Program Overview

Individualized, compassionate, and comprehensive care.

The Retreat by Sheppard Pratt provides expert psychiatric care and residential mental health services in a beautiful setting.
At our highly personalized treatment program, experienced doctors and specialized clinicians lead every aspect of care, meaning our residents have the opportunity to make meaningful progress toward recovery.

Recovery and Rehabilitation at The Retreat

Mental health disorders are complex and require a personalized approach to care. Most of our residents at The Retreat experience more than one disorder (co-occurring disorders), which may lead to addictions. At The Retreat, we have the resources and expertise to provide the highest level of care for people with co-occurring disorders.

We provide evidence-based mind and body therapy in the most individualized, compassionate, and comprehensive way possible. Our residents have frequent access to experienced psychiatrists and other mental health professionals. You or your loved one will have every opportunity to heal and lead a happier, more productive life.

Our Core Services

All residents at The Retreat receive the following core services:

  • Simultaneous comprehensive diagnostic and intensive individual therapy: we begin providing treatment from the beginning of your stay, maximizing the time you spend working towards recovery
  • Diagnosis and consultation: In addition to a comprehensive mental health evaluation, all residents receive a diagnosis and psychiatric consultation during their stay

  • Treatment: Individualized treatment plans, including multiple hours with your treating doctor and/or specialized clinician each week

    • Individual therapy: Dedicated time with your primary doctor/clinician each week in addition to several hours of individual therapy each week with clinicians including a family therapist, art therapist, social worker, movement therapist, and wellness coordinator.

    • Group therapy: up to 35 hours of group programming each week, including psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for OCD and anxiety, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and activity therapy, such as rock climbing, yoga, art therapy, and equine-assisted therapy; all groups are led by either a doctor or a highly trained clinician.

  • Continuing care: Potential access to your doctor-led treatment team after you leave The Retreat, for those staying at one of our group homes, Ruxton House and Magnolia House, or who remain in the Baltimore area

Contact us to plan your stay at The Retreat.

Who We Treat

We provide intensive, highly personalized care to adults experiencing mental health issues.

Our Expert Team

Residents at The Retreat benefit from an experienced team of mental health professionals and the full resources of the Sheppard Pratt system of care.

Accessing Treatment

As a self-pay program, we have the freedom and flexibility to provide the personalized care you and your family need for lasting recovery.

As part of the nationally renowned Sheppard Pratt system of care, we provide residents with access to a full range of hospital- and community-based services. While most stays range from several weeks to several months, residents may extend their care at Ruxton House or Magnolia House, our transitional living programs.

What Our Residents Say About The Retreat

You have provided a kind, caring, thoughtful, nurturing environment here. Thank you! I am truly sad to leave...