Admission to the Austen Riggs Center

Admissions consultIndividual psychodynamic psychotherapy, combined with a community that supports and examines social engagement in an open setting, is what sets Riggs apart from other treatment programs. Our treatment approach emphasizes the importance of human relationships, the meaning within a person’s troubles and the patient’s authority to actively engage with us in the treatment process. This work is centered around intensive individual psychotherapy with a doctor on staff. A multidisciplinary team of professionals, the Therapeutic Community and an Activities Program all contribute to a supportive learning environment.

This section provides an overview of our treatment program and the thorough pre-screening admissions process, as well as information about financing your stay. For individuals who are ready, treatment at Riggs can be transformative; however we understand that there's a lot to take in, especially at a time that may be stressful. Undoubtedly, you'll have questions. We encourage you to contact us or call 1-800-517-4447 if you think Riggs might be an option for you, your loved one or your patient.

Admissions Process

The Treatment Program Overview

Evaluation and Treatment Phase: The First Six Weeks

Continuum of Care

Financing Your Stay


Now Offering Chat

Chat is available on the bottom of the admissions pages Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. A member of the Admissions Staff is a click away from answering your questions.