Bournewood Health Systems

About Bournewood Health Systems

Bournewood Health Systems is a private psychiatric hospital and facility that provides behavioral health treatment to adults and adolescents with mental health and substance use conditions.

With an extraordinary 137 years of continuous behavioral health care experience, we are well known for our excellent levels of treatment, support, high-quality clinical practice, hope and recovery for people with acute behavioral health conditions. Trauma-informed treatment is the foundation of our care approach. We are dedicated to providing services in a safe, respectful and dignified environment.
Our main campus is located in Brookline, MA on a beautiful wooded 12.5-acre campus. Treatment units are located in several Victorian buildings and patients often say it feels like home. We offer inpatient and partial hospital programs at the Brookline campus; and we offer partial hospital programs at our other sites in Dedham, Lowell and Woburn.

We are a full-service private psychiatric hospital offering several different kinds of behavioral health treatment services.

Inpatient Services
Bournewood is the right choice for individuals with acute mental health and substance use conditions. On our main campus at Brookline, we operate 6 inpatient units and a total of 102 inpatient beds, which are highly structured, secure and safe settings that focus on healing and recovery. We treat most behavioral health conditions including dual diagnoses and detox.

Partial Hospital Programs
Located at Brookline and our satellite site in Dedham, Lowell and Woburn, these are voluntary intensive brief treatment programs for adults and adolescents centered on sobriety, recovery and symptom management for mental health conditions.

Medication Assisted Treatment
Individual medication management visits with a board-certified addiction staff psychiatrist. Include group therapy sessions with licensed clinicians.

Treatment Team Approach
Our treatment teams consist of psychiatrists, licensed social workers, licensed alcohol and drug dependency counselors, mental health counselors and rehabilitation specialists such as occupational therapists and art and music therapists.

Bournewood Health Systems is committed to a trauma-informed and person-centered treatment philosophy in which we strive to mitigate conflict in the treatment milieu for the safety of patients, families and staff.

We are dedicated to providing the kind of support necessary to enable each person to meet their wellness and recovery goals.
We understand that many of the people served by the hospital have had experiences of trauma during their lifetime – trauma which often leaves lasting emotional hardship. It is our intention to prevent the use of any potentially retraumatizing practices, especially the use of restraint and/or seclusion and to make the hospital as emotionally and physically safe as possible.

Our Team
At Bournewood, you will find dedicated, well-trained staff who bring vast experience to their individual roles. This is an ideal situation for students taking the next step from their studies and going out into the work world. Our staff is laser focused and excel at creating a culture of collegiality for each other and an environment filled with hope and inspiration for patients and their families.


Mental Health Counselor

May 2022 - July 2022 Chestnut Hill, MA
“The patients were wonderful people. Some coworkers were willing to help others learn and provide constructive criticism and feedback. The training included a lot on trauma-informed care, even though it only lasted a week.”

Psychology Intern

May 2018 - August 2018 Brookline, MA
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