Intensive In-Home Program

Hillside’s Intensive In-Home Therapy provides mental health therapy and support services for children, teenagers, young adults, and their families in their own environment. The goal is to effectively meet the needs of the clients and their families where they are with creative and individualized therapeutic support. Our In-Home therapist will do whatever is clinically needed to help stabilize clients ages 6-24, along with their families, to prevent hospitalizations or ease the transition home from higher levels of care.

Parent Testimonial

“In home therapy services are brilliant and in an ideal world, would be the norm. The counseling provided to our daughter and support to the family was priceless. Our teen was spiraling (ran away, attempted overdose, was failing school, sabotaging family relationships, defiant). I never could have imagined we would be where we are now. Not perfect but our daughter has coping skills, we have a relationship, she has friendships and is passing school. We attribute this to the therapist’s help in our home…addressing issues in real time. We are eternally grateful.”

Intensive In-Home Therapy can support children as young as six, adolescents, college-age young adults, and their families. Our clients need more intensive therapy than regular outpatient services and can benefit from non-traditional therapeutic interventions in the home and in the community setting. Clients who have severe depression/anxiety or difficulties with completing routine daily activities, such a school, due to on-going psychiatric symptoms.

Most Intensive In-home Therapy clients have had minimal or no hospitalizations and do not meet medical necessity for residential treatment. Clients and families who need transitional support upon completion of treatment in more intensive treatment settings (residential or wilderness programs) or clients who have not been successful with traditional therapy are also appropriate for Intensive In-Home Program.

Clients remain at home with their family. Many clients continue to work with their regular outpatient therapists and/or psychiatrists, and receive additional support from a Hillside therapist. Hillside In-Home therapist will coordinate care with current providers, work with the clients and their families to give additional therapeutic support, and be available 24/7 for crisis and coaching needs.  The therapist usually works with the family for 3 months and vary the amount of time base on the client’s symptoms and family’s needs. Typical clients start with 4 hours per week of Intensive In-Home Therapy which is usually broken into 2-hour sessions, twice a week, and includes individual and family therapy. The main focus of treatment is to help the clients and families develop skills to manage emotions and behaviors in the real world.

This program includes:

  • 4 hours of therapy (Individual therapy and family therapy) per week
  • Care coordination with other providers
  • Experiential therapeutic interventions and DBT & parenting skills development
  • Access to your therapist 24/7 for crisis or coaching
  • Flexible schedule to fit your needs
  • Case management and aftercare planning

Parents are engaged in family therapy weekly and have the opportunity the parent DBT groups on Tuesday 4:00-5:30 p.m. and Family Psychoeducation groups every other Friday at noon via Zoom. The therapeutic support is individualized to each client/family need. Treatment can be in-person or done via telehealth.

Intensive In-Home Therapists are licensed masters-level clinicians who specialize in helping clients and family who may need a non-traditional approach to treatment. Using the principles of DBT, Positive Parenting Program (PPP), experiential therapeutic approach, and trauma-informed care, our clinicians individualize the treatment to meet each client where they are.

Q: Do you take insurance?

A: Intensive In-Home Therapy at Hillside is a benefit of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, ComPsych, Friday Health Plan, Healthscope, and Kaiser Permanente of Georgia. Amerigroup, CareSource, and Peachstate may cover treatment on a case-to-case basis. 

The program is also available via self-pay.

Q: What is the family involvement during treatment?

A:  Parents are engaged in family therapy weekly as well as the Caregiver DBT groups on Tuesdays 4:00-5:30 p.m. and Family Psychoeducation session every other Friday via Zoom.

Q: What about School?

A: Our therapists work around your schedule. Most of our clients in Intensive In-Home Therapy continues to go to school and participate in treatment outside of school hours.