dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) programs for adolescents and young adults

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Admission & Cost


The 3East continuum of care is designed to provide individualized programs for teens and young adults who have symptoms of self-harm/self-mutilation such as cutting, impulsivity, depression, anxiety, disordered eating, suicidal thoughts and behavior, drug and alcohol abuse, and trauma including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Our expert clinicians use intensive dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help individuals progress through treatment and build the skills and strategies they need to lead stable, meaningful, and productive lives. We accept patients from across the United States and around the world, and can help arrange admission from most domestic or international locations.

Our self-pay programs offer varying levels of care to address the specific needs, diagnoses, and challenges of each of our patients. The programs are specifically designed to provide options for patients at different phases of the treatment and recovery process.

For more information, or to make a referral, please contact:

Sarah Hunt, Admissions Coordinator
Phone: 877.967.7233
Email: mclean3east@partners.org

3East Outpatient Clinic
Phone: 617.674.5332

We hope to answer your call directly or will return your call/email within one business day.

We work with families and referring clinicians to determine if our programs are an appropriate option for each young person. A preliminary screening is conducted over the phone to gather as much pertinent information as possible and to explain our mission and the specifics of our programs.

Prospective patients and families or referring clinicians seeking partial hospital (day program) care should fill out the 3East Partial Hospital Program Referral Form. Once the form is returned to the program, we can help determine if this is an appropriate option.


  • 3East Girls Intensive Program: $1,385 per day with a 28-day minimum length of stay
  • 3East Boys Intensive Program: $1,385 per day with a 28-day minimum length of stay
  • 3East Girls Intensive Step-Down Program, with a daytime partial hospital program: $1,385 per day
  • 3East Girls Cambridge Residence: $650 per day
  • 3East Partial Hospital Program: $700 per day
  • 3East Outpatient Clinic: $5,500 upfront, with insurance covering individual therapy, group therapy, and medication management—length of stay is variable

As a self-pay program, 3East does not accept insurance or assist with insurance reimbursement efforts.

Included in Day Rate

Clinical Services

  • Individual dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and skills training
  • Parent skills training
  • 24-hour skills coaching for residents and parents
  • Cognitive behavior therapy
  • Family meetings/therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Medication evaluation and management
  • Internal medicine
  • Lab studies
  • Nursing care
  • Case management
  • Aftercare planning

Ancillary Clinical Services

As clinically indicated:

  • Psychological testing
  • Specialty psychiatric consultations
  • Additional lab studies