What We Treat
An Environment of Understanding
We focus all the strengths of Silver Hill on building your individual course of treatment. We do it by deeply understanding who you are and what you are struggling with. Everyone is unique. Previous diagnoses may be wrong. One condition can mask another. Medical factors may impact behaviors. We believe that fresh insights lead to fresh outcomes.
Our expert clinicians – including 15 board-certified psychiatrists on staff – working within a collaborative team structure, have the breadth of knowledge and experience to successfully treat a wide variety of conditions and their co-occurring disorders. These capabilities make Silver Hill a leader among private mental health hospitals in Connecticut, the Northeast, and beyond.
We successfully treat this broad array of conditions, both individually and in combination:
Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Disorders
Addiction is a complex disease with both emotional and physical components. It requires skilled and sensitive treatment to repair deep impacts to the many aspects of your life.
The types of addiction we treat include the harmful use of:
Alcohol to control mood
Opioids to elevate mood or relieve pain
Marijuana to reduce anxiety
Stimulants to elevate mood
Sedatives or hypnotics to reduce anxiety
As a patient in the Transitional Living Program of the Center for Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Disorders, you will be treated at Barrett House for Women and Scavetta House for Men.
Our clinicians are skilled in the use of “Dialectical Behavioral Therapy,” a practical and skills-based therapeutic approach to help you regulate the worrisome thoughts that impact your peace of mind.
Disorders We Treat
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Panic Disorder, characterized by recurrent panic attacks
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Social Anxiety Disorder
Acute Stress Disorder
As a patient in our Transitional Living Program for an anxiety disorder, you will be treated in the Personality Disorder Center at River House (Adults) or the Center for Adolescents at K-House.
If you are suffering from a mood disorder you have reason to hope again. Silver Hill has the experience, proven therapeutic tools and expertise to stabilize your pervasive feelings of sadness, or extreme fluctuations between happiness and sadness, and put you on the road to a lasting recovery.
As a patient in the Transitional Living Program for mood disorders, you will be treated at River House.
Your personality disorder can be successfully treated at Silver Hill. You can return to your rewarding life. As a full service psychiatric hospital, we rank among the best inpatient, transitional living and outpatient private treatment centers for borderline personality disorder.
As a patient in the Transitional Living Program for personality disorders, you will be treated at River House.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
To address the needs of individuals who have experienced lasting impact from traumatic events and struggle to recover from symptoms of post-traumatic stress, Silver Hill Hospital offers intensive trauma therapy. Through the expert guidance of clinicians trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), an evidence-based PTSD treatment, individuals within the Silver Hill Transitional Living Program have the option of pursuing CPT with a referral from their treatment team.
Patients referred for CPT are educated about the treatment, how it works, and are assessed for readiness by the manager of the program. If ready and appropriate, patients are assigned a CPT therapist. Patients will then work with their additional assigned therapist to identify “stuck points.” Stuck points are places where recovery from trauma is impeded, and often includes self-blame. The other areas of focus include safety, trust, power & control, esteem, and intimacy and how they have been impacted by their trauma history. CPT can be completed in 12 sessions. This makes it possible to complete a course of treatment during a regular TLP stay by engaging in multiple therapy appointments per week. This service is provided solely based upon assessment and recommendation upon arrival to the hospital and it is an additional cost to an individual’s larger TLP programing.
If you suffer with a condition that distorts reality you need skilled treatment, but it definitely doesn’t have to prevent you from living a rewarding life. Our goal at Silver Hill is to employ highly individualized but proven therapies to help you take charge of your symptoms and take back your life.
Disorders We Treat
One or more of these conditions may co-occur with a psychotic disorder and require simultaneous treatment:
The Neuropsychiatric Program
The Neuropsychiatric Program at Silver Hill Hospital is a transformative experience for patients and their families.
As a patient in the Transitional Living Program of the Center for Psychotic Illnesses, you will be treated at The Lodge.