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Windhorse Integrative Mental Health
MLN Advocacy
Northampton, MA


Windhorse Integrative Mental Health is a nonprofit service provider committed to providing mindfulness-informed, compassionate, team-based care to individuals experiencing life-disrupting psychiatric distress. The Windhorse approach was developed by Edward M. Podvoll, MD, the founding director of Naropa University’s Contemplative Psychotherapy program. Founded in 1993 as an alternative to residential treatment, Windhorse uses clinical teams and therapeutic households to sustain clients’ recovery journeys. Through this strong web of support, clients experience the same level of dignity and respect as their peers whose lives have not been disrupted by mental health challenges—they are actively engaged in their community, creating a life of meaning and independence.

Windhorse Integrative Mental Health
211 North Street
Northampton, MA 01060

Family Member Quote

“My sister is part of the Windhorse community in Northampton. It is one of the most unique places I have ever come across. I have seen so many people recover there and stay to live and become an ongoing part of this vibrant and special community.”

Information and Referrals

For more information about Windhorse Integrative Mental Health, please call their admissions line: 1-800-319-8261


Highly individualized, Windhorse offers clients three levels of support: Full Team, Partial Team, and Clinical Mentorships. For reference, please refer to the Levels of Care page of their website.

Client Focus

Windhorse serves adults (18+) experiencing extreme mind and mood states—often labeled as a mental illness:

  • depression
  • bipolar disorder
  • anxiety
  • schizophrenia
  • schizoaffective disorder
  • psychosis
  • personality disorders
  • PTSD
  • autism spectrum disorder

Fee Structure: monthly rates range from $3,500-$30,000 depending on the level of care provided.

In operation since: 1993

In addition to the original community in Northampton, MA, Windhorse has locations in Portland, OR, and San Luis Obispo, CA.

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