McLean SouthEast at Oak Street Adolescent Inpatient Program

Acute mental health care for teens

McLean SouthEast at Oak Street Adolescent Inpatient Program provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for adolescents who are in crisis due to a variety of psychiatric conditions, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, and psychosis.

The program provides acute stabilization and treatment through a multidisciplinary team of professionals. Care includes psychiatric evaluation, group therapy, individual case management, family consultation, psychological and occupational therapy evaluations when needed, and medication assessment and management.

Find the care that’s right for you or your loved one. Call us today at 617.855.3141.

Program Leadership

Joyce Velt, LICSW

Joyce Velt, LICSW, Program Director

Throughout her career, Ms. Velt has provided clinical treatment to a diverse population in a variety of settings, including inpatient, outpatient, and residential centers. In 2011, she started working at the McLean SouthEast Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment (ART) Program as a clinician for adolescents and their families. In 2013, she became the clinical director of the McLean SouthEast adolescent partial hospital program, which she helped grow into a thriving program.

Kristen Lancaster, RN

Kristen Lancaster, RN, Nurse Director

Ms. Lancaster came to McLean Hospital in 2003 as the nurse manager of the McLean SouthEast Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment (ART) Program. She was an integral part in the program’s development in Brockton and in its move to Middleborough in 2014 where she helped develop a separate partial hospital program. Ms. Lancaster manages a staff of community residence counselors and has recently developed a leadership training program for newly promoted leaders.