Recovery In Shared Experiences (RISE)
Cambridge Health Alliance
26 Central Street, Somerville MA 02143


Cambridge Health Alliance launched the RISE program in 2014 to provide evidence-based early intervention, in order to help teens and young adults build resiliency and skills vital to recovery. With group therapy (based on NAVIGATE model) as the foundation, RISE clients also receive individualized medication management, psychological assessment, peer and employment support, opportunities to hang out with each other before and after appointments in our Community Room, and other services as needed. RISE is well-integrated within the larger CHA network, including inpatient psychiatry (child and adult), emergency departments (with medical and psychiatric providers), primary care (pediatrics, family and internal medicine), and active presence in local communities and public schools.


Age: Approximately 15-30 years old
Diagnosis: Schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, psychosis NOS, or prodromal symptoms.
Primary Care: Must currently receive primary care (pediatrics, family or adult internal medicine) at CHA or be willing to transfer primary care to CHA in conjunction with joining RISE.  Before you disrupt any established care relationships, RISE staff will gladly speak with you to describe the program in more detail and offer advice on how you might proceed. 


Diagnostic services:
Psychiatric assessment
Neurological and neuropsychological testing

Treatment services:
Individual therapy
Group therapy
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Social skills training
Substance abuse counseling
Social milieu activities
Family education and engagement
Co-located primary care and lab
Employment and education support (new)
Peer Support Specialist (new)
Health education and wellness coaching


Insurance(s) accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, Health Safety Net, Harvard Pilgrim, Tufts, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and several other commercial plans.


For referrals: Madeline Kidd, (617) 591-6097
For clinical coordination: Esther Kletter, LICSW, (617) 591-6374