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Residential Treatment for Adult Women & Gender Diverse Individuals Struggling with Mental Health & Emotional Challenges

Angelus House at Wellspring is a premier mental health residential treatment program for young adult women & gender diverse individuals age 18 and older.

Relational Treatment Model in a Home-Style Setting

The small residential community, with a maximum of 10 residents, holds a relationally-based family environment  for residential treatment with step-downs into day treatment and outpatient programs, and supports women in returning to college and work.

The program serves a wide range of psychiatric, psychological and family issues including personality disorders, eating disorders, anxiety disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mood disorders, self-injurious behavior, as well as those who are dually diagnosed with substance use disorders.

Angelus House is set on 10 acres and residents live in a charming seven bedroom home with an inviting front porch, large living room with a working fireplace, beautiful perennial and organic vegetable gardens and a kitchen with an adjoining dining room where residents eat their meals together. Additionally, residents are invited to cook one-on-one with the Angelus House chef. Building community and creating meaningful relationships plays a key role in treatment.

Wellspring’s therapeutic approach is based on the belief that beneath each person’s sadness, anger, pain and stress lies an injured self that lacks the foundation of trust necessary for building healthy relationships. Our relational treatment model addresses injuries with both nurturance and structure to reactivate each person’s ability to grow in a meaningful way.

Angelus House offers a comprehensive treatment program that supports individuals in an intensive treatment process that works to restore themselves and their relationships.

Angelus House prides itself on integrating relational, psychodynamic and evidence based therapies to create a treatment experience that addresses specific individual needs with an emphasis on the emotional and creative-expressive modalities.  The multi-disciplinary treatment team includes a Psychiatrist, Nurse, Psychotherapists, Social Workers and Milieu Counselors. Specific clinical approaches used by Angelus’ treatment team includes CBT, expressive processing, psychodynamic therapy, DBT, art therapy, solutions focused therapy and EMDR.  Clinical therapies are integrated with organic gardening, culinary, land and animal programs, adventure programs, and other experiential activities that are designed to rebuild the body while nurturing the mind and spirit.

“Going to Angelus House saved my life. There is no other program like this in the country. Other programs I’d been in focused on stopping my ‘problem behaviors’ instead of getting to the root of the issue. At Angelus, I discovered the origins of my mental illnesses. I started healing childhood wounds and learned to nurture my inner child. And eventually, my illnesses were no longer unmanageable and life-interfering. The place isn’t magic. It only works if you work too. It was some of the hardest work I’d ever done in my life, but I wouldn’t be here without it. My life is now something I treasure deeply.”

— Former Angelus resident

The Adult Residential Program Includes:

  • Individual, Family and Group Therapy
  • DBT
  • CBT
  • Art Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Adventure Program
  • Land and Animal Program
  • Yoga and Meditation
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • Expressive Arts Program
  • Culinary and Life-Skills Program
  • Substance Use Disorder Treatment
  • EMDR
  • Psychiatric Assessment
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Medication Monitoring
  • Individualized Treatment Programming
  • Transition and Discharge Planning
  • Community Service and Volunteerism
  • Educational Services are available through the Arch Bridge School to complete high school or transition to college
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All treatment modalities are included in the daily rate which is the financial responsibility of the resident and her family. Angelus House also accepts out of network insurance based on your insurance plan’s definition of medical necessity on the day of admission.

Staff at Angelus House includes a team of Psychotherapists, a Psychiatrist, Registered and Practical Nurses, Creative Therapists, Nutritionist, Teachers, Social Workers and Milieu Counselors.

Transition to Greater Independence

As a person stabilizes and strengthens, treatment at Angelus House shifts to include a discharge plan that ensures a successful return to life with family, college or independent living. Some residents begin college course work or employment before their transition home.

We provide many opportunities for residents for healthy development of life skills and social enrichment activities, such as cooking meals, gardening, creating art, yoga and knitting. Individuals also enjoy going off campus for horseback riding, hiking, visiting fun and interesting galleries and state parks, bowling and exploring local farms and community collaboratives.