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What Makes Us Unique

An innovative approach, Windhorse addresses much of what is overlooked
in traditional and institutional mental healthcare.

Our clients receive:

A tremendous amount of one-on-one support:

  • 40+ hours per week of one-on-one time with clinicians
  • 1 therapeutic housemate per client, living together in a 2-bedroom house or apartment
  • Mindfulness-informed therapeutic team tailored to meet the needs of the client, typically consisting of 5-7 members

Highly individualized care:

  • No ‘one-size-fits-all’ method to treating diagnoses; clients are met wherever they may be on their recovery journey
  • Dynamic levels of support that are increased or decreased depending on a client’s current and changing needs
  • Client-centered and client-guided model: clients collaborate with their team to design their own treatment journey
  • Groups and activities are not mandatory; clients can choose when and how they interact with the larger Windhorse community

Integrative, whole-person treatment approach:

  • All aspects of life are integrated into the treatment plan
  • Client families are intrinsic members of the team
  • An emphasis on holistic health, from home life and diet to education and relationships

Interdependence meets independence:

  • The client is an active member and decision-maker of the care team, even when it comes to decisions about psychiatric medication
  • Focus on interpersonal connection and mutual recovery rather than isolation and pathology
  • Authentic relationships are formed within Windhorse as a foundation for  creating meaningful connections in the greater community outside of Windhorse

We know you have treatment options, and making the decision can be difficult.

Terms used to describe Windhorse have become ubiquitous in today’s culture: “mindfulness,” “community-based,” “team-based,” “relational,” “individualized,” “alternative.”

What do these words really mean?  How do you choose between so many different programs?

We encourage you to dig deeper and ask specific questions to learn about what makes a treatment program unique and exceptional. Depending on the program, they may not necessarily look like what you’d imagine in practice.

When you do, ask the following questions:

  • What does individualized care really look like?
  • How is a program alternative?
  • What is a compassionate, relational approach to care?
  • Is the program truly integrated—do clients live in and interact with the larger community?
  • How much one-on-one time do I have with staff?
  • What does a treatment day or week look like?
  • What does transition to a lower level of support look and feel like?

Contact us to discuss more specifics

Northampton, MA

211 North Street
Northampton, MA 01060

San Luis Obispo, CA

1411 Marsh Street, Suite 103
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Portland, OR

2120 SW Jefferson Street, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97201

Windhorse Integrative Mental Health is a 501(c)3 nonprofit