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The Gables

604 5th Street SW, Rochester, Minnesota, 55902
The Gables is located near downtown Rochester in Southeast Minnesota. A residential treatment facility dedicated to women 18 years of age and above, supporting their journey through recovery from chemical dependency/addiction. The Gables offers comprehensive and specialized treatment programs in a caring and nurturing environment. Our goal is to nurture and treat the whole woman: body, mind and spirit.

Facility Highlights

  • Group Therapy
  • Self-Esteem Development
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy


  • Family Program

    Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
  • Eating Disorder Treatment

    Many mental health professionals view eating disorders (including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder, along with other dysfunctional eating patterns) as a food addiction – in that food is used in ways other than as fuel or a source of pleasure. Some, but not all, addiction treatment programs include eating disorder treatment as part of the service menu. Also, an eating disorder may be a dual-diagnosis or a co-occurring disorder with drug or alcohol addiction.

Facility Settings

  • Residential Neighborhood

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Located in Rochester, Minn., The Gables offers residential treatment for adult women who are struggling with substance misuse and co-occurring disorders. Care is offered at various intensities, but all programming is intended for women who have sought treatment elsewhere but not achieved sobriety.

According to a 2017 SAMHSA survey, residential programs are offered at 36.5 percent of rehabs in Minnesota while women-specific programming is available at 42.1 percent of rehabs in the state.


Prior to beginning treatment, clients meet with admissions staff to determine the most appropriate course of treatment and coordinate financial arrangements. Treatment is offered at high, medium, and low intensities, the last of which is similar to halfway housing.

The Gables uses the disease-model approach to treating addiction and considers the whole person when creating a treatment plan. Group therapy is the center’s primary treatment method, though individual counseling is available. Therapy topics include relationships and co-dependency, self-esteem and mental health concerns, body image and nutrition, sober living and parenting skills, and relapse prevention.

Although the therapeutic focus follows the 12-step model, the program also utilizes dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), a treatment modality offered at 59 percent of rehabs in Minnesota.

Families are involved in treatment through the center’s family program, which employs consulting therapists who run lectures, discussion groups, and counseling sessions.


Staff at the Gables includes a medical director, a psychologist, a consulting psychiatrist, and a dietician, as well as licensed chemical dependency counselors, chemical dependency technicians, nurses, and spirituality consultants.


While in treatment, clients reside in a four-story, English Tudor mansion built in 1912. The home accommodates up to 30 women at a time, (the average number of designated beds at rehabs in Minnesota is 29, according to a 2017 SAMHSA survey) and includes furnished lounge areas and an outdoor patio. An on-site chef prepares three meals a day, which are served family style. Clients sleep in twin beds and share bedrooms with up to two other residents.


The eight alumni polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided mixed reviews. The three alumni that left positive feedback highlighted the center’s homelike environment, the value of all-female treatment, and the quality of the counselors. “My favorite thing was that I never once felt like I was being talked down to. Rather, I felt like I was talking to equals, educated women who genuinely cares about me and my success,” alum A. wrote in a representative review.

The four alumni polled on more granular metrics gave generally positive ratings concerning the facility's staff members and the facility's cleanliness.

Cleanliness: 5/5
Staff Experience and Training: 3.5/5

The five remaining alumni reviews submitted to Rehabs.com ranged from neutral to negative. Several alumni complained about the staff, which they characterized as rude and unconcerned, noting the center’s high turnover rate. “A staff member was rude and treated me like the scrum of the earth…I was tossed around between the remaining two councelors and it all felt so not personal,” wrote alum R.B. in a representative review.

Reviews on third-party sites were also mixed. On Google, where nine individuals provided an average rating of 4.3 out of five stars, reviews were mostly positive mixed.[1] On CiteHealth, however, reviews were far more negative.[2] Four reviewers on the site contributed to an average rating of just 1.5 out of five stars.


M.A.K., the one staff member surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing, noted that they would recommend the facility to others. They gave the overall quality of the center’s care five stars, highlighted the “great food” and “beautiful home,” telling Rehabs.com that “everything is awesome there.”


According the facility's website, the Gables accepts self-pay and most insurance and government funding, including Rule 25 Assessment. Potential clients should be aware that full physicals, psychiatric evaluations, and transportation services are not part of the core treatment package and may result in additional fees.

[1] GoogleReviews
[2] http://citehealth.com/rehab-centers/minnesota/cities/rochester-city-in-olmsted-county/gables#reviews

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