Meridell Achievement Center is a Residential Treatment Center (RTC). We specialize in psychiatry and neuropsychiatry for children (5-11), adolescents and teens (12-17).

All of our patients have a history of treatment failure in inpatient and outpatient care. Our patients are referred from throughout the USA and internationally. Our capacity is 134-beds, distributed into seven residences. We are a private residential treatment center on a 63-acre ranch-style campus in Liberty Hill, Texas, 35 miles northwest of Austin. Our medical staff includes Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, a Pediatric Neurologist,Psychologists and Neuropsychologists.


Depression • Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) • Bipolar Disorder • Anxiety Disorders • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) • Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED) • Conduct Disorder • High-end Autism Spectrum Disorders • Learning Disorders • Developing Personality Disorder Traits

Associated Learned Maladaptive Behaviors

Self-Injury • Suicide Attempts • Eating Disorders • School Difficulties/Truancy • Parent-Child Conflicts • Peer Conflicts • Substance Use • Stealing • Running Away • Isolation • Emotional Detachment • Avoidant Behaviors • Physical and Verbal Aggression • Poor Decision Making • Poor Impulse Control

Neurologically-Based Symptoms / History

Poor Planning Skills • Impulsivity • Attention/Memory Deficits • Pathological Aggression (violent behavior without provocation or gain) • Repetitive Rage Behavior • Abnormal Laboratory Tests (CT, MRI, EEG) • Abnormal Neuropsychological Tests • History of Neurological Insult/Disease (In-Utero Poisoning, Acquired Head Injury, High Risk Birth, Seizures, etc.)


Each patient is individually considered for appropriateness for each program based on clinical assessments and records, psycho-social history, and other medical records. Patients with predominant neurological symptoms/history are often determined to be most appropriate for the neurobehavioral program, but each case is unique. Admitted patients can transition between programs after further assessment, observation, and/or progress. Traditional and Neurobehavioral programs are separate and distinct. Tests, evaluations and medications can be utilized across programs.

Participant Reviews

Write a Review

This program hasn't been reviewed yet. Write the first review!

Participant Reviews

Write a Review

This program hasn't been reviewed yet. Write the first review!

Request More Information

Close Icon

Want More Information about Meridell Achievement Center?

Your request will be sent directly to Meridell Achievement Center.

I am a:
By submitting this form I confirm that I am at least 13 years of age and give my consent to be contacted by Meridell Achievement Center by email as well as by phone and/or mail (if provided).