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Angelus House at Wellspring

A women's clinical residential treatment and transition program in northwest Connecticut.

Angelus House at Wellspring is a small non-profit residential program that has kept true to our mission since 1977. We provide trauma informed treatment through a relational approach for young adult women struggling with mental illness. We are accredited by The Joint Commission, NEASC, and the State of Connecticut.

Multiple locations available. See Angelus House's website for more information.

Angelus House at Wellspring

21 Arch Bridge Road

PO Box 370

Bethlehem, CT 06751

Contact: Nancy Thurston

Phone: 203-266-8002

Fax: 203-266-8030

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  • Program type:  Clinical residential

  • Location:  Bethlehem, CT

  • Environment:  Charming home with singles and doubles

  • Number of residents:  10

  • Gender:  Female

  • Ages:  18+

Conditions treated include:

  • Major Depressive Disorder

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Borderline Personality Disorder & Other Personality Disorders

  • ADHD & ADD

  • Eating Disorders

  • Mood Disorders

  • OCD & Related Disorders

  • Substance use Disorders in partial remission

Services include:

  • Individual Therapy

  • Family Therapy

  • Psychiatric Assessment & Medication Monitoring, onsite

  • Group & Expressive Therapies

  • Art Therapy

  • DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)

  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

  • Recreation Therapy

  • Culinary and Life-Skills Program

  • Land & Animal Program

  • Adventure Program

  • Yoga & Meditation

  • Community Service & Volunteerism

  • SMART Recovery

  • Nutrition Assessment

  • Nursing

  • Individual Treatment Planning

  • Discharge Planning

  • Transition/Step-Down Program

  • Fully Accredited Private High School

  • College Transition Services

Our multi-disciplinary treatment team includes a staff Psychiatrist, Nurse, Psychotherapists, Social Workers and Milieu Counselors. The team works with each client to develop an individualized treatment plan to address specific needs and goals that are carried out through a wide range of therapies. All treatments are included in the daily rate.

Residential Therapy in a Nurturing and Welcoming Environment

As pioneers of the relational and restorative model, our co-founders Richard and Phyllis Beauvais, believed that to make significant change that was long term, they would offer shared experiences of daily life, such as preparing a meal together. Joined with therapeutic modalities such as individual therapy, group therapies, expressive therapy, art therapy, adventure programing, and animal and land based programs; this clinical approach has led to many lifetime connections with residents and families.

The therapeutic approach used at Angelus House is based on the belief that beneath each person’s sadness, anger, pain and stress lies an injured self that lacks the foundations of trust necessary for building healthy relationships. Our comprehensive treatment program supports individuals in an intensive treatment program that works to restore themselves and their relationships.

Referrals typically come from family members, outpatient providers, hospitals, treatment centers, educational consultants, and clinicians. We are committed to keeping our costs down while still investing in the people and the robust clinical programs that have made Wellspring a leader in resident treatment for mental health. We work with out-of-network insurance, and offer financial assistance to families through a fund that is made possible through generous donations made by families who have become strong supporters of our mission.

Transforming Lives, and Transitioning to Greater Independence

We strive to help each individual to develop the maximum independence possible. We place an emphasis on creating and maintaining a residential treatment environment that is respectful of self and others. A strong emphasis on community plays a key role in our treatment. This focus on the residential community places each individual at the center of a common experience. Mutual support combined with attentive, individualized treatment helps our clients transform their lives.

As a person stabilizes and strengthens, treatment at Angelus House shifts to a more transition-oriented program. Together, we create a discharge plan that meets the individualized needs of each client. Some residents begin college course work or employment before their transition home.

Healing in a Bucolic Setting

Nestled in the heart of Litchfield County, Connecticut, our therapeutic community for adult women sits on a 10-acre campus with beautiful perennial gardens. Residents live in a charming seven-bedroom home with a welcoming front porch, large living room and kitchen with an adjoining dining room where they eat their meals together. 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. Less than 2 miles away is our second campus where we have goats, sheep, chickens and bunnies. Residents enjoy going there to participate in Animal Program with our staff Veterinarian.

We provide many opportunities for healthy development through social enrichment activities such as hiking, horseback riding, museum and gallery visits, adventure-based outings, and exploring the many hidden treasures in our local area.

For residents who need to fly into our campus, we are 2 hours from New York City airports and 2 ½ hours from Logan Airport in Boston.

“Our clients are bright and creative individuals with a complicated diagnostic picture that prevents them from establishing and maintaining healthy relationships.” – Nancy Thurston, Director of Admissions