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Progressive team of specialists ensure effective treatment for co-occurring conditions
The team at Lindner Center of HOPE is recognized for their experience, training, research, and results in the treatment of co-occurring conditions.
Todd N. Palumbo, MD Medical Director of Sibcy House

Chris J. Tuell, EdD, LPCC-S, LICDC
Lindner Center of HOPE Coordinator of Addiction Services

Steven D. Gifford, MEd, LPCC, LICDC  
Lindner Center of HOPE, Intensive Outpatient Program Coordinator and Addictions Counselor

Sherry Knapp-Brown, PhD  Lindner Center of HOPE, Staff Psychologist

John M. Hawkins, MD Lindner Center of HOPE Chief of Psychiatry, Deputy Chief Research Officer, and Medical Director of Brain Imaging Center

Stacey M. Reese, MSW, LISW-S
Lindner Center of HOPE Social Worker

Susan L. McElroy, MD
Lindner Center of HOPE Chief Research Officer

Paul E. Keck, Jr., MD
Lindner Center of HOPE President and CEO

Team members apply their expertise in the treatment of co-occurring conditions to simultaneously address symptoms and underlying causes through:
  • Psychiatric evaluation and careful assessment of co-occurring mental health issues and addictions
  • Individually tailored treatment approach which combines Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) , Community Group Support therapy and carefully monitored medication treatment as necessary
  • Family therapy and support
Each patient’s treatment team may also include the following healthcare professionals:
  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Doctoral- or Masters-level Therapists and Psychology Interns 
  • Social Work Staff
  • Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Mental Health Specialists
  • Dietitian
  • Employment Specialist
  • Spiritual Care Coordinator 
  • Community Psychiatric Support Specialist