Project Description

Program Overview

The Mood & Anxiety Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) provides short-term, intensive treatment for children whose mood and anxiety symptoms significantly impair daily functioning and when outpatient treatment is simply not enough.  PHP is also intended to prevent patients from requiring inpatient psychiatric hospitalization or for patients stepping down from an inpatient hospital stay. Patients in this program attend daily, Monday-Friday.

The Mood & Anxiety Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) treats children struggling with mood and anxiety disorders that require more intensive and wrap-around treatment than would be available in outpatient settings and also do not require a higher level of care such as PHP or hospitalization. Children in this program continue to learn coping skills while going to school.

Treatment Goals

Treatment plans are individualized and developed for each patient by Compass‘ multidisciplinary team. Evidence-based therapies used to help children develop more effective coping skills include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Group therapy is the primary modality of treatment so as to provide patients with opportunities to normalize their experience, gain feedback from same-age peers, and practice effective coping skills and social skills together. Parents are also encouraged to use online individual check-ins to address specific concerns.

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


  • Psychiatric Assessment and Medication Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Executive Functioning Support
  • Mindfulness
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Yoga Therapy
  • Pet Therapy
  • Supervised study

Academic Support

Education services are provided on a daily basis in the child PHP 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 child’s team is in regular communication with school to adjust the treatment plan if indicated to best support your child.

Schedule Appointment


  • Northbrook, IL

  • Chicago, IL

  • Oak Brook, IL




Monday – Friday
8:30am – 6:00pm

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