The Austen Riggs Center is a small, not-for-profit, open psychiatric continuum of care specializing in the psychotherapeutic treatment of psychiatric disorders. Internationally known for its respectful work with emotionally troubled individuals who have failed to benefit from previous treatment, Riggs is located in the small town of Stockbridge, Massachusetts, on Norman Rockwell’s Main Street. For over 90 years, the Austen Riggs Center has offered long-term residential and hospital-level psychiatric treatment based on intensive, four-times-weekly individual psychotherapy, provided by psychiatrists and psychologists who have advanced and specialized training. From hospital to residential to supervised and unsupervised apartment living, Riggs provides continuity of care with the same psychotherapist, psychopharmacologist and interdisciplinary team through various levels of treatment and living arrangements. With academic affiiliations with Harvard Medical School and Yale University School of Medicine, Riggs is the only psychiatric treatment center in the United States providing longer term intensive individual psychotherapy to help otherwise treatment resistant patients take charge of their lives.
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