-growing base of new clinical knowledge that is gained from research conducted onsite. This approach maximizes the opportunity for superior outcomes for patients and their families.

Accurate Diagnosis Forms the Foundation

The first step in treating any illness is truly understanding what is happening. For each individual, symptoms, history and causes are specific to them. That deep understanding is obtained through an accurate diagnostic evaluation. This evaluation creates the foundation for treatment that follows, offering all patients the best chance for successful treatment outcomes.

Early diagnosis and treatment of a mental illness can go a long way toward more successful healing and a return to one’s life no matter the age.

Accurate Diagnosis:

  • Begins the recovery process quickly
  • Avoids multiple treatment attempts at different facilities
  • May help better manage cost of care
  • May result in better long-term outcomes
  • Allows patients to pursue a better quality of life with a treatment plan built on a firm foundation

Treatment Teams

Lindner Center of HOPE has the largest and most diverse group of mental health experts in the Midwest which means that patients have access to professionals who work closely together to understand all aspects of a mental illness. It’s not just that they are all here – it’s that they work collaboratively to explore each individual’s unique circumstances and then use those findings to customize a treatment plan

Recognizing individual needs, motivational sources and life circumstances, clinicians at Lindner Center of HOPE consider treatment and therapy approaches that will achieve treatment goals with the patient in mind. This is accomplished through the treatment team, which consist of members from a variety of disciplines including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, occupational/recreational therapists, dietitians and chaplains. This ensures a comprehensive treatment strategy that will nurture a patient’s biological, psychological, and spiritual needs.

Treatment Settings

Like all disease, mental illness inflicts suffering progressively – and, depending on the severity of illness, appropriate levels of care and treatment vary. Lindner Center of HOPE offers several treatment programs ranging from acute crisis care to less intensive maintenance and wellness visits. Mood disorders, eating disorders, addictive and co-occurring psychiatric disorders, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders, schizophrenia and related conditions, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) and stress related conditions can all be addressed through acute inpatient care, office-based outpatient services, residential treatment or specialty programs at Lindner Center of HOPE.

Comprehensive programs and services offer innovative options for treatment and support

Particularly, in the last 25 years, the understanding of mental illness and the way the brain functions has expanded tremendously, resulting in new programs, services and treatment options that better match patient’s individual needs. Lindner Center of HOPE’s approach to patient care offers a broad menu of treatment and support options to patients. These programs and services are available not only as part of acute inpatient care, office-based outpatient care or residential services, but they are also available outside those treatment settings. Programs and services include partial hospitalization, the newest treatment approach for depression – Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, the gold standard electroconvulsive therapy, and a supported employment program.

About Lindner Center of HOPE

Lindner Center of HOPE provides patient-centered, scientifically-advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. See the video, An Introduction to Lindner Center of HOPE, click here.

Diagnosis And Treatment Of

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


48 private rooms for short-term acute hospital stays (A specialized treatment team cares exclusively for adolescents age 12 to 17 at Cincinnati Children’s at Lindner Center of HOPE.)
Serving patients age 12 years and older
Accepting all major insurances

Residential Services

Sibcy House program, for age 18 and older, offers specialized assessment and short-term intensive treatment for individuals struggling with mental health, addiction and complex, co-morbid issues in an enhanced therapeutic environment. The Sibcy House 10-day comprehensive diagnostic is comprised of a multi-disciplinary assessment process combined with essential clinical observation with a goal of bringing clarity to complex issues. Symptom reduction strategies are also implemented during this time. Those staying beyond the diagnostic component will benefit from intensive treatment and skills building with Dialectical Behavior Therapy underpinnings, but enhanced by other evidence-based treatment models.

Similarly, Williams House, offers an intimate and stabilizing residential environment for adults, age 18 and older, suffering with co-morbid mental health and addiction issues. Williams House is a therapeutic setting, within the larger hospital, offering state-of-the science care for individuals who may benefit from psychiatric evaluation, cognitive work, medication adjustments, medication compliance support, detoxification, observation and/or treatment initiation, including those with a thought disorder, mood instability, or unstable substance use disorder. Williams House was designed to be a stabilizing environment for the individual who does not require an acute inpatient level of care (available onsite, if needed) but whose symptoms prevent them from being able to fully participate in or benefit from a typical psychotherapy-intensive residential stay.

Call now to speak to our admissions staff, 513-536-0537 or 1-888-53-SIBCY(7-4229)

Office-based And Outpatient Services

New patients are welcome for:


The Research Institute conducts advanced clinical and outcomes research in affiliation with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Areas of focus include: mood disorders, eating disorders, genetics and psychopharmacology.




The 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.

Check out featured videos of Lindner Center of HOPE on Healthwise.

View our Annual Report, click here.

Can Lindner Center of HOPE help you or a loved one?
Speak to someone now by calling, 513-536-HOPE (4673) or 1-888-536-HOPE(4673).

Lindner Center of HOPE Virtual Tour

Lindner Center of HOPE’s main location is located on 36 acres in a serene and private wooded setting.

The Center’s exterior resembles a beautiful lodge surrounded by woods and walking paths. Though the setting is peaceful and secluded, it is easily accessible from Interstates 75 and 71, located 22 miles northeast of Cincinnati in Ohio.

