Project Description

Program Overview

Avoidance is normal in the aftermath of trauma. In our trauma programs, patients will work at their own pace to move forward in the healing process. Programming fosters a safe and caring environment for survivors to learn the necessary skills to navigate trauma and reconnect to what matters.

Trauma Programs

The Trauma Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) provides short-term, intensive treatment for adults whose mood and anxiety symptoms related to trauma significantly impair daily functioning.  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 Trauma Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) treats patients 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.

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Types of trauma

  • Childhood abuse, emotional, physical, sexual, and neglect
  • Sexual assault
  • Interpersonal or domestic violence trauma
  • Unexpected loss
  • Physical assault (i.e., mugged, assaulted, victim of hate crimes, and bullying)
  • Exposed to violence
  • Any other traumatic experiences

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), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).

Group therapy is the primary modality of treatment so as to provide patients with opportunities to normalize their experience, gain feedback from peers, and practice effective coping skills together. Patients attend trauma based group therapy sessions and meet individually with a trauma therapist on a weekly basis to address the patient’s symptoms.

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)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Art Therapy
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  • Northbrook, IL

  • Chicago, IL


Monday – Friday
8:30am – 6:00pm

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