Hillcrest Adolescent Treatment Center

Hillcrest, located in Agoura Hills, California provides teen mental health, behavioral health and addiction treatment services. We focus on teen recovery.

Hillcrest Adolescent Treatment Center, located in Agoura Hills, California provides residential mental health, behavioral health and drug addiction treatment for teenagers.

Though both introverts and extroverts can suffer from mental illness, introverts are more susceptible to depression than extroverts or ambiverts.

Overthinking and social seclusion make introverts more prone to depression symptoms. These thinking processes are often focused on their frailties and as a result, they tend to develop a low self-esteem.

If you have a depressed teen, we can help: https://www.hillcrestatc.com/teen-treatment/depression-teen-mood-disorder-tmd/


Teen Childhood Trauma Disorder

Childhood trauma may impair the normal functioning of a teenager. It's important to tackle trauma issues immediately to avoid further problems down the road. Click below to read common symptoms and to learn more. #teentraumadisorder #knowthesigns

hillcrestatc.com Teen Childhood Trauma Disorder As a child matures he/she may witness and experience numerous things that may affect him/her both positively and negatively. If a child suffers trauma or abuse in the early formative years, this may have a long-lasting and far-reaching effects on his/her normal develop...


What to Consider When Seeking Therapy for your Teen

Today's teens deal with social media pressure and society pressures to look and act a certain way. #teentherapy

hillcrestatc.com It has to be hard to be a teenager these days. While we all were teenagers at one point in our lives, it is most likely that we remember all of the good times. We remember prom, barbeques with our friends, late study nights at the library, and graduation, among many other things.


Teen Alcohol Abuse: 5 Stressful Signs

Teen alcohol abuse has become a tragic element of our society’s evolution and a very real threat to the safety of teenagers in the United States. #alcoholism #alcoholabuse #teenaddiction

hillcrestatc.com Teen alcohol abuse has become a tragic element of our society's evolution and a very real threat to the safety of teenagers in the United States. Teens today are drinking just as much, if not more than, the generations prior. In fact, a majority of teens will have tried alcohol at least


Teen Stress: The Triggers and How to Keep It in Check

According to the American Psychological Association, 40% of individuals surveyed in a recent study reported feeling angry or irritable due to teen stress, while over 30% felt anxious, sad, or depressed.

hillcrestatc.com The teen years are fraught with emotional highs and lows that can be overwhelming for both teens and their parents. According to the American Psychology Association (APA), 40% of individuals surveyed in a recent study reported feeling angry or irritable due to teen stress, while over 30% felt anxiou...


5 Good Mental Health Apps For Your Teen

While there is no real substitute for professional #counseling or #therapy for mental health issues, more clinicians are starting to recommend mobile apps as a tool to aid in treating their patients. #mentalhealth #mobileapps

hillcrestatc.com Mental health problems such as anxiety and depression are on the rise amongst teenagers, and finding ways to help young people to overcome the challenges that those conditions raise and improve their emotional well-being is an ongoing concern amongst clinicians and parents alike. While there is no r...


Social Anxiety and School: 7 Survival Steps

If you are so self-conscious that you can’t speak in class and struggle to make friends in school, your social anxiety needs to be addressed. #socialanxiety #anxiety

hillcrestatc.com Social anxiety, sometimes known as social phobia, can be very difficult to cope with at any time in life and requires careful management. However, for young people who are still in school, it can be especially hard to handle as the isolating nature of the disorder. Social anxiety is


PTSD and Teenagers: 5 Causes of PTSD

#PTSD triggers often include accidents, physical violence, wars, natural disasters, and abuse.

hillcrestatc.com Most people experience some traumatic events in their life from time to time, and this includes children and teenagers. Some experts believe that up to 40% of adolescents and children will go through a minimum of one traumatic event at some point in their lives, but while the majority of people boun...


Narcissism and Your Teen

Could your #teen possibly have Narcissistic Personality Disorder? Click below to learn more.

hillcrestatc.com Teens, as part of their natural behavior, seek attention as they are trying to find their way in the world. They are discovering their skills and talents, and when they find something that they are good at, they often want to share it with others. On top of increasing independence that parents are


Summer Mental Health Care For Your Teen

It is imperative that parents help their #teens find worthwhile and engaging activities to prevent declines in mental health over the #summer months. #mentalhealth

hillcrestatc.com With summertime comes time at the beach, fun in the sun, and hanging out with friends. But for teenagers struggling with mental health issues, especially those who avoid social settings, it can mean a summer spent in front of an electronic device, sleeping far more than what is healthy, and other po...

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The Real Face of Bullies and How to Deal With Them

Bullying can lead to mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and thoughts of suicide. #bullying #bullies #mentalhealth

hillcrestatc.com Facing Bullies: Deal with the Problem by Confronting Tolerating bullies on a regular basis can take a serious toll on someone's mental health. Teens are often especially sensitive to being mistreated. Name-calling, manipulation or even physical abuse are just some of the ways your child may be suffe...

Our team at Hillcrest is comprised of doctoral level medical healthcare professionals, mental healthcare specialists, mental health therapists, and a range of support and activities’ staff. Each member brings stellar experience, education, and proactive care to our Hillcrest home and programs.



Supporting Your Teen's Mental Health as a Parent

As a #parent, it can be difficult to differentiate between what is considered normal teenage behavior and what is considered a mental health issue.

hillcrestatc.com Ways to Nurture Your Teen's Mental Health Mental health is something that can be very difficult to deal with when your teen is growing up. Many parents may feel like the mental issues that their teens are going through are simply just teenage outbursts. It can be difficult to delineate between outbu...

