Hillside’s Outpatient Mental Health Services

In our effort to serve children struggling with mental health and behavioral disorders throughout the Metro Atlanta community, we’re excited to offer more intensive outpatient mental health services which includes home-based treatment options.


Experience DBT Day Program


Intensive In-Home Therapy


Community Intervention Program

Why Choose Outpatient Mental Health Treatment?

While Hillside is proud to offer the best residential treatment for youth and teens in Georgia, sometimes outpatient behavioral health services are a better option depending on your child’s needs. When children or adolescents are struggling with mental illness or behavioral concerns, the treatment they receive must be individualized at the most appropriate level of care. When the client’s symptoms and behaviors are not so severe as to require acute hospitalization or residential treatment, engaging in outpatient mental health treatment is usually the best course of action. In general, we want clients to be able to engage in treatment in the least restrictive level of care.

At Hillside, we believe that effective treatment involves the family unit. We find that providing treatment to clients and their families, while they are still engaged in their daily lives, often increases the client’s ability to generalize the skills in the real world setting. Our outpatient mental health services address our client’s needs by providing evidence-based and innovative therapy in setting which are less restrictive than hospitals or residential treatment settings.

In our outpatient treatment programs, our mental health clinicians can work to develop individualized treatment plans to address the unique needs of each client and family in the presence of the stressors and triggers of their daily living.

Our Outpatient Mental Health Treatment Options

We find that there is often a gap in treatment options for children and adolescents between regular outpatient therapy and inpatient or residential treatment. When once or twice a week therapy isn’t enough to address the problems but out-of-home treatment, such as hospitalization or residential treatment, seems to drastic, one of Hillside’s outpatient options may be the perfect solution. When your child participates in one of our outpatient mental health therapy programs, your child continues to live at home and receives more intensive level of treatment than regular outpatient therapy services. We believe your family will truly benefit from the expertise of our highly-trained clinicians as they offer a variety of outpatient services, including:

  • Experience DBT: By far our most intensive outpatient option, this six-week day program focuses on comprehensive and intensive DBT treatment to help our clients learn how to manage and understand their emotions, extend compassion for others as well as themselves, and maintain positive relationships.
  • Intensive In-Home Therapy: This outpatient option allows clients to meet with one of our clinicians at home, school or another location in the community rather than in an office setting. Our goal is to provide therapy and support services for your child as well as the rest of your family.
  • Community Intervention Program: If your child continues to struggle even after receiving care in residential treatment, this service provides intensive support to help stabilize your family unit, accelerate progress and improve positive outcomes without unnecessary hospitalization.

Contact the Best Outpatient Mental Health Treatment Center in Atlanta

Not all outpatient behavioral health services are the same. At Hillside, we incorporate the most effective and innovative treatment modalities to ensure each child receives the mental health care he or she needs. We understand that mental health issues impact the entire family. We are here, not only for our clients but to assist parents with achieving a healthy family living situation.

If you would like to learn more about our outpatient mental health services, we invite you to fill out our online contact form or call our admissions department to speak to one of our compassionate specialists.

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