Questions about Referrals and Admissions?
Please contact an Admissions Coordinator:
Michelle Kelley, Ext 205
mkelley@hside.org
Chastity Banks, Ext 339
cbanks@hside.org
(404) 846-5118
Fax: (404) 892-1770

Who We Serve

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Hillside provides numerous treatment options for children and adolescents ages 7-21 experiencing difficulties with emotional and behavioral issues. Hillside’s primary treatment modality is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and our therapists are intensively trained in DBT. Additionally, all adjunct staff has extensive DBT training. Hillside will be one of the first residential treatment centers for children in GA certified in DBT when the national certification standards are approved.

Top DBT Treatment In Atlanta, GA

DBT is a cognitive behavioral psychotherapy originally developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan, Ph.D, ABPP in the late 1980s to treat women with borderline personality disorder. DBT effectiveness in helping people with severe mood dysregulation — having a low threshold for emotional arousal and requiring more time to de-escalate — lends itself as an incredibly effective treatment for helping broader population, beyond borderline personality disorder, who suffers from difficulty in emotion regulation. DBT has been generalized as a modality to treat clients with different diagnosis and demographics. At Hillside, we find success in using DBT with our teens and young adult clients.

Additional primary treatment modalities include cutting-edge specialty modalities such as Theraplay®, Horticulture Therapy, Therapeutic Drumming and Expressive Art. These are all evidence-based therapy options available as part of our residential treatment programs. Combining recreational activities with psychotherapy is the best way to help teens incorporate the strategies they learn into real-world situations. Our highly specialized staff recognize how important it is to understand the needs of the children and adolescents we serve, as well as their families and communities.

Youth Residential Treatment Centers

Children can face a variety of mental health challenges that are often exacerbated as they enter adolescence. Some of these issues can severely affect the child’s ability to learn and succeed in school, and some can even manifest as life-threatening behaviors which may include having suicidal thoughts and gestures. Parents can be blindsided and ill-equipped to deal with these situations on their own, and every child is different and faces different challenges on their way to adulthood.

Every child at Hillside follows a course of treatment specially designed for them and in the least restrictive program possible, which makes Hillside unique among residential treatment centers for teenagers. Our continuum allows children and their families to move along our programming of Residential, Day Programming/Partial Hospitalization and Outpatient services. Community Intervention Programs and Therapeutic Foster Care are available as needed.

 

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News & Info

Day Program Updates & Outings

Week of August 26th, 2019 This was the last week of our summer schedule and we covered the first week of distress tolerance, STOP, distract with ACCEPTS, self soothe and IMPROVE. The group had ice cream sundaes (thanks to Kimberly Young), made puffy slime, created...

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What to Know About LGBTQ+ Mental Health

For many of those in the LGBTQ+ community, mental health is a significant issue. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans adults are more than twice as likely to experience mental health conditions as...

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