While grocery shopping together, challenge your teen to help someone in need with their grocery bags or cart. #randomactsofkindness #mondaymotivation


Addiction Recovery for Teens

As soon as the problem has been recognized, it is essential that parents, in consultation with therapists and physicians, get help for the teen addict. #teen #treatmentcenter #california #recovery #addiction

hillcrestatc.com Addiction is not just an adult problem, especially because most adult addicts started abusing substances during their teen years. Despite the best efforts of parents, teachers, and law enforcement, teens have relatively easy access to alcohol and drugs. Whether through friends or adults willing to p...

🍴Featured Dish 🍴Pictured here, Garlic Honey Salmon, White Rice and Broccoli. #FeaturedDish

Happy Father's Day from Hillcrest Adolescent Treatment Center! #fathersday #happyfathersday

Hillcrest Adolescent Treatment Center works directly with your teen and values the distinct abilities and character traits that each teen brings to the program.

We help guide your teenager through these challenging times, and create a healthy balance for him/her so that healthy behaviors become natural in your teens recovery for years to come.


Teen Schizophrenia Disorder

Let's talk about Teen Schizophrenia Disorder

Teen schizophrenia disorder is a severe psychotic condition that may occur in the late teens or early adulthood. This brain disorder directly affects how a teen observes the world, thinks, responds and behaves. A teen with schizophrenia experiences difficulty differentiating between reality and fantasy

Learn more: https://www.hillcrestatc.com/teen-treatment/teen-schizophrenia-disorder/

This week, challenge your teen to give a compliment to a stranger. #randomactsofkindness

Encourage your teen to spend time outside in the fresh air throughout their summer break. Not only will the extra exercise help work off excessive energy, an overabundance of sunlight also has a very positive effect on the psyche not just for those with mental illness but for all of us. #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness

The most commonly misused prescription drugs are opioid pain relievers such as OxyContin® and Vicodin®, and other medicines to reduce anxiety such as Xanax®, Valium®, and stimulants such as Ritalin® and Adderall®.

At Hillcrest, prescription drug addition treatment is guided by expert mental healthcare professionals and therapists who are committed to the long-lasting and sustained healing of each patient, both during and post treatment.

Hillcrest is very lucky to have Roxana Esquivel as our Executive Chef. Her 10+ years of industry experience shows in her creative and delicious dishes served to many patients' delight. Pictured here, is a seared Ahi Tuna tower topped with fried garlic and ginger with a spicy mayo drizzle and eel sauce. #FeaturedDish

Memorial Day is a time to honor, reflect, and remember those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. 🇺🇸 #MemorialDay #HappyMemorialDay

We invite you to open the doors and take a tour of Hillcrest.
Visit: https://www.hillcrestatc.com/the-experience/our-facility/

The truth is everyone has bad days. However, some people's bad days last longer than others.

This is the story of Alicia. A young teen who in her short life has experienced anxiety, setbacks, suicide attempts, and misery: https://yourteenmag.com/health/teenager-mental-health/teen-anxiety-alicias-story

Teen Panic Disorders

Let's talk about Panic Disorders.

In any one-year period, about 2-3 percent of people will have Panic Disorder. Although anyone can develop Panic Disorder, rates are higher among family members of people with Panic Disorder or other anxiety disorders. Panic attacks may begin in childhood or the early teen years, although Panic Disorder usually begins in late adolescence or early adulthood.

Learn more: https://www.hillcrestatc.com/teen-treatment/teen-panic-disorder/

NAMI: "1 in 5 people will be affected by mental illness in their lifetime." All month long, take the time to show you care about mental health. Start by extending a listening ear to someone who needs it or by asking questions to display empathy. #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth

Yes. Hillcrest is an inpatient residential facility for teenagers. Your teen will stay with us and will be placed into the best recovery program, suited best for them.



After visiting our treatment center for ASD, we transformed this young man from depressed to a much happier state.
Teen Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) is an overpowering sense of stress, panic and fear that appear after witnessing a traumatic event. Due to a specific traumatic event, where a teen may experience serious injury, or threat of death or physical abuse, symptoms of teen ASD may be triggered. Generally teen ASD occurs within a month of the traumatic incident. The symptoms may last for three days up to one month. These symptoms include interruption, avoidance, detachment and negative mood swings.

Give our experienced team a call at 800-275-1707. We'd be happy to answer your questions.

Formerly addicted to drugs and alcohol, Tom Hardy is proud of being sober for 13 years. #SuccessStory

In other words, grow through what you go through. #Quotes #ArnoldSchwarzenegger

4,300 underage deaths are caused by excessive drinking each year. #AlcoholAwarenessMonth

Falafel sandwich with a lemon dill vinaigrette salad made by our fabulous chef Roxy

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Mental health problems are on rise among American teens and young adults, study finds

Mental health problems are on rise among American teens and young adults, study finds


latimes.com The percentage of American teens and young adults experiencing suicidal thoughts and other mental health disorders has grown over the last decade.

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As Kids Get Hooked on Vaping, Parents Are Desperate for Treatment That Doesn't Exist

As Kids Get Hooked on Vaping, Parents Are Desperate for Treatment That Doesn't Exist


time.com "It’s an epidemic because there’s no help."

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Sexual Risk Behavior of Drug-Addicted Adolescents

Sexual Risk Behavior of Drug-Addicted Adolescents


hillcrestatc.com The recent opioid crisis and substance abuse epidemic has been an increasing matter of concern in the US over the past few years. The dangers of drug addiction and substance abuse are not only restricted to probable fatal overdoses but also the potential influence on a person’s character and perso...

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Teen's Sudden Onset Of Schizophrenia Sparked By A Cat Scratch

Teen's Sudden Onset Of Schizophrenia Sparked By A Cat Scratch


iflscience.com Seemingly out of nowhere, a teenager in the US suddenly started experiencing intense psychotic thoughts. With no previous signs of mental illness, psychiat

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