Nestled in the Berkshires, the Austen Riggs Center is unlike most mental health treatment centers. Here in our open setting in western Massachusetts, you’ll find the space and support you need to understand your problems, find your voice, and make your way forward.

Our Approach to Your Treatment

We are a psychiatric residential treatment facility with a different approach: We treat the person, not just the diagnosis. Our caring experts work with you to illuminate the stories behind your symptoms. Time, space, and support for reflection can lead you to better understand yourself and your relationships, enabling you to address a range of issues and build a more satisfying life.

*Although we don’t offer treatment to people whose substance use disorder (SUD) is active or primary, many of those struggling with mental disorders have co-occurring SUDs.

Admission Process

If other treatments haven’t worked, Riggs may be right for you. Unlike some other psychiatric hospitals in Massachusetts or elsewhere, our relational, patient-centered treatment approach addresses underlying issues, not just symptoms.

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From first contact to consultation, follow the steps in our admission process.

Patient Outcomes & Results
94%
of discharged patients were satisfied with their individual psychotherapy
I look at Riggs as the place that broke my fall. I discovered my competency and I found my voice. I started by expressing my anger about almost everything. But this expression opened many doors for me. From there, I broke the downward spiral."
- CJ, Former Patient
Patient Outcomes
96%
of discharged patients developed a clearer understanding about their difficulties

Fresh Insights and a Century of Expertise

The Erikson Institute for Education, Research, and Advocacy of the Austen Riggs Center is about the advancement of knowledge. We offer a postdoctoral fellowship in psychoanalysis for psychiatrists and psychologists. Staff publish clinical research and scholarship, our faculty present and teach around the world, and the Institute offers national and international professional education. Outreach and advocacy are also important aspects of the Erikson Institute.

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From first contact to admission consultation, let’s find out if we’re a good fit.