Child and Adolescent Outpatient Service
At McLean Hospital, we recognize the challenges children and adolescents with psychiatric illness face. Through our Child and Adolescent Outpatient Service, located on the campus of Sancta Maria Nursing Facility in Cambridge, we are focused on helping young people and their families cope with psychiatric illness and the trials it often brings.
Some services are primarily available for those who are stepping down from the McLean-Franciscan Child and Adolescent Inpatient Program and the Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment (ART) program. However, there may be openings for other children and adolescents seeking outpatient treatment subject to the availability of staff.
Child and Adolescent Testing Service (CATS)
Child and Adolescent Testing Service (CATS) provides neuropsychological and psychological evaluations for children and adolescents ages 5 to 22.
McLean Anxiety Mastery Program
The McLean Anxiety Mastery Program is an outpatient program for anxious youth (ages 9 to 18). This program provides group-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with an emphasis on exposure and response prevention (ERP) for children and adolescents who present with social anxiety, specific phobias, panic attacks, separation anxiety, school refusal, and obsessions and compulsions.