Summer Creative Arts IOP

Children 8-13
Adolescents 13-18

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Program Overview

Compass Health Center’s Creative Arts Therapy Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), offered from June 19th to August 11th, provides a nurturing, evidence-based treatment environment for children and teens to communicate experiences creatively while helping to reduce stress, anxiety, and depressive symptoms.  

This program is designed to help children and teens struggling with behavioral health challenges gain the skills necessary to navigate the road ahead during the summer months. This comprehensive program is led by our psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and master’s level clinicians including individual therapists, group therapists, family therapists, and experiential therapists. Creative art therapies enable children and adolescents to interact with and understand their environment more deeply.

Dates: June 19th through August 11th, 2023 (rolling admission)


Chicago, Northbrook, & Oak Brook


12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Compass Virtual


9:00 am – 12:00 pm

*Age and program offerings vary by site, please call for more information

What to Expect - Compass Health Center

What to Expect

Compass’ multi-disciplinary team develops an individualized treatment plan that is evaluated from diverse expert perspectives for each patient that includes: 

  • Full psychiatric evaluation 
  • Regular psychiatric consultations with a dedicated psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner 
  • Daily structured group therapy 
  • Regular individual therapy sessions with a dedicated individual therapist 
  • Regular family therapy sessions with a dedicated family therapist 
  • Experiential therapies such as improv, dance movement therapy (DMT), drama, art therapy, yoga, recreation, music, and more
  • Ongoing reassessments and modifications to treatment plan 
  • We offer a secure online portal that parents can use to check-in with members of their child’s treatment team


Our customized treatment plans are tailored to the needs of each individual and adapted over the course of treatment. Program participants work with therapists who specialize in mood and anxiety. The group therapy model provides the opportunity to connect with others, normalize experiences, and build group accountability. This individualized approach to treatment supports people in moving towards achieving a meaningful and functional life.  

Treatment Modalities- Compass Health Center

Treatment Modalities

  • Psychiatric assessment and medication management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Executive functioning support
  • Mindfulness
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Creative Arts Therapies:
    • Recreation
    • Music
    • Improv
    • Dance movement (DMT)
    • Drama
    • Art
    • Yoga

Areas of Focus - Compass Health Center

Areas of Focus

Generalized Anxiety
Social Anxiety
Interpersonal Effectiveness
Emotion Regulation
Distress Tolerance
Executive Functioning

Get Started

Nearly all individuals who try a PHP or IOP find it to be better than their expectations and find the level of engagement to be impactful.
If you are interested in learning more, we encourage you to give us a call.