At the Austen Riggs Center, mental health treatment begins with understanding you as a person.
You can feel it in the air of our voluntary, open, natural setting. You can hear it in the voices of our caring expert psychotherapists. 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.
Here on our open campus in the Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts, we offer choices that balance freedom and responsibility.
Symptoms have meanings that can be understood—and that understanding can help lead you toward recovery.
Relationships are central in human life, and they are central in treatment at Riggs.
Your voice matters and you have authority in your own life. At Riggs you actively shape your own residential treatment. Taking charge of your treatment is part of taking charge of your life.
Our approach helps you better understand yourself and your relationships. In doing so, you can then find your own path to recovery from many types of mental health disorders.
At Riggs, we welcome adults (age 18 and up) from across the country and around the world who seek a self-directed behavioral treatment approach to help them return to a more satisfying life. Our intensive residential treatment is for people who are not in acute crisis, but for whom outpatient treatment just isn’t enough.
If other treatments haven’t worked, Riggs may be right for you. Our relational, patient-centered treatment approach addresses underlying issues, not just symptoms.