Military service members face unique challenges in everyday life compared to other Americans — and so do their families.

Meridell Achievement Center provides help for the adolescents of military service members, ages 10-17, who have had issues with:

  • Treatment failures in hospitals and outpatient programs
  • School truancy and expulsion
  • Probation
  • Emotional and behavioral problems
  • Impulsive/explosive aggression attention
  • Memory and/or learning problems
  • And more

Our Treatment Approach

Our goal is to help children and adolescents of military service members successfully return to their next stage of life through treatment that meets their unique and specific needs.

The Residential Behavioral and Neurobehavioral Programs includes a mix of traditional and alternative therapies and treatments such as:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Systemic Family Therapy
  • Collaborative Problem Solving
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • EMDR
  • And other trauma and relational models

Patriot Support Programs

Patriot Support Program logoMeridell Achievement Center is pleased to offer its Patriot Support Program serving the Children and Adolescents of members of the U.S. military. The program offers specialized behavioral health and substance use treatment specifically designed for the needs and challenges of military dependents (children and adolescents ages 6 to 18). Using a trauma informed approach, the program focuses on the challenges faced by the children of military personnel, building upon the resiliency skills used to overcome challenges in their personal lives. For more information about Patriot Support Programs, please visit

Why Choose Meridell

Meridell Achievement Center opened in 1961 in Austin, Texas. We began with small programs for local special needs children and adolescents who needed daycare and 24-hour residential treatment.

Today we are a 134-bed, co-ed medical model residential treatment center with full-time psychiatric providers. We specialize in neurobehavioral and behavioral services for children and teens ages 10-17 and offer a battery of psychological and neuropsychological tests for treatment planning. Our 63-acre campus is in Liberty Hill, Texas, an Austin suburb with an easy commute to the city center and international airport.


“I just want to take some time to sing the praises of Meridell Achievement Center in Austin, Texas! Everyone has been truly invested in MY kid. They have gotten to know who he truly is, always took their time advocating with us, always including us in every step of the process, going above and beyond at every opportunity. Our son has made leaps forward with his behavior. I am so grateful to this incredible team, and forever indebted to them.”

– The parent of a former patient

Contact Us

Call Meridell Achievement Center at 512-528-2100 or 800-366-8656 to ask questions or make a referral. We proudly accept TRICARE® and most major insurance coverages.