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Our Campus Experience

In the bucolic Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, the Austen Riggs Center stands on Main Street in the quintessential American small town of Stockbridge. It feels more like a college campus than a psychiatric hospital and truly is a place of deep personal learning.

Overview

Our open campus setting is picturesque and inviting. Yet “open setting” means so much more to our therapeutic community and residential treatment. The absence of locked doors, barred windows, and privilege systems embodies our belief in the dignity and autonomy of the individual. We respect and listen to patients, who are free to openly examine and find meaning in their feelings and behaviors, developing their self-management skills with peer support and engaged clinical staff.

Campus Tour

Join us on a tour of the Austen Riggs Center. You’ll see patient residences along with treatment and community spaces on our one-of-a-kind open setting campus located on Main Street in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

Bright white houses and buildings on the Austen Riggs campus
Bright white houses and buildings on the Austen Riggs campus

Our First 100 Years

Founded in 1919, Riggs has built a distinguished reputation for its patient-centered residential treatment programs.

Austen Riggs Staff

Riggs attracts top talent to our therapeutic community, including expert psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, psychiatric nurses, and other healthcare professionals.

Admission Process

If other treatments haven’t worked, Riggs may be right for you. Our relational, patient-centered approach addresses underlying issues, not just symptoms.

Speak with Admissions

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

The Riggs Difference

You can feel it in the air of our voluntary, open, natural setting. You can hear it in the voices of our caring psychotherapy experts. And you can experience it each day in our flexible residential treatment program tailored to the needs of the individual. At Riggs, the whole person is the focus of treatment—because, while symptoms must be addressed, they also have meaning. We don’t treat just the diagnosis.

Voluntary, Open Setting

Here on our open campus in the Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts, we offer choices that balance freedom and responsibility.

Finding Meaning in Behavior

Symptoms have meanings that can be understood—and that understanding can help lead you toward recovery.

Importance of Relationships

Relationships are central in human life, and they are central to your psychiatric treatment here at Riggs.

Taking Charge of Treatment

Your voice matters and you have authority in your own life. So at Riggs you actively shape your own residential treatment.

Contact Us for More

For more information on our residential treatment programs, or answers to any questions, please feel free to contact us.