Behavioral and Mental Health Services

Healing Care for the Whole Person

At St. Mary’s Health System, we believe in providing holistic, healing care for individuals in need. As one of New England’s leading behavioral healthcare facilities, we specialize in transforming lives and guiding them towards a future filled with hope, happiness, and improved mental well-being.

Our dedicated team at is committed to delivering compassionate, patient-centered care to children, adolescents, and adults. We offer a wide range of comprehensive programs tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual. Whether it’s in the comforting environment of our hospital, or through our outpatient services, we strive to provide the highest quality of care and support to promote lasting recovery and overall wellness.

Behavioral Emergency Department

The Behavioral Emergency Department is a state-of-the-art facility built with separate child and adult treatment areas and is one of the only unique dynamic services of its kind in Maine built solely to provide the safest, most comforting, patient and family experience in a time of crisis. The Behavioral Emergency Department was designed and tailored by our patients and families, with St. Mary’s and our Patient and Family AdvisoryCouncils.

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Connecting Hearts, Healing Minds: A Community Approach to Mental Health

We provide an extensive array of mental health services. Our philosophy is grounded in the belief that individuals grappling with mental illness or substance abuse disorder are ordinary people facing a common, resolvable obstacle — and we’re here to help.


Community Clinical Services (CCS) is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).

Community Clinical Services (CCS) Outpatient Counseling (OPC) has a large team of skilled and compassionate clinical counselors that offer mental health services and substance abuse treatment. Our team of professionals have experience in both brief counseling intervention therapy and longer-term counseling models. In a confidential setting, psychiatric professionals from various disciplines can assist individuals, couples and families with a variety of services and resources tailored to their specific problems and needs.  Our skilled team offers an array of expertise in short-term and longer-term therapy models to best serve each patient’s needs.

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CCS Psychiatry has a large team of Psychiatric Health Professionals (MDs and PMHNPs) to provide patient-centered psychiatric care and medication management to children, adults and seniors. We have providers that specialize in children, adults and substance use disorders. Many of our providers also work at the St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center’s in-patient behavioral health program, so they can follow patients throughout a broader continuum of care.

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Opened in December 2021, St. Mary’s state of the art Behavioral and Mental Health Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Unit provides patients and their families a safe, secure welcoming environment to receive treatment and therapy for a psychiatric illness or disorder.  LEARN MORE>

St. Mary’s Adolescent Behavioral Unit serves patients between the ages of 12 and 17.  Patients are admitted to the inpatient unit when they require a safe setting and are not appropriate for less restrictive alternatives. We provide short term crisis stabilization for youth with a variety of psychiatric diagnoses including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD and psychotic disorders. LEARN MORE>

Substance use and addiction pertains to a complex condition that can have deep psychological roots and is influenced by one’s environment and genetics. Often this involves the use or uncontrolled use of one or more harmful substances such as alcohol, tobacco and/or prescriptions or illicit drugs. The use of these substances is usually triggered by a need and escape from discomfort and pain, whether physical or emotional. Fortunately, with prescribed treatment to address behavioral and mental health issues, patients can recover from addiction to harmful substances.

St. Mary’s offers outpatient treatment for substance use and addiction through its affiliation with Community Clinical Services (CCS), a Federally Qualified Health Center and full-service behavioral health practice.


St. Mary’s offers a full range of substance use and addiction treatment options in a positive and safe environment for patients and families.  LEARN MORE>

School Based Health Centers help children succeed in school and in life by keeping them healthy and ready to learn. We believe by focusing on promoting healthy lifestyles and identifying illnesses early on, we can help prevent more serious illnesses later. By delivering quality health care to adolescents and children in their school environments, we are making health care available to many children who otherwise would not have access to it.

School Based Health Centers is a department of Community Clinical Services. LEARN MORE>

The Renaissance School is a confidential, coeducational, nonreligious setting serving children in grades K – 8.  It is a small, intensive treatment and education environment for children who are not able to attend or be served by their local public school system.  The school provides a therapeutic and safe space in which all other interventions and supports occur.  The staff can manage and treat many difficult behaviors, reducing the need for children to be sent home early or suspended or expelled. LEARN MORE>

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