Welcome to the Helix Center

 Helix Center is an outpatient program for teens, ages 12-18, who temporarily require more intensive care than typical therapy can provide – preventing the need for inpatient treatment and allowing them to more fully re-engage with their lives.

The center provides intensive short-term services to teens and their families using cutting-edge treatment with a fully integrated approach.

A double helix is the ultimate symbol and shape of interconnected life. Within a helix we find inner strength that is uniquely our own and makes us more emotionally resilient.

One size doesn’t fit all.  In fact, it often doesn’t fit anyone.

As a result, we are committed to keeping your teen central to our work and offering a program that can be creative, individualized, and impactful, and one that really works.

We are focused on providing skills that help adolescents:

  • Increase effective and healthy behaviors

  • Decrease challenging behaviors

  • Develop a better understanding of themself in relation to other people

Learn More About Our Program

Our program is developed, in part, after the treatment models and high success rates at the intensive programs at McLean Hospital (Harvard Medical) and utilizes the following therapies:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Good Psychiatric Management for Adolescents (GPM-A)

  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE)