Lindner Center of HOPE, Staff Psychiatrist
Dr. Cummings serves as a staff psychiatrist for Lindner Center of HOPE, working in both Sibcy House and the outpatient department. 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 inpatient work focuses on comprehensive diagnostic assessment and intensive treatment to ensure patient success.
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. Prior to this Dr. Cummings 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. A published clinician, Dr. Cummings co-authored Treatment of Catatonic Schizophrenia with Lorazepam and Aripiprazole, Schizophrenia Research.
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.
She was a co-investigator and author of Biofeedback Use in Treating Child/Adolescent Anxiety Disorders and Game-Based Biofeedback for Pediatric Anxiety and Depression in Mental Health in Family Medicine..
Areas of Specialty and Interest:
• Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services
• Adult Residential Services
• Patient education and empowerment