Project Description

Program Overview

The Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder & Complex Anxiety Disorder Track offers specialized interventions to support those patients who have a diagnosis of OCD or a complex anxiety disorder (such as Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, or Specific Phobia) that persistently interferes with successful daily functioning. Specific treatments for OCD and panic can include Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy and Habit Reversal Training. Patients attend group therapy sessions and meet with an exposure therapist on a daily basis to address the patient’s symptoms and triggers leading to avoidance and/or compulsions.  Currently this track is only available for patients admitted to PHP or IOP.

Treatment Goals

Individualized treatment plans addressing psychiatric symptoms and therapeutic goals are developed for each patient by Compass’ multidisciplinary team. Evidence-based therapies used to help adolescents develop more effective coping skills include Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and family therapy. Family involvement is critical in exposure work as patients will be assigned homework that specifically addresses (and challenges) triggers for anxiety. Parents will be expected to help monitor and support the adolescent as they develop resilience through exposure work.

Families are required to participate in family therapy, as it greatly facilitates the adolescent’s improvement.


  • Psychiatric Assessment and Medication Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Habit Reversal Training
  • Executive Functioning Support
  • Mindfulness
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Dance Movement Therapy
  • Yoga Therapy
  • Pet Therapy

Academic Support

Education services are provided on a daily basis in the adolescent PHP program during the school year to support patients and families in making progress toward their academic and related treatment goals. This includes time each day for supervised study, case management and coordination of care between the Compass treatment team, patients’ school teams, and the patients and their families.

We recognize that flexibility is key to ensuring a successful school transition, and your adolescent’s team is in regular communication with school to adjust the treatment plan if indicated to best support your adolescent.

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  • Northbrook, IL

  • Chicago, IL

  • Oak Brook, IL




Monday – Friday
8:30am – 6:00pm

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