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An alternative nonprofit since 1993, Windhorse Integrative Mental Health is a community-integrated program for adults experiencing various mental health challenges (depression, schizoaffective disorder, trauma, bipolar, social anxiety, schizophrenia, etc.). Many clients face secondary addiction issues. While valuing clinical perspectives, we go beyond diagnostic labels to recognize each person’s strengths and history of sanity.

An alternative to current mental health residential treatment programs, Windhorse uses multi-disciplinary clinical teams and therapeutic households in the community to support our clients’ recovery journey. Clients receive more therapeutic 1-on-1 time with clinicians each week than most other programs (up to 45 hours/week). Through this strong web of support, Windhorse clients live with the same dignity and respect as their peers whose lives have not been disrupted by a mental illness.

Our program is based on three healing principles:
✅ All human beings are fundamentally sane
✅ If a healthy environment is created, clients will have a greater probability of recovery
✅ Recovery is discovering one’s own fundamental health and sanity

📍There are three different locations: Northampton, MA; San Luis Obispo, CA; Portland, OR.
Visit the website, call admissions, or review the facts below to learn about the community-integrated program. No matter how severely confused a mind has become, recovery is possible.

Ownership Type

Name of Parent Company
N/A

Name of Sister Company
N/A

Type of Land
N/A

Do your students receive insurance coverage for more than two weeks?

Do you have an insurance utilization person?

Is the program on any insurance panels?
N/A

Housing
N/A

Community Service Requirement

Random Drug Testing
N/A

Transportation Options
N/A

Support Services

House/Community Meetings

Are participants required to do chores in the house/community?

12 Step Meetings on Location
N/A

Type of Students

Types of Workshops Offered
N/A

Accommodations
N/A

Use of Personal Vehicle

Use of Electronics

Location of Workshop

Average Length of Workshop

Professional Associations/Affiliations
N/A

State and/or National
N/A

Academic Accreditation
N/A

Is there individual therapy?

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on a difficult week?
N/A

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on typical week?
N/A

Percentage of licensed therapists?

Therapist average case load
N/A

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside a program?

Does the Clinical Director carry a case load?
N/A

Is there group therapy?
N/A

Average number of hours per week facilitated by licensed therapist
N/A

Average number of hours per week of group processing? (i.e. run by staff, interns, grad students, etc.)
N/A

Average number of formal family therapy hours per week (not social calls to teen)
N/A

Is Skype accessible for family therapy?
N/A

Are there Additional Professionals? (Select all that apply)
N/A

Are there Medical rule outs
N/A

Possible Medical Rule Outs
N/A

Is there a minimum BMI
N/A

Can Program accept insulin-dependent diabetics
N/A

Psychiatrist

Percentage of students on meds at enrollment

If psychiatrist is available to students, what percentage of students change meds?

Types of Therapy Offered
N/A

Does the program have a level/phase system?
N/A

If yes, are phases/levels tied to privileges?

Does program have a milieu-driven residential model? (Staff are trained in model)
N/A

If yes — select all that apply
N/A

Integrated Wellness
N/A

Does program use time out rooms?
N/A

Line staff to student ratio during awake hours
N/A

Does program run background checks on all staff?
N/A

Is there an educational requirement for staff?
N/A

If Yes, what is it?

Average number of hours staff are trained before their first shift
N/A

Are night staff awake or asleep

What percentage of the line staff are full time employees?

Grades Served
N/A

Average student to teacher ratio
N/A

Teaching/Classroom
N/A

Is the program able to implement IEP’s

Can Program handle a student who is more than two grade level’s behind in reading?

Academic Calendar

Can program support a student to complete a GED?
N/A

Can program support a student who wants vocational training?

Does the school have AP Classes or the ability to give or take a student to the AP Test?
N/A

Does the academic program have the ability to provide ACT or SAT Tutoring (on or off site)?

Does program have transition services for students?
N/A

If Yes, select all options that apply to your program
N/A

Are there additional fees that apply to transitional options?

Percentage of families that participate in various transition programming?

Scheduled or rolling admissions?

Is there an enrollment fee/outfitting fee/payment in advance?

If applicable, is the last month’s fees due at enrollment?

