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Meghan Toomey
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(404) 846-5118
Fax: (404) 892-1770

Youth Outpatient Program at Hillside DBT

Hillside Offers Outpatient DBT at our Hillside DBT Outpatient Clinic in Atlanta.

Hillside DBT Clinic is one of the only DBT treatment centers in GA specializing in helping children, adolescents, and families who are having issues with adapting to change, working through conflict, or dealing with emotional distress. Helping clients cope with stress is our primary goal.

We achieve this by getting them to:

• Learn skills to be effective communicators and manage their behaviors
• Gain insight into their feelings and reactions to strong emotions
• Manage and maintain healthy relationships
• Prepare mentally and emotionally for high school and college
• Balance school and extracurricular activities
• Resolve family conflicts
• Overcome depression and anxiety
• Feel empowered to succeed in these highly competitive times

Our highly skilled and compassionate clinicians are ready to help our clients and their families reach their goals.

Outpatient Programs at Hillside

Hillside is proud to offer a phenomenal outpatient mental health clinic in Atlanta, Georgia that puts an emphasis on family involvement and togetherness. Our Outpatient DBT Clinic offers several treatment options for patients who do not need as much structure and supervision and who prefer services that work around their needs and availability.  We can create a custom schedule of outpatient services for your child that works to improve their symptoms and is delivered at convenient times of the day or evening.

Our unique outpatient programs are great for families who want their child to remain at home as an integral member of their family, while also receiving the behavioral services he or she needs to function better at home and at school. The amount of time spent at our mental health facility in Georgia depends on the type and amount of services your child requires.

Hillside Outpatient DBT Services

Empowering children, adolescents and parents with coping skills for surviving and thriving through the journey into and out of adolescence. We offer comprehensive treatment for kids with depression and anxiety.

Individual/Family Psychotherapy

DBT Trained therapists will provide individual DBT psychotherapy with the goal of motivating clients to stay in treatment and apply DBT skills to their personal lives.

Our therapists are also experienced in family therapy and can provide family sessions as needed, with the goal of helping families to integrate DBT into their daily lives and interactions with each other.

Skills Group Training

In separate groups for youth and parents, DBT Skills Training focuses on helping individuals to develop the coping skills they need to solve their own problems, achieve their desired goals and provide a new way of communication to help both parents and youth find a common ground.

5 skills training modules are taught in DBT:

  • Core mindfulness skills
  • Distress tolerance skills
  • Emotion regulation skills
  • Interpersonal effectiveness skills
  • Middle Path — Skills for Families

Additional Therapy Services

Do you feel like experiences pass you by? Do you feel like many thoughts are swimming in your head while you are trying to have a conversation with someone or pay attention in class? Do you feel like you are moving so fast through your day that you forget to breathe? Do you feel like the emotion you are feeling at any given moment will last for an eternity?

Research has shown that daily mindfulness practice has positive effects on reducing the impact of stress in people's lives that may be due to work, school, family, grief, feeling out of control anxiety, and depression.

Our therapists have been trained on how to incorporate this into their own daily practice and can assess clients on an individual basis to determine need for utilizing theses strategies within the individual therapy session.


Do you feel out of sync with your child? Do you want to connect better with your teen and preteen? Do you want to help your child feel more connected to you? Does your child benefit more from doing rather than talking? Does your child need help with regulating emotions, peer relationships, self-esteem or with developing a sense of who they are?

Theraplay is an experiential based therapy that can be implemented in a group setting or with the family, depending on where the needs of the child are. This mode of treatment is a therapist directed form of playful engagement that works to enhance one’s sense of self, provide opportunities for shared joy with others, improve affective and emotion regulation and increase attunement with others.

Outpatient Mental Health Services That Come to You

Hillside’s Community Intervention Program gets out into the Metro Atlanta community to offer support to children and families in their own home. A team of specialists works with each family to develop a treatment plan to help achieve your goals for your child and your family.

The community intervention teams work tirelessly to help families stay together and prevent out of home placements such as hospitalization. Following residential treatment, a child may struggle to reintegrate into the family and heal from old dynamics that did not work. Hillside is there to capitalize on the strengths of the family to provide services that help the family reach its goals.

Delivering services in the home is the best way Hillside can support children as they transition home after residential treatment or to prevent residential treatment or out of home placement. By targeting habits that caused problems for the family in the past, the community intervention team helps the family make the necessary changes and acquire the needed understanding of each other so everyone can thrive.

Leading DBT Outpatient Treatment Center

The outpatient treatment center provides dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) for children and their parents. We help children dealing difficult emotions working through conflict and adapting to change to reduce their stress. We teach communication and behavior management skills through the DBT model, which is highly effective at facilitating positive change.

Hillside DBT uses DBT methods to help children prepare for high school or college and overcome anxiety and depression. We help them maintain healthy interpersonal relationships and learn to balance academics with extracurricular activities.

Learn More About Outpatient Mental Health Services

The outpatient services Hillside provides are great for families to come on a schedule that is convenient for them. You and your child will progress at your own pace with the support from Hillside’s outpatient services.

Hillside is the leader in mental health services for children and teens in the Atlanta, GA area. We provide a full array of treatment options for your child who is struggling with behavioral or emotional issues. Contact us today. We will work with you on understanding what services might best meet the needs of your child and how we can help support your family.

Payment Options at Hillside DBT Outpatient Clinic

Hillside’s outpatient DBT clinic is not contracted with insurance and is considered as an out-of-network provider. We operate as a self-pay clinic and do not bill insurance for services on your behalf. Our clinicians will provide you with a claim form with the required information for you to submit to your insurance company for out-of-network benefits. Our clinicians will provide you with a claim form with the required information for you to submit to your insurance company for out-of-network benefits.

Hillside will work with you to help ensure you receive any applicable benefits you are entitled to from your insurance company for services provided at Hillside. Insurance companies vary widely on reimbursement for out-of-network benefits for behavioral health services. We advise you consult directly with your insurance company regarding your benefits.

Patients are responsible for payment of all services from Hillside DBT Outpatient Clinic at the time of service. Notifying your insurance company or requesting pre-authorization for anticipated service at Hillside may streamline the reimbursement process. We accept cash, credit/debit cards, checks, and payment through Health Savings or Flex Spending Accounts.

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