Lahey Health Behavioral Services is a private, nonprofit agency that provides mental health counseling, addiction treatment and family and school-based services to residents in greater Boston, the North Shore and the Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts.

We serve adults, teens, families and children.

Services include outpatient mental health clinics; inpatient and outpatient treatment and prevention for drug and alcohol problems; school-based programs; and community education and prevention initiatives.

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Description of Services

How Can We Help You?

We provide a range of outpatient, inpatient and residential care, including mental health clinics; addiction treatment; family services; mobile crisis teams; psychiatric treatment and school-based programs for children and teens.

Here’s just a sampling of our services:

  • Outpatient Counseling — Depression, eating disorders, trauma, school-based student assistance
  • Children’s Behavioral HealthCSAs (community service agency), In-Home Therapy and Therapeutic Mentoring
  • Addiction Treatment — Outpatient and inpatient treatment and prevention for adults and teens
  • Inpatient psychiatric care
  • Psychiatric emergency services and psychiatric psychopharmacological care
  • Youth residential programs — and a specialized alternative day school

History of Lahey Health Behavioral Services

1958 — 11 visionary people from various towns on Boston’s North Shore founded the North Shore Committee on Alcoholism to educate the public about the disease of alcoholism and to increase treatment options on Boston’s North Shore.

Over the next 52 years, the organization built a fledgling system of care and helped to create a growing understanding of alcoholism and drug use as a treatable and chronic disease. Later, this non-profit was re-named CAB Health and Recovery Services (CAB).

As community needs changed and grew, services were expanded and diversified to include outpatient treatment, women and children’s programs, adolescent programs and HIV outreach and prevention for intravenous drug users. We also became part of Northeast Healthy System.

1971 — Health & Education Services, Inc. (HES) was established in Salem, Massachusetts as a small counseling center. Since that time, HES grew and diversified its services to families, individuals and children. By 2010, HES was one of the leading providers of human services in Massachusetts, to include primary prevention, outpatient treatment, emergency services, residential care, and substance abuse services.

2010CAB and HES merged to become one, single agency named Northeast Behavioral Health. The new agency has been named Northeast Behavioral Health. As a private, non-profit organization, Northeast Behavioral Health provides a broad range of high-quality services to individuals and families.

2013 — We joined Lahey Health, an integrated, multi-service healthcare system that serves the North Shore and Merrimack Valley. As part of Lahey Health, we changed our name to Lahey Health Behavioral Services.

Lahey Health Behavioral Services Leadership

Senior Leadership Team

  • Mary Anna Sullivan, M.D.
    Chief Medical Officer, Behavioral Services
  • Kevin P. Norton
    CEO
  • Jeffrey Eisen, MD
    Medical Director, Community-Based Services
  • Aine Greaney Ellrott, M.A.
    Director, Communications
  • Gary Gastman, Ph.D.
    VP Addiction Treatment Services
  • Barry Ginsberg, M.D.
    Medical Director, BayRidge Hospital
  • Art Mcleod
    VP of Finance
  • Satya R. Montgomery, LICSW, Ph.D.
    Vice President, Children and Youth Services
  • Jack Petras, MA, LMHC
    VP Emergency Services
  • Catherine Pietrzak, MBA
    VP Ambulatory Services
  • Harriet Scheft, MD
    Medical Director, Addiction Treatment Services
  • Cynthia Dodick Seyffert
    VP Human Resources
  • Michael Tarmey, RN, MS
    Director of Clinical Operations, Inpatient Services
  • Chris N. White, MBA
    Director, Information Technology
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