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Adolescent’s OCD & Complex Anxiety Program & Services

Ages 13-18

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About the Program

in person Chicago
Northbrook
ages 13-18
Treatment Levels PHP
IOP
Services
Program Overview - Compass Health Center

Program Overview

Compass Health Center’s OCD & Complex Anxiety Partial Hospitalization (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Programs offered in Northbrook are specialized interventions to support teens whose symptoms persistently interfere with daily functioning. Compass’s therapy modalities are rooted in daily Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy, as well as habit reversal training. Through these evidence-based therapies, adolescents will learn to tolerate, rather than get rid of, distressing thoughts or physical sensations and live out a meaningful, values-based life despite their Anxiety. Adolescents attend group therapy sessions and meet daily with an exposure therapist to address symptoms and triggers leading to avoidance and compulsions. As part of Compass’s individualized care model, adolescents participate in family therapy with one or more of their family members, which greatly facilitates symptom management and overall treatment goals. Parents will help monitor and support their adolescent as they develop resilience through exposure work. Specialized OCD & Complex Anxiety services, including, ERP, are available for teens in the Mood & Anxiety Program in Chicago.

What to Expect - Compass Health Center

What to Expect

Compass’s multidisciplinary team develops an individualized treatment plan for each patient that includes:

  • Full psychiatric evaluation 
  • Regular psychiatric consultations with a dedicated psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner 
  • Daily structured group therapy 
  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy
  • Regular individual therapy sessions with a dedicated individual therapist 
  • Regular family therapy sessions with a dedicated family therapist 
  • Experiential therapies that support creative expression, may include art therapy, movement therapy, yoga, or mindfulness 
  • Ongoing reassessments and modifications to treatment plan 
  • Available resource therapists providing executive functioning and vocational support

Compass’s 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 OCD 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.   

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Academic Support

Adolescents in PHP receive daily education services during the school year to support their academic goals alongside treatment. This includes time each day for supervised study, case management, and coordination of care among the Compass treatment team, the adolescent’s school teams, and their family. Compass Recognizes that flexibility is key to ensuring a successful transition back to school following treatment at Compass. Your adolescent’s team is in regular communication with their school to adjust the treatment plan as needed to best support them.

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)
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
Compass offers a secure online portal that parents can use to check-in with members of their child's treatment team
*Not available at all locations
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    Compass is a godsend. An amazing program for children who are struggling and families who are seeking help and guidance. I could not imagine that she would be so much better in less than 2 months. I wish we could have found Compass without going to the ER. Thanks for all you do!

    Parent of Child Patient
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    The evening IOP program challenged me in a supportive and respectful way to help change my way of thinking. Compass provided me with the tools to help deal with life situations in a healthy way.

    Adult Patient