Kit Harington, the “Game of Thrones” star who Page Six exclusively revealed secretly checked into luxury rehab for stress and alcohol use ahead of the show’s finale, is staying at Connecticut mental health retreat Prive Swiss, said a source.
The facility, where a 30-day stay costs up to $120,000, offers a private chef, a fitness studio, massages and, “is offered to only three clients at a time and includes all one-to-one services with ultra-private luxury accommodations.”
The spot, which author Augusten Burroughs has called the “Rolls-Royce of psychiatric treatment centers,” is popular with celebrities and Fortune 500 types.
Selena Gomez was spotted at the center last year and we’re told she completed similar treatment to Harington who we hear is undergoing “DBT therapy,” nutrition coaching, and mindful meditation.
According to a Prive Swiss site: “The goal of DBT is to transform negative thinking patterns and destructive behaviors into positive outcomes,” with key areas of focus including mindfulness, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.
Clients also learn distress tolerance, or, “how to cope with situations that cause stress and anxiety by reframing their thoughts, implementing self-soothing techniques, and understanding the present moment,” the site said.
Patients like Harington work alongside therapists to set “goals for themselves, incorporate activities they enjoy, and mindfully understand their process of struggle.”
A friend of the star’s told Page Six, “The end of ‘GoT’ really hit Kit hard …He realized ‘this is it — this is the end’, it was something they had all worked so hard on for so many years. He had a moment of, what next. He’s in the clinic predominantly for stress and exhaustion and also alcohol.”
Harington has been open about his struggle as the show turned him into a huge international star and admits he sought therapy after a twist in the script hit him especially hard.
He told Variety, “My darkest period was when the show seemed to become so much about Jon when he died and came back. When you become the cliffhanger of a TV show, and a TV show probably at the height of its power, the focus on you is f—–g terrifying. That was a time when I started therapy and started talking to people. I had felt very unsafe, and I wasn’t talking to anyone.”
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