Michelle’s teenage son had struggled with depression for years before he came to McLean’s 3East residential program.
At the core of 3East’s continuum of care is dialectical behavior therapy, a gold-standard, evidence-based treatment that teaches people to regulate emotions, tolerate distress, build interpersonal skills, manage attention, and develop self-awareness.
“He came back from McLean and restarted his life with a new set of skills,” she recalled. “He would drive himself and his sister to school every morning with a smile on his face and, for the first time, he thought college might be a possibility. Now, he’s a college sophomore and is in a place he never thought he’d get to—busy with friends and looking ahead.”
Michelle was impressed with 3East’s focus on building skills for her son and also for members of the family. “The family sessions and parent education were invaluable—and all built on a foundation of great science, great clinical care, and great doctors,” she said. “The entire staff is passionate and skilled.”