Satya Montgomery, Ph.D., LICSW, has been appointed Chief Clinical Officer of Westwood Lodge, a private psychiatric hospital with locations in Westwood and Lowell that provide child, adolescent, and adult inpatient mental health and partial hospitalization services. The hospital also manages in-home therapy and community support programs in the greater Lowell community that offer care for those at home and in other settings.
“I am truly honored to have the opportunity to lead such a dynamic, dedicated and talented team at Westwood Lodge and Lowell Treatment Center,” said Dr. Satya Montgomery. “I am looking forward to strengthening multiple programs by creating a trauma-informed culture leading evidence-based treatment options that achieve exceptional outcome.”
“With more than twenty years of experience, Dr. Montgomery’s deep understanding of how people from different backgrounds experience mental health issues will help our clinical care teams provide better treatment to our clients, especially with the large Cambodian population in Lowell,” said Dania O’Connor, CEO of Westwood Lodge.
Before joining Westwood Lodge, Dr. Montgomery served as the Vice President of Children and Youth Services at Lahey Health Behavioral Services in Danvers, where she managed the clinical integrity and sustainability of seven community-based programs, four residential programs, and one Special Educational School. Previously she served as Clinic Director at Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC) in Worcester and Community Service Agency Program Director at Bay State Community Services in Quincy. Her deep understanding of the Child Behavioral Health Initiative and a Wraparound Coach trained by Vroon Vanderberg, LLC, positions her well to be part of a senior leadership team dedicated to making Westwood Lodge and Lowell Treatment Center centers of excellence.
From 2004 to 2005 Montgomery served on the Governor’s Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence and was a member of the Immigrant/Refugee Domestic Violence Committee. She has worked with the Brockton Department of Mental Health to conduct trainings on domestic violence in immigrant communities and improve understanding of child sexual abuse in Cambodian, Asian-American, and Puerto Rican cultures.
Dr. Montgomery earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Manhattanville College and a Masters of Social Work with a clinical concentration at Fordham School of Social Services in New York. She received her Ph.D. from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work where her research focused on domestic violence in immigrant communities. Dr. Montgomery is currently pursuing an Executive MBA at the Sloan Management School of Business (MIT) on a part-time basis.
About Westwood Lodge
Westwood Lodge is a private psychiatric facility with 89 beds located in Westwood, Massachusetts. The hospital also manages Lowell Treatment Center, a 41 bed satellite in Lowell, Massachusetts. Programs provide a continuum of mental health services including 24-hour level of care evaluations, inpatient treatment for children, adolescents, and adults, partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient programs, and community services. Westwood Lodge is accredited by The Joint Commission and licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health.