Menninger’s Pathfinder provides intensive community re-integration treatment with supportive apartment living for mentally ill adults 18 and older who need help translating insight into action, and creating a life worth living.
Greater Support Than Traditional Outpatient Mental Health Treatment
We offer adults with mental illness effective psychiatric rehabilitation within an environment that is less structured than a hospital, but provides more support than traditional outpatient services.
Residents live in community-based apartments, with support from bachelor-degree-prepared resident advisors. A three to six-month stay provides adequate time to develop and master skills and competence in daily living necessary to live more independently.
A Personalized Approach to Inpatient Psychiatric Care
Pathfinder offers a personalized approach to inpatient psychiatric care. We help adults who need psychiatric help create positive building blocks for recovery by:
- Identifying the barriers that keep them from succeeding
- Developing coping skills that can overcome these barriers
- Building healthy relationships
- Learning new skills
- Working or volunteering
- Continuing mental health treatment that can help them to live more independently
A Blueprint for Recovery from Mental Illness
At Pathfinder, each client works with our clinical team to develop an individual blueprint for treatment, recovery, and life. The plan contains goals, responsibilities, and psychiatric services that support continued progress toward independent living. Residents in recovery from substance use also receive counseling from a licensed addiction counselor and attend 12-step meetings at Pathfinder and in the community.
A former Pathfinder client explained her transformation: “Today is the first anniversary since I left Pathfinder. My first thought when I woke up this morning was ‘wow, how far I’ve come!’ I am grateful to the team at Menninger who guided me, to peers who supported me, to the friends who stood by me, to life for being so awe-inspiring when you believe in it and to myself for having found the strength to flourish. The last few months have been the happiest in my life.”
Award-winning Facilities in a Desirable Houston Neighborhood
Pathfinder is located in one of Houston’s most walkable and desirable urban neighborhoods, which is just about a 10-minute drive from The Menninger Clinic. For 26 straight years, Menninger was named one of the nation’s best for psychiatry by U.S. News & World Report. It is the first free-standing psychiatric facility in the world (2008-current) to receive Pathway to Excellence recognition for its quality of psychiatric nursing.