About The Brattleboro Retreat

See for yourself what makes the
Brattleboro Retreat's mission, values, and plans for the future so special.

The Brattleboro Retreat is a not-for-profit, regional specialty mental health and addictions treatment center that was founded in 1834. We provide a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for individuals of all ages and their families. Nationally recognized as a leader in the field, the Brattleboro Retreat offers a high-quality, individualized, comprehensive continuum of care including:

  • inpatient programs for children, adolescents and adults
  • partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient services for adults
  • residential programs for children & adolescents
  • outpatient treatment for people of all ages.


A member of the Ivy League Hospitals network, the Brattleboro Retreat is accredited by numerous state and national organizations, including The Joint Commission. The Retreat offers among the highest ratios of clinical-staff-to-patients, the region's most extensive roster of psychiatric talent, as well as a wide range of contemporary treatment modalities. The Brattleboro Retreat serves as a practicum site for numerous college and university programs including:

  • Smith College School for Social Work
  • The University of Massachusetts
  • The University of Connecticut
  • Antioch New England
  • Albany Medical College (Retreat physicians have the opportunity to teach third year medical students from Albany Medical College (AMC) as the Retreat serves as a site for their Psychiatry Clerkship. Mentors may obtain clinical adjunct faculty appointment from AMC).