Skyland Trail, Treatment Center in Atlanta

Skyland Trail

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Skyland Trail

Year Business Started:   1989
License/Accreditation Information: Skyland Trail is accredited by the Joint Commission and has received the Joint Commission National Quality Gold Seal of Approval since 1995.Skyland Trail's residential communities are licensed by the state of Georgia.
Billing and Insurance:

Fees: The total cost of treatment will vary depending on the level of care needed and the amount of time required to complete therapy. Over a typical treatment period of 4 months, most people use a combination of private pay and insurance benefits to cover the costs of program fees and professional services. Medicare and Medicaid do not cover our services at any level of care. We accept private payment only for our residential treatment program, and our residential daily program fee is $950. Our nonresidential programs, including our day treatment and intensive outpatient programs are covered by a number of insurance companies. Our day treatment program daily program fee is $500. Most clients who begin in our residential level of care transition to a nonresidential level of care as their symptoms and skills improve.


Atlanta, Georgia 30329

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Skyland Trail provides residential care and day treatment for adults who have been diagnosed with psychiatric issues. Our therapeutic approach is integrative, holistic and powerful—combining the best strategies and techniques from a number of evidence-based treatments. We help the people in our care reclaim their lives.

About Our Center

Skyland Trail is a nonprofit, nationally recognized mental healthcare facility for adults. We help people with complex and comorbid mental health issues. A typical person in treatment may have primary cognitive or emotional challenges, along with co-occurring issues such as substance dependency or anxiety.

We offer a unique continuum of care with deliberate step-downs and reintegration points. Our continuum includes residential care, day treatment, intensive outpatient, independence coaching, and transitional housing. Clients participate in our treatment program an average of 4 months. We provide graduated support as you progress through our levels of care and return to independent living.

Preparing for a Life Worth Living

An individualized treatment plan and multidisciplinary treatment team will help you be the architect for the life you want to live. Our team of experts will help you take important steps toward independent living – including improving relationships with family and friends, returning to school or work; making meaningful connections in your community; and solidifying nutrition, exercise, and self-care into your daily routine.

Not One-Size-Fits-All

Skyland Trail offers a tailored mix of evidence-based and supportive therapies to help clients reclaim their lives. Clients engage with a specialized treatment team, peer support group, and structured schedule based on their diagnoses, symptoms and self-defined goals. Specialized teams include:
• Young Adults with First Episode Psychosis
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
• Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
• Social Integration.

A Dual Diagnosis program is offered as an additional area of focus across all specialized teams for clients with substance use challenges. In addition to receiving care from specialized professionals, this individualized approach allows clients to be part of a consistent peer group, kind of like a "homeroom," where they can build trust and support one another.

Holistic Path to Wellness

In addition to expert psychiatric treatment, the holistic path to wellness at Skyland Trail includes music, art and horticultural therapy, workforce and school readiness, primary care services, family therapy, and healthy living and nutrition coaching. This integrated approach helps clients make a series of changes – from healthier eating, to better sleep, to new self-care strategies – that collectively add up to a healthier, happier life.

A typical week includes:
• one-on-one sessions with your psychiatrist and your counselor
• a daily diagnosis-based core group
• exploring nature as therapy in our greenhouse and gardens
• classroom-style education on topics like stress management and assertiveness coaching
• playing instruments or just humming along in music therapy
• peer support groups focused on topics like sobriety or processing grief
• working with clay or other materials in art therapy
• mindfulness and meditation groups
• CBT and DBT skills groups
• off-campus community outings
• sports and fitness activities
• cooking and consultation with our dietician
• vocational groups focused on returning to school, work, or volunteer activities in the community
• and other specialized group therapy sessions.

We offer a structured schedule of more than 125 groups each week in addition to individualized sessions and community-based activities.

By helping you define who you are and who you want to be in addition to helping you develop practical skills for managing your mental illness, we give you the best chance at stopping the cycle of repeat hospitalizations and sustaining your recovery.

Respectful, Age-Appropriate Residences

Specialized and respectful facilities offer age-appropriate socialization and support. Emerging and college-age adults ages 18 to 26 stay in our 32-bed Young Adult Treatment Center on the Rollins Campus (opening fall 2016). Mid-career and older adults begin treatment at Skyland Trail South Residential Campus. All of our residential communities are unlocked, voluntary facilities, and feature private bedrooms and bathrooms.

Proven Results

Skyland Trail also is a trailblazer in the area of patient outcomes research. Our robust outcomes and research program employs evaluative instruments considered to be the gold standard in the mental health field to measure the effectiveness of our treatment programs. Outcome data confirm that patients who complete the treatment program at Skyland trail return to their communities with reduced symptoms and improved skills to purse more independent and productive lives.

No two paths to mental wellness are exactly the same, nor should they be. Discover your path to wellness at Skyland Trail.

Treatment and Services Offered:

  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Residential Treatment

Accepted Age Groups:

  • Adults

Specific Populations Treated:

young adults ages 18 to 25, adults ages 18 to 65 and older, LGBTQ adults, transgender adults, executives, first episode

Types of Therapy Offered:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Music Therapy

Concerns Treated:

  • Abuse / Survivors of Abuse
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Cyclothymia
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • LGBTQ Issues / Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

Languages Accomodated:

  • English

Facility Amenities:

  • Culinary and Dining Services
  • Dining Hall or Cafeteria
  • Fitness Center
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music Therapy
  • On-Site Social Events
  • Organized Outings
  • Visitation Hours

Setting (outpatient / inpatient):

  • Adult Residential
  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment
  • Partial Hospitalization (Day Treatment)
  • Psychiatric Residential
  • Young Adult Residential

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