Your turning point
Hillcrest treats teens suffering from mental health problems, eating disorders, and substance abuse using clinical, evidence-based therapies backed by expert research.
Dr. Sanjoy Sathpathy
Director of Education
Media Expressive Group Facilitator
Your child is never alone
Only six teens reside with us at any one time. Keeping the group small by design ensures each child receives an individualized treatment plan and the support they need to recover.
Set in the tropical foothills of Agoura Hills, California, your child will receive clinical treatment, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, complemented by holistic therapies such as psychodrama, expressive art therapy, poetry, yoga, dance, equine therapy and surfing.
At Hillcrest Adolescent Treatment Center, education and schooling are of utmost importance. Our ultimate goal is for family and school reunification and reintegration post rehabilitation. Your loved one’s schooling should not suffer or be affected in any negative way during treatment.
This well-rounded approach helps your teen reach a point of sustainable wellness, teaching them to deal with the stresses and strains of daily life in a positive way.
Teen behavioral health
Hillcrest is well equipped to provide individualized therapeutic treatment programs to address all types of teen mental health and trauma, and provide the support and guidance for your loved one and their ultimate healing
Teen mental health
Our expert can fully evaluate and treat teens with mood disorders and the other mental health disorders. We treat each case individually, focused on long term recovery rather than simply a short term or quick fix.
Your teen can and will recover - as these messages from our alumni demonstrate:
How we treat
At Hillcrest, you and your loved one participate in individual and family therapy sessions. The therapies are evidence based and clinical, combined with and supported by holistic and innovative methods. Some of the evidence-based therapies include family therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT).
Other innovative modalities therapies used in tandem with evidence based clinical therapies include – psychodrama, expressive art therapy, stress reduction, psychoeducation, yoga, aquatic therapy, fitness, life skills and equine therapy. A 12-step therapy program is also accessed when appropriate for some of the addiction disorders.