An alternative to Inpatient and Residential Treatment

Our clients live in their own homes, a normal place to live… and begin life in a new community. Just like most people, our clients usually want to live as independently as possible. By setting up life in an ordinary home, from the outset, we’re linking their urges toward healthy living to a wide range of natural therapeutic activities.

Please contact our Admissions Department for any further questions.

See the download link below for a guide that you can provide to families when referring to Windhorse Community Services.

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche at his community talk at WCS, shaking hands with Eirikur Baldursson WCS Basic Attender

In the words of one of our long-time psychiatrist collaborators,

“I refer to Windhorse for a variety of reasons, but especially when I have no idea what will actually be helpful for someone and how long it will take.”

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Who do we best serve?

We serve adults, ages 18 – 65, and we sometimes work with younger teens. Our approach is particularly effective for complex and high acuity mental health challenges, which can include:

  • Psychotic disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Autistic spectrum disorders
  • Addictions
  • Trauma
  • Complex co-occurring challenges
  • Complex family challenges
Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche at his community talk at WCS, shaking hands with Eirikur Baldursson WCS Basic Attender

An Individually Tailored Approach

Many professionals, agencies, and hospitals refer clients to us who don’t fit neatly into standard therapeutic options.
People who have:

  • The need for a structured step-down from an inpatient or residential setting
  • An unclear diagnosis or constellation of diagnosis
  • Strong preferences for a non-institutional therapeutic setting
  • A need for family’s close, long-term involvement in recovery and life planning
  • Repeated difficulty making successful attachments to programs or therapies
  • The need to explore their sexual identity
  • The wish to explore being on minimal to no psychotropic medications
  • Spiritual or religious inclinations which are integral to their life meaning and expression