Lindner Center of HOPE Philosophy
Struggles with mental health and addiction issues can be complex and complicated, so much so that typical acute inpatient and outpatient treatment options may not be able to get to the root of the issues. Whether the individual is stabilized after their first behavioral crisis or has struggled with long-standing mental illness, finding clarity in diagnosis is essential for planning next steps and ultimately achieving wellness. In addition, a solid foundation in clinical skill development is also crucial to being able to build a realistic future focus and better life.
Areas of Specialization
Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.
Meet the Staff
Clifford Q Cabansag, MD, CTTS
Addiction Medicine Physician
As an addiction specialist, Dr. Cabansag brings addiction medicine expertise to the Lindner Center of HOPE team. Prior to joining us at LCOH, Dr. Cabansag trained as an Addiction Medicine Fellow at Cincinnati VAMC / University of Cincinnati, which was one of only 10 such fellowships to be recognized by the American Board of Addiction Medicine in their 2011 inaugural accreditations. While there, he received extensive training in substance use disorders, particularly in opioid, tobacco and alcohol use disorders. Likewise, his training included the treatment of co-occurring psychiatric disorders as well as motivational interviewing.
Sherry Knapp-Brown, PhD
Staff Psychologist and Chemical Dependency Specialist
Dr. Knapp-Brown has 25 years of experience in behavioral health organizations and is a licensed Ph.D. psychologist with specialty certification and training in substance use disorders, co-occurring psychiatric disorders, mood disorders, dialectical behavior therapy, and healthcare management. She is part of the Lindner Center of HOPE team which designed and is providing specialty treatment programming for persons with addictions and combined psychiatric and addictive disorders. With her specialized training and expertise in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, she is a key member of the hospital’s DBT Team which offers individual and group programming using this highly effective treatment approach.
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ABOUT LINDNER CENTER OF HOPE
The Lindner Center of Hope in Mason, Ohio offers residential and outpatient care to adults and adolescents struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health conditions. A partial hospitalization program is also available. Treatment is available for individuals 12 years old or older.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Lindner Center offers four main programs. The first is a ten-day diagnostic assessment. In this program, the client will undergo a series of tests and assessments to help clinicians form treatment recommendations. These assessments take place at the Sibcy House or the Williams House.
The second is the 28-day treatment program. This includes a ten-day diagnostic assessment, followed by 18 days of intensive treatment. This includes a personalized mix of evidence-based therapy including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational enhancement therapy (MET), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), exercise, recreation, individual, and group therapy sessions.
The third is a partial hospitalization program (PHP) option that combines some of the intensity of the residential program with the flexibility of the outpatient program. Clients live at home while they participate in the program.
The final program is the outpatient program, which takes place during day or evening hours for one to two hours of programming. This may include individual and group therapy, process recovery groups, medication management, and psychosocial treatments.
Lindner boasts the “largest medical staff of any free-standing mental health center in the country.” The staff consists of clinicians with wide-ranging specialties and interests, including addiction counselors, social worker, adult, child, and adolescent psychiatrists, dietitians, spiritual care coordinators, psychologists, nurse practitioners, and others.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Lindner Center is located on 36 acres of wooded land just over 20 miles north of Cincinnati. The facility features 80 fully furnished private rooms, each with its own full bath. The main building features a fitness center, dining room, library, community living areas, and a faith center.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The eight alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date offered mixed opinions of the facility. One anonymous reviewer praised the amenities and cleanliness of the facility, while noting that there was a high client-to-staff ratio. Another called the staff “very helpful and kind,” while a third added that Lindner had a “experienced and caring staff.”
A common complaint amongst reviewers was the cost of the facility. “Some programs are out of reach for all but the wealthiest patients,” alum Terri wrote. One anonymous reviewer enjoyed their stay, but noted: “They did not have many vegan options for meals.” However, some alumni were overall critical of the facility. Alum Graham wrote: “They don’t take you seriously. They minimize your issues.”
On Google, the facility earned 3.3 out of five stars from 27 reviews . Similar to Rehabs.com reviews, negative reviewers also mentioned the high cost of treatment, while positive reviewers tended to praise the staff. Alum Eugene wrote: "Hopefully they will work with those who can't afford a tacked on fee. I have appreciated the help I've gotten and want to support UC health facilities."
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The six loved ones surveyed by Rehabs.com to date also offered generally mixed reviews, though skewed to the positive. The five loved ones polled on the matters gave high average ratings for the facility's cleanliness (4.8 stars), the staff's experience and training (3.8 stars), and counseling options (four stars). “They genuinely want their patients to heal,” a loved one wrote. Again, the most prevalent concern was the cost of treatment. The five loved ones polled on the matter gave a poor 1.8-star rating for the facility's affordability. "They only care about the insurance money and have no program during stay to help you emotionally or physically recover," a loved one wrote.
WHAT STAFF SAY
At the time of this writing, the sole staff member polled by Rehabs.com gave overwhelmingly positive reviews. This individual gave perfect five-star ratings for the facility's holistic offerings, family participation, staff experience, and cleanliness.
On Indeed, 16 former employees gave an average rating of 3.3 out of five stars for the facility.  In a representative review, one former employee wrote: "Strives to give the community the best treatment options in Cincinnati. People love what they do and it shows. Top rated doctors in Cincinnati." Some reviewers cited understaffing and difficulties with the administration as facility weaknesses.
Lindner Center of Hope accepts most major insurance plans, including Aetna, Cigna Behavioral Health, Humana, Medicare, Medical Mutual, and United Behavioral Health. Financing options are available, and some patients may qualify for financial assistance.
Updated January 2018
Published on February 2018
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