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Transitional Living

Patient Experience
What you will experience

When you come to Silver Hill for treatment, you can expect a safe environment that promotes healing and recovery. During this 4-week program you will reside in River House, a 12-bed, co-ed house that overlooks the Silvermine River. The house has a large living room with a kitchen/dining area that opens onto a spacious outdoor patio. Rooms in the residence have private baths and accommodate two people. (Private rooms are available at an additional cost.) There is a washing machine and a dryer on premises for laundry. While personal cellphones and computers are not permitted, you will have access to iPads and computers within the residence. Visitors are welcome during regular visiting hours. An onsite fitness center, large gymnasium, and indoor pool are available to patients.

Your 14-hour day will be structured around:

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills training
  • Group therapy
  • Goal planning
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Recovery discussion meetings
  • Recreational activities
  • Visiting hours
Additional Wellness Services

Patients may also purchase our Wellness Services which offer a holistic approach to recovery in recognition of the integration of body, mind and spirit. Services include yoga, acupuncture, personal fitness training, meditation and massage therapy. These alternative therapies are meant to be complementary to traditional medical care, not a substitute for it. They are most effective when combined with medical treatment to help alleviate symptoms of pain and anxiety. The benefits, both short term and long, help promote a feeling of wellness.

We encourage family participation

We recognize that the entire family can be affected when one member suffers from a mental illness. That’s why we encourage families to meet with members of the patient’s treatment team and participate in family programs to help them build stability and develop concrete coping strategies.

DBT education and skills training are also provided during a weekly DBT Family Program that meets each Wednesday, 5:45 – 7:15 pm.

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The DBT transitional living program takes place in River House located [locations tk]

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The Personality Disorders transitional living program takes place in River House.

Take a look inside

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Wondering what to bring?

New Canaan is located in Southern New England and weather conditions change seasonally and sometimes during the day. We recommend that you bring one week’s worth of clothing, in one small suitcase and that you be prepared to “layer”.

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For your reference

To learn more about our Personality Disorders Center please download our brochure.


Let’s get started.

Allow us to help you get better. Contact us today to find out which program might be right for you, or to begin the process of arranging for treatment.

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1 (866) 542 4455

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