Lindner Center of HOPE offers patients a comfortable, healing treatment setting. The 80 private patient rooms are separated into five units with the adolescent wing separate from the adults and senior adults. Additionally, the residential portions of the Center, The Sibcy House and Williams House, are also set apart. All patient rooms are private, with full baths and quality linens and furnishings. Other amenities include:

  • A restaurant-quality dining room with vaulted ceilings and center fireplace
  • Libraries and other quiet activity spaces
  • A spacious fitness center and gymnasium
  • A Faith Center
  • Research Institute
  • Also in Mason, the HOPE Center North location, offers an extension of outpatient services focused on substance use disorders. HOPE Center North is at 4483 State Route 42.

Virtual Tour

Lindner Center of HOPE Patient Improvement Outcomes

As the field of medicine continues to place a greater importance on measuring outcomes, Lindner Center of HOPE recognized the need to measure and evaluate how effectively staff, programs and services deliver the mission. After evaluating scales upon which to measure outcomes, the Clinical Global Impressions (CGI) Scale was selected to measure illness severity based on clinician-rating of the patient using all available information and their clinical experience. The CGI is a global assessment of symptoms, behavior and impact of illness on function. The CGI is one of the best global measures of psychiatric illness severity in psychiatry.

The CGI-S scores range from 1 (normal, not at all ill) through to 7 (among the most severely ill).

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

Usage of the Scale

The CGI-S (severity) is used at admission and discharge for both adult inpatient units, Sibcy House short-term residential unit and Adult Partial Hospitalization Program. The Mean of the CGI-S scores at admission and discharge are assessed as well as the mean of the change between scores from admission to discharge.

Interpretation of Results

Decrease in one point or more 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.

CGI-S Past Results

Oct 1 – Dec 31, 2012


Jan 1 – Mar 31, 2013


Patients Share HOPE

Patient Testimonials: The HOPE experience from the patient perspective

happy-brunette-woman“The Linder Center of HOPE is a wonderful, extremely helpful facility. I would highly recommend to anyone with mental health needs. I feel that it has helped me very much gain the tools, knowledge and treatment to successfully deal with my illness.”
– Sibcy House patient

brunette-young-woman“I felt important being a patient here. The staff really let me know that they cared about me and cared about what is to become of me. Everyone was very sweet and encouraged participation. I’m glad I was transferred here over other places. It was more helpful than I had expected.”
– Adult North Patient

bald-man“There can’t be many better mental health treatment facilities in this country then the Lindner Center of HOPE.”
– Adult North Patient

happy-senior-woman“My time at Lindner Center of HOPE was the best experience I have ever had at a mental health facility. Thanks for helping me get through a very difficult time and giving me a new beginning in life.”
– Grateful Patient

orange-t-shirt-man“The staff was phenomenal during my stay on Adult North. As a team, we were able to find the right combination of medications and counseling to help with both my physical symptoms and becoming more in tune with my emotions. I would strongly recommend the Center to anyone struggling with an addiction (whether it be substance abuse or an Eating Disorder), depression, anxiety or any other mental illness. My time spent here almost didn’t feel like a hospital stay, but rather an open atmosphere to voice my opinions and seek the help that I needed.”
– Adult North Patient

older-couple-kiss“We want to thank you for all your help, kind words, patience, care and understanding during our loved ones stay on Adult North. You are all very special people and very good at what you do. You all made a very big impact on the two of us and helped set a path to recovery. The Lindner Center of HOPE is a very special place and we can’t imagine a better place to heal. We will always have a special place in our heart for the people we met.”
– Grateful Patient and Family

young-woman-hispanic“I am so thankful that I have woken up the last 5 days because it’s a brand new life for me and a new beginning.”
– Young Adult Patient

senior-woman“I wanted to tell you how wonderful the employees at Lindner Center of HOPE are. My mom was at Sibcy House for 17 days. We had heard what a great place it is and it certainly lived up to its reputation. My mom is doing well and has now been home for 10 days. Her team of doctors, nurses and others, really helped in giving her a solid foundation to build upon in her recovery from alcoholism. We are very optimistic about her recovery and so proud of her for taking this big step.”
– Name withheld

sweater-man“Thank you so much for everything. I had a great experience at Sibcy House-I feel like I got the answers I wanted and needed. I have a great plan to move forward with my life in a positive way. I have HOPE again.”
– Comment from Patient Satisfaction Survey

short-dark-hair-woman“Having been through numerous outpatient, inpatient and residential facilities, I can confidently say that my experience at Sibcy House was superior.”
– Comment from Patient Satisfaction Survey

smiling-man“My doctors and clinicians at Sibcy House were all extraordinarily helpful, attentive and caring. I needed the straight-to-the-point approach and insightfulness into the issues I was facing.”
– Grateful Patient

mother-sonThank you for all the time, patience and knowledge you showed with our son. This is a time when we needed you and your colleagues. As a mother of a wonderful son, leaving him in your care gave me a sense of HOPE. We will remember your care on the journey of ours.
– Grateful Parent

mustache-man“I apologize for taking two months to send this. I guess this inaction is indicative of the journey I have been on following Sibcy House. I allowed myself to fall back into a world of inaction and a less severe depression. A few days ago I found the CD of affirmations you gave me and it was like someone snapped their fingers in my face when I listened to it.

The amount of control I have in my life and current state was not really something I truly believed. I can make a choice to be miserable or I can choose to get up and stop putting life on the back burner. So this note comes from a hopeful, positive place and I know if I never experienced my treatment at Sibcy House I might be dead. I think it saved my life.

Thank you again for inspiring me. It helps me remember life can start today and it’s not too late. What you are doing there is amazing.”
– An Adult Patient