The Mental Health, Pain, and Illness PHP/IOP Partial Hospitalization (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Programs at Compass Health Center’s Northbrook location help adults 18 and up address the unique mental health challenges that accompany a wide variety of medical diagnoses and physical symptoms. The Compass team guides participants as they learn skills, navigate obstacles, and develop new ways of thinking—all with the goal of better understanding and leveraging the mind-body connection. The Mental Health, Pain, and Illness PHP/IOP Program emphasizes acceptance of symptoms, increasing movement, cultivating mindfulness, and challenging distorted perceptions and fear-avoidance beliefs. Group, individual, and family therapy modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
Compass’s multidisciplinary team develops an individualized treatment plan for each patient that includes:
Compass’s 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 Mental Health, Pain, and Illness PHP/IOP. Participants meet regularly with a psychiatrist for psychiatric medication management. Pain medication management is coordinated with a patient’s non-Compass care team to ensure coordination of care. 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.
Compass’s Mental Health, Pain, and Illness PHP/IOP is recommended for those navigating mental health symptoms alongside the following physical conditions (among many others): complex regional pain syndrome (CPRS), Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), dysautonomia, gastroparesis, migraines, occipital neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, intracranial hypertension, Sjogren’s syndrome, Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, back pain with a history of surgery (fusion, disc replacement, etc.) or herniated discs, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), recent cancer diagnosis or treatment, cyclic vomiting syndrome, joint replacements, pelvic floor dysfunction or pain, interstitial cystitis, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) / myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), tinnitus, restless leg syndrome (RLS), recent injury or surgery, hypo/hyperthyroidism, diabetes, headaches, nausea, and/or gastrointestinal (GI) distress.
The Echo Outpatient Program is open to individuals who have completed Compass’s PHP/IOP programs and are ready to transition to a lower level of care, as recommended by a Compass psychiatrist. This program allows patients to continue psychiatric medication management with their Compass psychiatrist and attend Compass-led outpatient group therapy sessions virtually in a familiar setting.
Compass saved my life! I came into Compass with suicidal ideations and no hope. After a couple of weeks of being in the program, I did not have those thoughts anymore. Compass helped me change my mindset, from a negative pattern of thoughts to a more positive and optimistic frame of mind.Patient
My child is leaving Compass more equipped to handle her emotions, her anxiety, her depression, and the things that all trigger these. She is willing to use the skills, which is a huge change, and this is all due to how well Compass worked for her.Parent of Child Patient
I liked how in Compass, everyone was respectful of my opinions, pronouns, and preferred name. There was no judging, and you can open up to people. I also like how I can relate to other kids. I also really appreciate learning new skills.Patient
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!
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.