Contact: Barbara Deck, Ph.D., EIKOS Executive Director
EIKOS Community Services is an innovative private psychiatric and social residential treatment program, established in 1968, serving approximately 30 residents in the Chestnut Hill Reservoir area of Boston. Each individual gets support and appreciation to feel welcomed from the start, as a respected and beloved member of this new community, and learns to re-experience life as a more confident individual with new social skills and self-esteem. EIKOS residents find that life at EIKOS, in the city of Boston, is not practice for life – it is “real life.”
Services: At EIKOS residents are offered individual and group counseling; excellent home-cooked meals with dietary individualization; coached and targeted exercise programs; medication monitoring with full health team liaison and transportation as necessary; life skills and employment support.
Social competence: Our on-site internal Day Program consists of therapeutic/expressive groups, health and wellness groups, life skills and entertainment groups. It builds self-awareness; organizational and expressive competence; and relationship development. Families are involved in the recovery process.
Physical competence: Residents practice motivation techniques and strategies for success applied to their own physical health and well-being. We train residents in practical nutrition and have small group, coached visits to the Oak Square YMCA and walking groups around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir.
Our Residents: EIKOS residents are 18 years of age or above. Typical diagnoses include schizophrenia or schizo-affective, bipolar, major depression or anxiety disorders. In addition, we serve many other adults with varied psycho-social profiles who need a safe therapeutic transition to greater health and independence. We do not take individuals with substance abuse.
Length of Stay: There is a three month minimum stay but no maximum. See “Services” on our web site for a description of our new “Back on Track Six Month” Program.
Barbara Deck, Ph.D. Executive Director BADeck1@gmail.com or 617-965-0777 .