Project Description

Program Overview

The Chronic Pain Treatment Track is offered as part of the Young Adult PHP/IOP programs in Northbrook and empowers young adults to take an active role in the management of their chronic pain. Our team helps patients learn skills to help overcome the effects that physical discomfort has on both mind and body.

Treatment Goals

Treatment plans are individualized and developed for each patient by Compass’ multidisciplinary team. Evidence-based therapies used to help patients develop more effective coping skills include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), with a particular emphasis on acceptance of pain, increasing movement and activity, mindfulness, and challenging negative pain appraisal and fear-avoidance beliefs.

When indicated, patients will have meetings with a chronic pain therapist to personalize skills and set goals. Group therapy may be offered to provide patients with opportunities to normalize their experience, gain feedback from peers, and practice effective coping skills together.

Families are encouraged but not required to participate in family therapy as it greatly facilitates the patient’s improvement.


  • Psychiatric Assessment and Medication Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Art Therapy
Schedule Appointment


  • Northbrook, IL


Monday – Friday
8:30am – 6:00pm

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