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ClearView Communities

Residential treatment for young adults with serious mental illness in the Greater Washington, D.C./Baltimore area.

Located in Frederick. MD, ClearView Communities provides intensive clinical, vocational, and community-based treatment for young adults with psychiatric illness. ClearView is CARF accredited and offers a continuum of residential treatment options from intensive residential (24/7 supervision) to semi-independent housing.

ClearView Communities

611 W. Patrick St.

Frederick, MD 21701

Contact: Katie Lentz

Phone: 301-360-5727

Fax: 301-378-0113

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  • Program type:  Clinical residential

  • Location:  Frederick, MD, serving the Greater Washington, D.C./Baltimore area

  • Environment:  Private rooms in residential homes

  • Number of residents:  36

  • Gender:  All

  • Ages:  18+

Conditions treated include:

  • Schizophrenia

  • Schizoaffective Disorder

  • Psychotic Disorders

  • Thought Disorders

  • Mood Disorders

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

Services include:

  • Intensive residential treatment

  • Psychiatric services

  • Medication management

  • Individual therapy

  • Substance Abuse counseling

  • Group therapy

  • Milieu Therapy

  • Supported Employment (Dartmouth Model)

  • Trauma informed Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy

  • Art Therapy

  • Music Therapy

  • Yoga

  • Mindfulness

  • Meditation

  • Occupational Therapy

Community-Based Residential Treatment for Young Adults with Mental Illness

Established through the generosity of Sylvan C. Herman and the SC Herman Foundation, ClearView uses individualized mental health treatment and community integration to help young adults recover from serious mental illness. While living in one of our five residential homes and learning, working, and volunteering in the community, our patients learn the skills they need to regain their mental health and live as independently as possible.

A Person-Centered Mental Health Treatment Process

At ClearView, we understand that each resident brings valuable internal resources to the recovery process. We work using a person-centered approach to mental health treatment. Each resident collaborates with our skilled clinical care team to develop a customized psychiatric rehabilitation plan that matches their recovery goals.

Drawing on the strengths of the individual and the team, plans may include daily individualized therapy, multiple weekly meetings with a psychiatrist, therapeutic and psychoeducational groups, and meetings with an employment specialist. Depending upon individual needs and desires, plans may include competitive employment, enrollment in university classes, and/or volunteering with local organizations.

ClearView does not use a “readiness model” with regard to community inclusion. We honor and support our residents’ intentions to work, attend school, and/or volunteer in the community at any point along the way.

Intensive Supervision and Community Connection

ClearView Communities’ mission centers on providing a superior therapeutic residential treatment experience for people with serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders. We offer intensive supervision and maintain a 4:1 staff to resident ratio, awake overnight staff, and 40 hours per week of on-site psychiatric and clinical services. A physician is on call 24 hours per day/7 days per week.

ClearView residences are beautiful, spacious, and homey. Our residents enjoy all the amenities of life in a thriving town center—from shops, parks, and the arts to community activities—all with a friendly, hometown feel. ClearView provides transportation to residents for work, school, appointments, and shopping.

Now Offering: Individual Diagnostic and Evaluation Program

ClearView Communities is excited to announce that we will begin to offer a 30-day, clinical diagnostic program to assist individuals obtain a clear diagnosis. Please see the “Diagnostic” tab under Programs for more information!

Residents of the IDEP will receive a detailed psychiatric assessment on admission.  Residents will have weekly psychiatric appointments to collect additional observations to assist with formulation. Psychopharmacology services will be offered during the resident’s stay to achieve the optimal medication regimen. Residents will participate in weekly individual psychotherapy, and daily group psychotherapy sessions. Residents will also undergo a thorough review of their physical health and coordination of all necessary medical consultations, laboratory tests and imaging studies will be offered.

Prior to discharge, a report summarizing the relevant psychiatric, psychological, and medical issues will be furnished to the resident and family. Discharge planning services will include identification of appropriate resources in the patient’s home community and detailed recommendations for ongoing treatment.