Residential Treatment Programs

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Residential treatment programs provide a safe environment for patients to focus on their mental health. Patients participate in a robust daily schedule which includes group and individual therapy and therapeutic supports to help them on the road to recovery.

While length of stay can vary, all of McLean’s residential services offer evidence-based care delivered by compassionate clinicians and support staff.

Find out more about our residential treatment options for conditions such as addiction, borderline personality disorder, mood disorders, trauma, and more. Please note: some programs accept insurance, while others are self-pay only.

To refer a patient to one of our programs, please call us today at 617.855.3141.

For Adults

Appleton provides comprehensive diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitative care for adults ages 18 and over who have schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or persistent psychiatric illness. Our self-pay, longer-term residential program focuses on personalized care that helps individuals understand, accept, and effectively manage their illnesses and symptoms. We help patients build skills so they can learn to live as independently as possible.

Fernside provides world-class residential treatment for adults who are living with addiction to substances such as alcohol, cocaine, or opiates. Offering intensive care provided by compassionate, expert staff, our self-pay addiction recovery program offers evaluation and customized services for individuals whose substance use may be complicated by co-occurring psychiatric conditions. Fernside is beautifully furnished throughout and all bedrooms are private and include full baths. Our program combines the use of medications, if required, and evidence-based treatment methods with a seven-day-a-week educational curriculum to produce positive treatment outcomes.

Gunderson Residence
The Gunderson Residence offers highly specialized therapeutic approaches for women with borderline personality disorder and other severe personality disorders, including those who experience co-occurring psychiatric conditions such as substance use, eating disorders, depression, or anxiety. This self-pay program are best suited to those who have BPD and other complex personality disorders, who are seeking treatment for core issues related to personality disorders such as emotion dysregulation, self-harm, suicidality, and relationship difficulties, and who struggle with self-image problems, feelings of self-doubt, intense fear of abandonment, and low self-worth.

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McLean is a leader in residential mental health care

McLean Hospital understands that police, active military, and other first responders endure unique on-duty and personal stresses, and also face many obstacles in seeking help. The LEADER (Law Enforcement, Active Duty, Emergency Responder) program offers specialized mental health and addiction services, designed specifically for men and women in uniform. Residential and outpatient options are available.

Located in Petersham, Massachusetts, this program is designed for patients struggling with addiction who have gone through detoxification and need the benefit of additional treatment in a structured environment. Our highly skilled staff provides residential and partial hospital (day program) care to adults and has expertise in treating individuals whose substance use disorder is complicated by psychiatric illness. Our program is insurance-based and provides in-depth individual assessment, personalized and comprehensive treatment, group therapy, case management, and ongoing support and education.

OCD Institute (OCDI)
The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Institute (OCDI) is a leader in the advancement of clinical care and research for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders in children and adults. We offer intensive treatment for adults ages 18 and older who are living with severe or treatment-resistant OCD. Treatment plans are tailored to each individual, with exposure and response prevention therapy as a main focus of care.

The Pavilion
The Pavilion is the premier destination for adults requiring comprehensive psychiatric consultation, assessment, and treatment. With the goal of clarifying diagnosis and offering effective treatment recommendations, our intensive two-week self-pay program is designed to provide unparalleled diagnostic evaluation with an emphasis on evidence-based care, discretion, flexibility, and confidentiality.

For Children and Adolescents and Young Adults

3East: Adolescent DBT Programs
McLean’s adolescent dialectical behavior therapy programs, collectively known as 3East, provide specialized care for teens and young adults who require treatment for depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and emerging borderline personality disorder. The programs in the 3East continuum are specifically designed to accommodate patients in different phases of the treatment and recovery process, from highly focused residential treatment to outpatient care. We have intensive treatment tracks for both boys and girls, and our day program (partial hospital) and outpatient program are coed.

Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment (ART) Program
The Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment (ART) Program provides intensive, short-term, and highly focused psychiatric care for teens and young adults through age 19 with emotional and behavioral difficulties. With a length of stay between 10 and 14 days, this insurance-based residential program focuses on stabilizing adolescents in acute crisis.

Teens in mental health treatment

McLean’s specialty programs for kids, teens, and young adults are among the best in the nation

Child and Adolescent OCD Institute
OCDI Jr. offers intensive treatment for children and adolescents ages 12 to 18 with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), specific phobias, panic attacks, and anxiety disorders. Treatment plans are tailored to each child, with exposure and response prevention therapy as a main focus of care. Educational services are also available for children and teens to help our young patients keep up with schoolwork during their time at the program.

Klarman Eating Disorders Center
Founded with the generous support of the Klarman Family Foundation, the program provides state-of-the-art treatment for young women ages 18 to 26. Our residential and partial hospital program specializes in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. Recognizing that each young woman has a distinct set of issues that contribute to her eating disorder, we also understand that many also struggle with co-occurring mental health problems such as substance use, depression, mood and anxiety disorders, as well as trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder.