Parents looking for higher-level mental health care for their child now have additional options. Hillside®, a longstanding leader in the field of youth and family mental health services in Atlanta, is offering both intensive in-home and virtual intensive outpatient therapy in Savannah and Macon.
Both options provide greater clinical structure than regular once-a-week outpatient therapy. Hillside clinicians utilize components of dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), a type of psychotherapy focusing on building skills for mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.
“Hillside strives to meet the needs of our clients and their families where they are,” says program manager Kendra Phoumivong. “Being able to offer in-home and virtual therapy allows us to do just that.”
Hillside has been providing community-based mental health services since 1998 and Intensive In-Home Therapy since 2015. Intensive In-Home Therapy is an individualized therapeutic wraparound for ages 5 to 25, and the goal is to stabilize the client by working with them in the home, community, and school. This typically includes four hours of customized therapy per week. Additionally, the therapist provides 24-7 phone support and coaching. Hillside works to ensure each family is connected with an outpatient provider of mental health services and will work in tandem with them.
The Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program is designed for participants ages 13 to 17. This six-week program consists of 12 hours of online group work each week, occurring 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Clients also receive weekly individual and family therapy, psychiatric consultation, and medication management. Participants have access to 24-7 crisis calls and coaching.
“Hillside specializes in working with young people who need more than standard outpatient therapy,” explains Phoumivong. “After researching the youth mental health needs in our state, we’re thrilled to be able to offer services previously unavailable in both Savannah and Macon.”
For more information regarding Hillside’s therapeutic services in Savannah and Macon, call 404-875-4551.