Lindner Center of HOPE
4075 Old Western Row Road, Mason, Ohio, 45040
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.
- Family Therapy
- Community Support Groups
- Vocational Support
Family ProgramResearch 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 PhysicianAs 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, PhDStaff Psychologist and Chemical Dependency SpecialistDr. 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.