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Family-endorsed provider iconThe Menninger Clinic
Hope Program for Adults–Inpatient Care
Houston, TX


The Menninger Clinic is a nonprofit psychiatric hospital renowned for its intensive treatment of severe and complex mental illness. Founded in 1925 in Topeka, Kansas, by Dr. Charles Menninger and sons, it relocated in 2003 to Houston, Texas, where it currently operates inpatient and outpatient programs for adults and adolescents. Credited with being the first group psychiatry practice, the Menninger Clinic is a national leader in psychiatric treatment, research and education.

The Menninger Clinic’s Hope Program for Adults “helps adults with complex psychiatric issues that have hindered their capacity to meet important vocational, personal and interpersonal goals.” The Hope Program is a hospital-based assessment and treatment that offers an intensive, rehabilitative, person-centered approach to complex problems of mental health, including multiple diagnoses and problems that have been unresponsive to other programs.

More information on the Hope Program for Adults is available on the program’s website page.


The Menninger Clinic
12301 Main Street
Houston, TX 77035
Fax 713-275-5107


Family Member Quotes

“Menninger was the best thing that ever happened to my sister. It literally saved her life. The combination of staff, resources, programs and peers worked its magic and she’s been a new person ever since. Because she completely trusted her doctor and his staff and worked very hard to make behavioral changes, she has developed coping mechanisms to deal with her depression. And what a role model she has become for others struggling with the disease.”

“Before [my wife] went to Menninger, I felt totally helpless. While she was there, the clinicians helped me understand the issues and let me know about her treatment plan. Between that and seeing her begin to heal, Menninger gave everyone hope–not just her, but also me, our children, and our extended family.”

Patient Quotes

“The staff at The Menninger Clinic saved my life. I had attempted suicide prior to my admission, and my diagnosis was unclear. The clinicians provided excellent medical care through the use of various treatment modalities and secured my diagnosis of bipolar 1 disorder. I learned how to manage my illness and why I had become so sick. The idea of living with hope infused each aspect of my care. The staff at Menninger also did an excellent job of keeping my family informed and helped me to formulate a post-discharge plan. I am forever grateful to The Menninger Clinic.”

“I was out of hope after more than 40 years of depression and a failed suicide attempt. My sister found Menninger, I was admitted and spent 9 weeks there….the best 9 weeks of my life, because I finally learned how to manage my depression. They saved my life and gave me a quality of life I hadn’t experienced. My time at Menninger was the greatest gift in my life.”


Information and Referrals

Speak with a Resource Specialist about services and referrals to Menninger Clinic–Hope Program.



  • Medication management and genetic testing
  • Psychological testing
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Group psychotherapy
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • The Daring Way® for shame resilience
  • Dialectic behavior therapy (DBT) skills
  • Mentalizing therapy for understanding self and others
  • Family support and coaching
  • Fitness and wellness
  • 12-step recovery
  • Relapse prevention and wellness planning
  • Discharge planning

Client Focus

  • Adults with complex mental health problems including multiple diagnosis or problems responding to treatment
  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Substance use disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Trauma-related disorders

Other Programs at The Menninger Clinic


  • Comprehensive Psychiatric Assessment
  • Pain Management Program
  • Professionals in Crisis
  • Adolescent Treatment Program
  • Compass Program for Young Adults


  • Outpatient assessment
  • Outpatient therapy
  • Electroconvulsive therapy
  • Pathfinder
  • The Gathering Place


Accreditations & Qualifications


The Joint Commission accreditation


Pathways to Excellence Award
Ranked as Best Psychiatric Hospital in the U.S. for 26 years


Bayler College of Medicine & Houston Methodist Hospital

Menninger Clinic in operation since: 1925


Mennigner Clinic Mission Statement

Menninger is the psychiatric center of excellence, restoring hope to each person through innovative programs in treatment, research and education.

Mennigner Clinic Vision

Our vision is to be a world leader in psychiatric treatment, research and education.

About Menninger Clinic
An Overview of Hope Program

More about Menninger Hope Program for Adults

“We encourage families to be involved during the treatment process. Educating the family and the patient about disorders, treatments and relapse prevention is one of our top priorities. We urge family members to participate in a Family Orientation session soon after their loved one admits so that they can learn about the evidence-based practices we use and what to expect from the treatment process. We also encourage participation in Family Education Day, which is held nearly every two months.”


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