Cost per month/workshop/programming (in USD)
N/A

Percentage of clients who return home, or to a more traditional setting (like transitions to college or gap year, boarding school, etc.)

Does a student have to sign themself into the program?
N/A

Link to Weekly or Daily Schedule
N/A

For licensed programs, but state or under 18, please select Incidents required to be reported to the state:
N/A

What is the typical amount of time a family should expect before hearing about an major incident?
N/A

What is the average number of clients you see per year?
N/A

Professional Associations/Affiliations
N/A

Payment Type
N/A

Has the program previously been part of an evidence-based study?

Is the program presently part of an evidence-based study?
N/A

Link to the study that the organization is part of
N/A

Type of Family Therapy/Work Offered
N/A

Family involvement

Who completes the psychological evaluation?

Minimum length of stay
N/A

Does the student receive a neuropsychological evaluation?

Type Of Programming For Students
N/A

Typical Student
N/A

Minimum IQ
N/A

Interview Requirements for Applicants
N/A

Additional Therapy

Therapist Case Load at Peak Season

Percentage of licensed therapists?

Average number of days/week therapist is in the field
N/A

Number of Individual Sessions with Therapist
N/A

Integrated Wellness Support
N/A

Do clinical assistants work with lead therapists?
N/A

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside of wilderness?

Do any of the therapists operate more than one group at peak season?
N/A

What percentage of participants receive psychological evaluations?

Does program receive a fee for evaluation or referral?
N/A

Additional levels of care offered by facility

Types of eating disorder care provided
N/A

Specialized Programming
N/A

Is program focused on full recovery?

Computer Access
N/A

Cell Phones
N/A

Academic Options

School Name (if applicable)
N/A

School Website (if applicable)
N/A

Ownership Type
Non-Profit

Name of Parent Company
N/A

Name of Sister Company
n/a

Type of Land
N/A

Do your students receive insurance coverage for more than two weeks?
Call for more information

Do you have an insurance utilization person?
N/A

Is the program on any insurance panels?
No

Housing
Call for more information

Community Service Requirement
Other

Random Drug Testing
No

Transportation Options
Public
Can bring your own Vehicle
Provided by Program

Support Services
Finding Meetings: Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA)

House/Community Meetings
N/A

Are participants required to do chores in the house/community?
Other

12 Step Meetings on Location
No

Type of Students
Private Pay

Types of Workshops Offered
Call for more information

Accommodations
Call For More Information

Use of Personal Vehicle
Call for more information

Use of Electronics
Other

Location of Workshop
Call For More Information

Average Length of Workshop
Call for more information

Professional Associations/Affiliations
American Residential Treatment Association (ARTA)

State and/or National
Other

Academic Accreditation
N/A

Is there individual therapy?
Yes, part of the program cost

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on a difficult week?
5

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on typical week?
0

Percentage of licensed therapists?
> 50%

Therapist average case load
1

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside a program?
< 50%

Does the Clinical Director carry a case load?
Yes

Is there group therapy?
Yes

Average number of hours per week facilitated by licensed therapist
5

Average number of hours per week of group processing? (i.e. run by staff, interns, grad students, etc.)
2

Average number of formal family therapy hours per week (not social calls to teen)
1

Is Skype accessible for family therapy?
Yes

Are there Additional Professionals? (Select all that apply)
Naturopathic Physician
Psychiatrist
Other

Are there Medical rule outs
Yes

Possible Medical Rule Outs
Call For more information

Is there a minimum BMI
No

Can Program accept insulin-dependent diabetics
Yes

Psychiatrist
On staff

Percentage of students on meds at enrollment
> 50%

If psychiatrist is available to students, what percentage of students change meds?
< 50%

Types of Therapy Offered
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Behavior Modification
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills
Exposure Response Prevention Therapy (ERP , type of CBT)
Expressive Art Therapy
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Narrative Therapy
Play Therapy
Psychodynamic Therapy
Psycho educational
Recreation Therapy
Sand Therapy
Vision Therapy
Other

Does the program have a level/phase system?
No

If yes, are phases/levels tied to privileges?
No

Does program have a milieu-driven residential model? (Staff are trained in model)
Yes

If yes — select all that apply
Client Centered/Person Centered Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Other

