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Acute Residential Psychiatric

Intensive Residential Treatment Program

Laurel Heights Hospital provides intensive residential psychiatric treatment for children ages 6–17 who struggle with severe and complex psychiatric behavioral difficulties that impact multiple areas of functioning.

Children and adolescents in residential treatment at Laurel Heights Hospital are placed within separate units based on their age, gender and treatment needs. This ensures that our programming can be tailored to each child’s specific developmental needs in addition to their individualized treatment issues.

Our treatment modalities include cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy (TFCBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills groups.

Treatment Focus

  • Mood disorders, including depression and bipolar symptoms
  • Self-injurious, disruptive and aggressive behaviors
  • Psychotic symptoms
  • Difficulties with impulse control and emotional regulation
  • Trauma symptoms
  • Technology-assisted learning
  • Daily living skills instruction and specialized community outings

Our Multidisciplinary Approach

Comprehensive care begins with our highly skilled staff. Together, they provide your child with a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. Our staff members include:

  • Board-certified and licensed child psychiatrists
  • Licensed therapists
  • Registered nurses
  • Certified recreational therapists
  • Certified vocational teachers
  • Consulting psychologist
  • Certified special education teachers

Educational Services

Youth in intensive residential treatment at Laurel Heights Hospital participate in educational programming through Laurel Heights Academy

We’re Here to Help

Laurel Heights Hospital’s professional staff are ready to help find the best treatment options for your child. Call 404-888-5475 for a no-cost, confidential assessment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.