Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Hillside is known for continuously implementing the most effective therapies and tools available to help the children and families in our care. Thanks to the generous grants from the Jesse Parker Williams Foundation, we have been able to train our staff in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and continue with the training annually since 2005.

DBT is a unique, specialized form of cognitive behavioral therapy. As a comprehensive treatment, DBT has been successfully proven to help decrease self-injurious behaviors, mood instability, chaotic relationships, anger and impulsive behaviors. Also DBT helps improve the understanding of personal boundaries and relationships, and how to better deal with conflicting or painful emotions. The aim is to decrease disruptive and self-injurious behaviors. Hillside is one of the first residential facilities in the southeast that has their therapists Intensively Trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Along with our Licensed therapists being Intensively Trained, all Hillside staff at all levels go thru DBT training upon orientation and ongoing annually. The campus is saturated in the DBT and it is part of our day, every day. Our desire is to teach the children and families the DBT Skills to cope with behaviors together so that the child returns home and maintains in the home.

Hillside is now offering Outpatient DBT at Hillside DBT located in Buckhead.

Our new Outpatient Clinic, Hillside DBT located in Buckhead Atlanta provides DBT Individual, Skills Group and Family Therapy. Also Parent Workshops and DBT Trainings will be offered.

All services at Hillside DBT are self pay only and we do not bill insurance. 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. 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. Check us out at www.HillsideDBT.org For a quick introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents, check out this quick informative video. What the heck is DBT?

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