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.
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.
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.
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.
A free community forum sponsored by the Erikson Institute for Education, Research, and Advocacy of the Austen Riggs Center in collaboration with the TriTown Health Department.
Register today for our annual Riggs-Yale Conference (virtual this year)–July 23, 2022. This year's topic is: Repairing Trust and Rebuilding Relationships with All Members of the Community. 4.0 CE/CME credits offered.
Former patients, staff, and Board members are invited to register for the 2022 Austen Riggs Alumni Reunion to learn from each other as we try to understand and cope with the stresses of life’s transitions.