At the Austen Riggs Center, each patient’s treatment experience is unique. Yet all share the basic principles of our psychodynamic approach to therapy and residential treatment.
During these first six weeks at Riggs, you’ll settle in and engage in aspects of the program. You’ll immerse yourself in our therapeutic community, get to know fellow community members, and begin to let yourself be known. For some, this period of six weeks is the entire duration of treatment at Riggs, but most people stay longer.
Riggs offers a continuum of care serving different levels of developmental needs. Our Inn Residential Programs offer patients an environment resembling a New England historic inn or college campus more than a hospital.
Two renovated historic homes offer a space for further developing self-management, interpersonal ability, and independent living skills, along with the capacity to rejoin the various communities outside Riggs.
Our integrated mental health programs and services are designed with the intent to foster a therapeutic alliance that can ultimately help you come to terms with whatever has been holding you back.
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