Lindner Center of HOPE

By The Fix staff 08/04/17

Located on 36 wooded farm-like acres, the Lindner Center of HOPE has grounds flocked with various local flora and fauna. 

Linder Center of HOPE
Location : 4075 Old Western Row Rd Mason, OH 45040
Phone : (513) 536-4673
Price : $19,000 - $76,500 (30 days)
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Introduction and Basic Services

Based in Mason, Ohio between Dayton and Cincinnati, the Lindner Center of HOPE offers myriad mental health services including full psychiatric hospitalization, inpatient care for addiction and co-occurring disorders, an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP). The facility, which opened in 2006, is partnered with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and is a charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers. Its President, Dr. Paul E. Keck, Jr., and Chief Research Officer, Dr. Susan L. McElroy, are well reputed professionals in the fields of psychiatry and psychology.

Facility and Meals

Located on 36 wooded farm-like acres, the Lindner Center of HOPE has grounds flocked with various local flora and fauna. The welcome center lobby is brightly lit with high ceilings, ensuring comfort from the point of arrival. The main center is composed of five units, all with their own 24/7 nurse stations. In total, the Lindner Center of HOPE has 80 private rooms across all levels of treatment.

For those who want to get some fresh air without leaving for a recreational activity in the campus’ extensive walking areas, screened porches are available. Group therapy rooms are cozy, featuring a fireplace and a large wooden bookshelf in front of which to read and study. There is a fitness center and a basketball court available as well.

The indoor dining room has a vaulted ceiling with two- and four-person tables, a wait staff and a gourmet menu. Shaded outdoor seating is also available.

Treatment Protocol and Team

Residential program assessments typically last 10 days for adults and 14 for adolescents in order to get a complete and accurate picture of what issues clients may be facing through testing, and observation and therapy with the treatment team. Following the assessment, an individualized treatment plan is formed and clients embark upon a 28-day program.

Treatment relies on evidence-based practices in keeping with the most up-to-date medical research available. In dual diagnosis cases, the organization’s approach includes a period of medically supervised detox followed by psychotherapy, life skills coaching, TMS, DBT, Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), CBT, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and/or family therapy. There is also a strong focus on psychoeducation. Vocational services are also available to help clients better manage their employment statuses.

There are 10 primary staff members focused on addiction services alone, including MDs, LICDCs, LISWs, a PhD-level psychologist and LPCCs. Clients’ personal teams may also include primary care physicians, registered nurses, LPNs, mental health specialists, a dietitian, a recreational therapist, an employment therapist and a spiritual care coordinator. Five staff members are on hand for assessments alone, as well as an additional extensive team working in various other programs.

The PHP operates during the workweek from 9 am to 3 pm for an average of two weeks, depending on individual need. IOP accommodates 12 enrollees and runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6 through 9 pm—a minimum of nine hours per week for six to 12 weeks. Clients are required to also be in individual therapy in addition to the program, either at the Lindner Center of HOPE or elsewhere.

Inpatient programs are typically 28 days long, though an additional seven-day stay is available for an additional fee. There are no 12-step meetings integrated into the treatment plan, but individual therapy does occur throughout the 9 am to 5 pm schedule with free time in the evening.

Approved visitors are allowed every day between 6 and 9 pm. Phones and computers, though restricted, are permitted.

Bonus Amenities

Experiential and recreational therapies are available, as is genetic testing for those looking to find deeper, body-centric answers to their struggles.


Because of its prominence in the mental health community, the Lindner Center of HOPE is ideal for those looking to treat dual and multiple diagnoses, particularly in cases involving serious mental health issues. It is also a great choice for those who are uninterested in 12-step support but want to focus instead on treating underlying mental health disorders. Above all, this organization is an invaluable resource to the community it serves.

Lindner Center Of Hope

4075 Old Western Row Rd

Mason, OH 45040

(513) 536-4673

Lindner Center of HOPE Cost: $67,500 - $76,500 (30 days). Find the Lindner Center of HOPE on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn

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