Integrated Wellness
Breathing Techniques/Breath Work
Meditation
Other

Does program use time out rooms?
No

Line staff to student ratio during awake hours
1:1

Does program run background checks on all staff?
Yes

Is there an educational requirement for staff?
Yes

If Yes, what is it?
College Degree

Average number of hours staff are trained before their first shift
20

Are night staff awake or asleep
Asleep

What percentage of the line staff are full time employees?
> 50%

Grades Served
N/A

Average student to teacher ratio
N/A

Teaching/Classroom
N/A

Is the program able to implement IEP’s
N/A

Can Program handle a student who is more than two grade level’s behind in reading?
N/A

Academic Calendar
N/A

Can program support a student to complete a GED?
N/A

Can program support a student who wants vocational training?
Call for more information

Does the school have AP Classes or the ability to give or take a student to the AP Test?
Not Applicable

Does the academic program have the ability to provide ACT or SAT Tutoring (on or off site)?
N/A

Does program have transition services for students?
Yes

If Yes, select all options that apply to your program
Transition House Associated With Program
Family Or Student Coaching Support For Certain Amount
Other

Are there additional fees that apply to transitional options?
Yes

Percentage of families that participate in various transition programming?
< 50%

Scheduled or rolling admissions?
Rolling admissions

Is there an enrollment fee/outfitting fee/payment in advance?
Yes

If applicable, is the last month’s fees due at enrollment?
No

Cost per month/workshop/programming (in USD)
35000

Percentage of clients who return home, or to a more traditional setting (like transitions to college or gap year, boarding school, etc.)
> 50%

Does a student have to sign themself into the program?
Yes

Link to Weekly or Daily Schedule
N/A

For licensed programs, but state or under 18, please select Incidents required to be reported to the state:
Infectious Disease
Major Injury | Death
Runaways
Other

What is the typical amount of time a family should expect before hearing about an major incident?
3

What is the average number of clients you see per year?
45

Professional Associations/Affiliations
American Residential Treatment Association (ARTA)
Other

Payment Type
Private | Self Pay

Has the program previously been part of an evidence-based study?
No

Is the program presently part of an evidence-based study?
No

Link to the study that the organization is part of
N/A

Type of Family Therapy/Work Offered
Other

Family involvement
MIDDLE: Family can opt in & out of their involvement based off the timing and current issues in treatment

Who completes the psychological evaluation?
Call for more information

Minimum length of stay
540

Does the student receive a neuropsychological evaluation?
Yes

Type Of Programming For Students
Academic, functional living skills, life skills and social skills focused
Clinically-driven programming (addresses individual life, living, social and academic needs)
Other
Call for more information

Typical Student
ADHD/ADD
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Clinically Complex (possible behavior, genetic, students “who are puzzles”)
Development Delay
Genetic Disorders
Intellectual Disabilities
Mood Deregulation &/or Anxiety
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Speech & Language Disorders
Other

Minimum IQ
N/A

Interview Requirements for Applicants
No Required Interview in Person
Call for More Information

Additional Therapy
Other

Therapist Case Load at Peak Season
< 8

Percentage of licensed therapists?
> 50%

Average number of days/week therapist is in the field
5

Number of Individual Sessions with Therapist
2

Integrated Wellness Support
Art
Breathing Techniques/Breath Work
Meditation
Yoga
Other

Do clinical assistants work with lead therapists?
Yes

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside of wilderness?
< 50%

Do any of the therapists operate more than one group at peak season?
Yes

What percentage of participants receive psychological evaluations?
> 50%

Does program receive a fee for evaluation or referral?
No

Additional levels of care offered by facility
N/A

Types of eating disorder care provided
Anorexia
Binge Eating
Bulimia
Eating Disorder & Diabetes
Eating Disorder & Substance Abuse
Exercise Addiction (Athletes & Eating Disorders)
Orthorexia
Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED)

Specialized Programming
Other

Is program focused on full recovery?
Call for more information

Computer Access
Students have Laptops
Students have Laptops and unlimited Internet Access
Other
Call for more information

Cell Phones
Other

Academic Options
Call for more information

School Name (if applicable)
N/A

School Website (if applicable)
N/A