OUR VISION, Mission & Values

At Bournewood, we believe that individuals with mental health and substance use conditions can recover, at any stage of life. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing quality, evidence-based, person-centered treatment in a safe environment. Our dedicated, diverse staff goes above and beyond, maintaining respect and dignity for the individuals we serve.

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Our Team

At Bournewood, you’ll find a dedicated, well-trained staff who bring vast experience to their individual roles. Beyond that, they excel at creating a culture of hope and inspiration for both our patients and their families.

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Our Teaching Affiliations

Bournewood is a teaching hospital for medical students, psychiatric residents and fellows, undergraduate psychology students, social workers, nursing students, and expressive therapy students from top universities and schools in the Boston area.

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Why the Ginkgo Leaf?

The symbolism of the ginkgo is very appropriate for Bournewood and the adults, adolescents, and families we serve. The ginkgo biloba, or maidenhair tree, has been known to live for 2,000 years. It is considered a symbol of longevity, hope, resilience, and peace. These are the characteristics of recovery we strive to instill in our mission, our values, our clinical approach and, most importantly, in the lives of the individuals who come to Bournewood to heal from mental health and substance use conditions.

The ginkgo is a beautiful tree, revered in Japan and China. There is a story that tells of the ginkgo tree’s profound endurance. Not only has this exceptionally resilient tree survived three mass extinction events over the past quarter of a billion years, but it was found to be the only surviving plant species near the epicenter of the August 6, 1945 Hiroshima atomic bomb blast. In September 1945, the area around the blast center was examined and six gingko trees were found standing. They budded shortly after the blast without major deformations and are still alive to this day.


Bournewood is a full-service, independent, privately-owned psychiatric facility located in Brookline, Massachusetts, providing mental health and substance use treatment services and programs in a safe, respectful, and nurturing environment. We serve adults and adolescents ages 12 to 18 in all diagnostic categories. Our approach is trauma-informed and person-centered with recovery the focus of our treatment, services, and supports.

A Comprehensive Continuum of Care

Our comprehensive continuum of services is provided by a highly trained, dedicated, and compassionate team who are committed to evidence-based practices and the best treatment outcomes for each individual who comes through our doors.

What sets Bournewood apart? A psychiatrist physician on campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week as well as our triage, assessment, and admissions process that also operates 24/7, so we’re here for you when you need us, anytime, day or night.

“In the United States, more than 60% of us have been exposed to trauma. If unaddressed, recovery is more challenging. That is why trauma-informed treatment is the clinical foundation of our approach.”

CHIEF executive officer


Bournewood’s main Brookline campus is a historic, tree-lined location that includes six inpatient units and seven partial-hospitalization programs, serving both adults and adolescents. For your convenience, we also offer adult PHP services at our Woburn and Dedham locations.

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Here for You: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Since 1884, Bournewood has been dedicated to providing compassionate mental health and substance use treatment services. Today, we’re more committed than ever to helping you, your loved one, or your patient heal.

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