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Hillside®, , Treatment Center in Atlanta
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Treatment Center

Hillside®: A Continuum of Care

Hillside® is a nationally recognized treatment facility for children and adolescents specializing in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT.) Hillside ® is the first child and adolescent residential treatment facility awarded the highly coveted and professionally respected DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Program(tm) (dbt-lbc.org). As one of Atlanta's oldest non-profit organization, our mission is to help children and families thrive by providing outstanding residential and community mental health services. Our programs focus on the strengths of our clients and their families and encourage the growth and improvement they need to navigate through life. Hillside® provides specialized cutting edge behavioral treatment through a continuum of care from outpatient therapeutic services to residential treatment with a multidisciplinary team of experts.

DBT Treatment for Children & Adolescents

Hillside® specializes in working with children and adolescents who are experiencing difficulties with emotional and behavioral issues. All of our clinicians have been intensively trained in DBT and continue to receive additional advanced trainings. Hillside is currently the only DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Program(tm) in the Southeast and the only child and adolescent residential treatment facility that is certified by the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification(tm) in the world. Hillside® utilizes specific DBT curriculum to fit the individualized needs of the client and families we serve. Our current program offers: DBT-A (DBT for adolescents,) DBT-C (DBT for children under age 12,) DBT-PE (DBT with Prolong-Exposure Protocol,) as well as Animal-Assisted DBT and Advanced Experiential DBT groups.

Multidisciplinary Expertise

Additional treatment services include specialty modalities such as Theraplay®, Recreational Therapy, Horticultural Therapy, Therapeutic Drumming, Expressive Art, Lifeforce Yoga and Animal Assisted Therapy. Our treatment team is comprised of board certified child and adolescent psychiatrists, highly skilled therapists, nurse practitioners along with an experienced team of nurses, certified teachers, and a registered dietitian. Our highly specialized staff recognize how important it is to understand the needs of the children and adolescents we serve, as well as the needs of their families. Our clients follow individualized courses of treatment specially designed for them and in the least restrictive program possible. Our fully accredited school is staffed with a team of highly qualified and certified teachers who are passionate about encouraging our clients to achieve their academic goals as well as gaining the skills to successfully manage their social and emotional needs.


  • License No. and State: 060-411 Georgia


  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • CareSource
  • Cenpatico
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Multiplan
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • WellCare
  • Out of Network
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Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: CARF International
  • Certificate Date: 2018
  • Certificate: DBT-Linehan Board of Certification™ / 51
  • Certificate Date: 2018

Hillside®'s Groups

DBT Skills Group

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. Five skills training modules are taught in DBT: Core mindfulness skills, Distress tolerance skills, Emotion regulation skills, Interpersonal effectiveness skills, and Walking the Middle Path - Skills for Families.

More about this group
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Mood Disorders
  • Self-Harming
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Borderline Personality Disorder or Traits
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Medication Management
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Suicidal Ideation

Client Focus

  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)

Programs and Services

Treatment Programs
  • Continuing Care
  • Depression
  • Psychiatric Residential
  • Residential Boarding School
  • Residential Inpatient
  • Small Residential Programs

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Animal Assisted Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family Systems
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Theraplay®
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group


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Last Modified: 23 May 2018