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In-Home Therapy

The Institute for Health and Recovery is a CARF-accredited, licensed mental health and substance abuse provider offering In-Home Therapy services in the Boston region as a part of the CBHI continuum. IHR specializes in working with youth and families with substance use problems and other co-occurring issues. IHR services are family-centered, trauma-informed, and community-based. Our IHT program is unique; we specialize in working with youth and their families who are struggling with substance use or are experiencing persistent behavioral problems that impact their functioning. We are also able to work with youth who are impacted by a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), and their families. Our staff is trained in the use of Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) and Assertive Continuing Care (ACC), evidence-based substance use treatment models, which we have adapted for use in a manner consistent with the principles of IHT.

In most instances, IHT uses a two person team under a flexible model that responds to specific family needs and preferences. A master’s level clinician develops and guides treatment, makes clinical assessments and evaluations, provides family therapy, and monitors overall treatment effectiveness. A bachelor’s level staff offers much of the coaching and skill building family members need to translate therapeutic work into day-to-day behavior change. Our team focuses on:

  • Providing integrated treatment around substance use, mental health, trauma, and other co-occurring issues
  • Helping families improve communication and problem solving skills
  • Identifying pro-social activities
  • Connecting families to both natural and professional supports
  • Supporting and advocating for families when there is additional system involvement

Appointments are available 7 days a week, 8am–8pm, based upon family need and staff availability. Emergency on-call support can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information or to make a referral:

Telephone (Ask to speak with our Intake Coordinator)


Fax (Attention: Intake Coordinator)



Areas served
Greater Boston
Lynn Area

Call us: 617-661-3991

For help with substance use or mental health issues, call us at 617-661-3991. Clients must have MassHealth (MBHP or Beacon) coverage to be eligible for services.