Personalized, compassionate care for adults with chronic mental illnesses


Treatment Team

Program Leadership

Sharon Berman, LICSWSharon Berman, LICSW, Program Director

Joining McLean in 1997, Ms. Berman has worked at McLean Hospital as a senior case manager, a clinical team manager, and a supervisor for MSW candidates. Since taking on the role of program director at Appleton, she has overseen many improvements to treatment and care, including additional clinical staffing and programming. Ms. Berman is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers and the American Residential Treatment Association.

William P. Carter, MDWilliam P. Carter, MD, Medical Director

Dr. Carter received his MD from Harvard Medical School before completing his residency in adult psychiatry at McLean Hospital. Staying on at McLean since residency, he has held leadership positions in teaching, research, and clinical settings. Board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Carter is currently an assistant professor of psychiatry, part-time, at Harvard Medical School and medical director of Appleton.

Staff and Associates

A personal treatment team consisting of a psychiatrist, a case manager and a primary counselor is assigned to every resident. Our multidisciplinary treatment team includes a psychiatrist, licensed independent clinical social workers, full-time occupational therapist, nurses and community residence counselors.