Director of Admissions
Laurie Damsky
Admissions Phone
Physical Address
406 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA
ellenhorn.com
With locations in Boston and New York City, Ellenhorn is as oriented to alleviating the suffering and potential dysfunction that psychiatric symptoms can cause, as we are to preventing and treating the serious social damage often suffered by individuals diagnosed with and treated for psychiatric issues. At Ellenhorn, we believe that staying connected to the world is central to an individual getting better. For this reason, as a core part of treatment at Ellenhorn, we actively support clients in pursuing their goals — helping them return to their most deeply desired educational or vocational track, regain their rightful role in the world, and recapture their belief in their own ability to realize their dreams. Most Ellenhorn clients are treated while living independently in the community, with a small number staying in one of our residential programs. Ellenhorn’s staff-to-client ratio of one to two, and the fact that each of our psychiatrists holds a case-load deliberately kept very small, allows us to provide what is often called a “hospital without walls.” This approach lets us successfully treat people typically thought of as needing care within intensive outpatient, residential or even hospital treatment programs while these clients live and participate in the community, supported by all the nurturing ingredients of real life.

General Information

Private Company
Leased By Program
5 year lease years
Robert Bowes

General Information

Private Company
Leased By Program
5 year lease years
Robert Bowes

Residential Treatment

No
18 - 0
8 Months
9
Suburban
House

Program

Single Rooms with Private Baths
Single Rooms with Shared Baths
Doubles
Staff work at the facility but it is not secured
ADHD
Alcohol Addiction
Anxiety Disorder
Bipolar and related Disorders
Codependency
Conduct Disorders
Depressive Disorders
Dissociative Disorders
Dual Diagnosis
Major Depressive Disorder
Mood Disorders
Personality Disorders
Psychotic Disorders
Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizophrenia Spectrum
Substance Abuse
Substance Use Disorder
Substance/Medication-induced Psychosis
Trauma/PTSD
Unknown DX
No
MIDDLE: Family can opt in & out of their involvement based off the timing and current issues in treatment
0%
100%
0%
Transition Supervised Housing
Intensive Outpatient Therapy (IOP)
Community Outpatient Services

Therapy - Individual

Yes, part of the program cost
30 Hours
> 50%
4
Yes
Yes

Therapy - Group

2 Hours
0 Hours
1 Hours
Yes
Psychiatrist
Psychologist
Recreational Therapist
Registered Nurse

Accredition / Affiliation

Association for Community Integration Programs

Nuts & Bolts

Call for more information
No
Under $5,000 / month
Private / Self Pay
Boston, Logan International Airport [BOS]
0.25 Hours
N/A

Transitional Living / Community Based Support

No
14 - 0

Program

We serve all kinds of clients with various diagnoses and addiction problems
No
Yes
Visits are tied to program
Yes
Suburban
Unstructured Communication
Private Pay
Apartment Living: Support staff on call
Houses: Support staff on call

Therapy

Offsite
Yes
Onsite
Offsite

Technology

Students have Laptops and unlimited Internet Access
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Allowed

Education

Clients can chose whether or not and where they want to attend school

Staff

1:2
Yes
Yes

Accreditation

None
Association for Community Integration Programs

Nuts & Bolts

Call for more information
Call for more information
Call for more information
Boston, Logan International Airport [BOS]
0.25 Hours
No
No
0 Months
8 Months
Private / Self Pay
HIPPA Voilations
Usually within 1 hr of an incident but up to 24 hr
Mission Statement
At Ellenhorn, our goals for each client are psychiatric and social recovery, the two given equal importance. While many programs split these objectives — viewing treatment of psychiatric symptoms as separate from a person’s attainment of their rightful role in the world — we see the full achievement of each goal as dependent on the realization of the other. Social recovery is most likely to occur when a client receives thoughtful and coordinated pharmacological care that takes into account how psychiatric symptoms as well as medication side effects can impede leading a satisfying, productive life in the community. At the same time, the best pharmacological care occurs when a doctor is part of a team of treaters (clinicians, therapists and others) dedicated to supporting a client’s engagement with the world. When psychiatrists are members of such a close-knit team, they are able to make better, more finely-tuned treatment decisions that lead to precisely targeted care, the avoidance of overmedication or improper medication, and treatment that can safely help some clients become medication-free. We believe that the mutually dependent goals of psychiatric and social recovery are impossible to achieve without a strong collaborative relationship with our clients. That’s why our clients are leaders in their own care. We place their goals for the future front and center in our treatment.