Lindner Center of HOPE, Staff Psychiatrist
Dr. Cummings serves as a staff psychiatrist for Lindner Center of HOPE. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of children through emerging adulthood. Dr. Cummings works to integrate all aspects of mental and physical health into the treatment process. Working with a collaborative team, Dr. Cummings’s current clinical work focuses on comprehensive assessment and intensive treatment to ensure patient success with those in the Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program as well as outpatient pharmacotherapy. Previously, Dr. Cummings worked for over 2 years at Sibcy House, the adult diagnostic residential unit at LCOH.
Prior to joining Lindner Center of HOPE, Dr. Cummings was a staff psychiatrist at a federally qualified health center in southern Ohio working to integrate mental healthcare into primary care offices. She gained experience working with individuals and families coping with severe and chronic psychiatric issues at Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital in Toledo while completing her fellowship training. Dr. Cummings began her Adult General Psychiatry Residency training with the Department of Psychiatry at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, and completed her training at the University of Toledo Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. She also specialized in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry during her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toledo Medical Center. She is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio.
A published clinician, Dr. Cummings co-authored work on the treatment of catatonic schizophrenia as well as serving as a co-investigator/author of “Biofeedback Use in Treating Child/Adolescent Anxiety Disorders and Game-Based Biofeedback for Pediatric Anxiety and Depression”. She has presented locally and nationally on topics on a wide range of topics including ADHD in adults, bullying in youth and Binge Eating Disorder.
Areas of Specialty and Interest:
• Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services
• Adult Residential Services
• Patient education and empowerment
Child and Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program