Transitional Residential Support for Adults
Located approximately 15 minutes west of McLean’s Belmont campus, the Lincoln Residence provides a supportive and therapeutic setting for adults 18 and over who would benefit from additional support while transitioning to independent living.
Whether receiving care at our Belmont campus or at outpatient treatment programs elsewhere in the community, the Lincoln Residence offers the expertise of our program clinicians, who specialize in treating a wide range of mental health conditions, including co-occurring psychiatric disorders.
The Lincoln Residence accommodates up to eight people. Amenities include private bedrooms with private baths; large, comfortable and well-appointed common areas; and laundry facilities. Wireless internet is available throughout the residence.
Each nutritious meal is catered, including a sit-down dinner each night. The kitchen is stocked with snacks and beverages. There is a well-equipped exercise room and maintained tennis court and ball machine onsite. Patients also receive membership to an area fitness facility with a swimming pool. Personal trainers are available at an additional cost.
Parking is available at the residence with approval by the program director. Transportation is provided between Lincoln and the McLean Belmont campus, and to and from other community resources.
Our program is designed to provide patients with a structured and supervised supportive setting. Patients leave the house during the day to participate in intensive outpatient treatment.
A core function of our program is intensive care management. Through close daily communication with the patient’s outpatient team, the clinical staff at the Lincoln Residence supports treatment and the acquisition of skills needed to achieve the highest levels of functioning.
We place a special emphasis on creating healthy lifestyles and positive decision-making. In support of this, we offer an assortment of groups and activities during the week that draw on a variety of evidence-based interventions that have proven effective in controlling symptoms and increasing levels of health.
When intensive outpatient treatment is no longer required and activities such as work, school, or volunteer work take on greater importance, the Lincoln Residence will continue to offer the same intensive care management, ensuring that the transition from treatment to a more normal life is successful.
We offer an array of services at Lincoln to augment treatment and to support recovery, including:
- Psychiatric assessment and medication evaluation and management
- Case management services, including ongoing consultation with the referring clinician, and aftercare planning
- Group-based supportive therapies, patient education, spirituality, and life skills training
- Family education and support
- Vocational assistance
- Nutritional assessment and education
- Toxicology testing, when indicated
Program participants work toward acquiring new coping skills to enhance the gains made in their treatment. They manage their own medications, though assistance is provided for those who require it. Our goal is to help participants return to living as independently as possible and achieve a more balanced, fulfilling life.
A full spectrum of McLean ancillary health services are available at an additional charge, including neurological and neuropsychological testing and consultation, specialty imaging, and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and transcranial magnetic therapy (TMS).
Additionally, patients may receive specialized treatment for many types of mental health disorders from McLean Hospital’s wide variety of psychiatric specialists. Patients also have access to private ancillary health and personal services in the greater Boston area.
Admission & Cost
The Lincoln Residence is best suited to adults ages 18 and over seeking transitional care and support.
For further information about our program, please contact our admissions coordinator at:
The daily rate for the Lincoln Residence is $1,025 per day, excluding outpatient treatment and ancillary health services.
As a self-pay program, Lincoln does not accept insurance or directly assist with insurance reimbursement. Outside medical treatment expenses may be recovered through insurance, as applicable.
Steven Tottingham, LISCW, Program Director
Mr. Tottingham opened the Lincoln Residence in March of 2012. With the Lincoln team, he is a recipient of a 2015 Partners of Excellence Award. He brings more than 30 years of clinical experience and 19 years of management experience to the program.
Miles Cunningham, MD, PhD, Medical Director
Dr. Cunningham also administers the Laboratory of Neural Reconstruction, which studies emotional circuitry and psychopathology via precision engraftment of genetically engineered neural cells. He specializes in neuropsychiatry, medication consultation, psychotherapy, and cognitive and behavioral therapy.
Staff and Associates
Our staff consists of a multidisciplinary group of board-certified psychiatrists, licensed clinical social workers, registered nurses, and expressive therapists. This highly trained and experienced team provides rapid, accurate diagnosis, thorough treatment planning, aftercare planning, and high-quality care tailored to each individual’s needs.
Where is the Lincoln Residence located?
The program is located in Lincoln, Massachusetts. For more information on directions, parking, and local accommodations, please visit our Maps & Directions page.
Who benefits most from the Lincoln Residence?
Our residential program focuses on treating adults with wide variety of diagnoses who would benefit from additional support while transitioning to independent living. Patients work toward acquiring new coping skills to enhance the gains they are making in their treatment.
Is family involved in treatment?
With permission of the patient, family members are involved in assessment and in treatment planning. Family meetings are a routine part of treatment.
Is smoking permitted?
Smoking is allowed in designated outdoor areas only. No smoking is allowed inside any of our buildings.
When are visiting hours?
Visiting hours are 6-10:30pm Monday through Friday and 10am-11pm on weekends.
Are cell phones and other electronics allowed?
Patients are allowed to hold and use their cell phones and computers, except during treatment and other activities, with some guidelines to prevent disruption of the program and other patients.
Is aftercare planning a part of the program?
The treatment team works closely with the individual as well as with family, significant friends, and outside providers to develop a personalized aftercare plan. Recommendations by staff are made based upon clinical needs, progress made during treatment, and long-term treatment goals.
Can former patients access their medical records?
All requests for medical records should be directed to McLean’s Health Information Management Department.
Are support groups offered?
To complement our programs’ services and encourage individuals’ initiatives in their own treatment course, many self-help groups are hosted by McLean.
Does McLean gather patient feedback?
McLean is dedicated to maintaining high-quality and effective patient care. To ensure that those standards remain at the highest level, we utilize a number of feedback instruments and quality indicators. Among these tools are the Perceptions of Care survey, which monitors patient satisfaction, and BASIS-24™, a psychiatric outcomes measurement tool created at McLean and widely used in the U.S. and around the world, which delivers feedback on the patient care experience.