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Young Adult Mental Health, Pain, and Illness Program

Ages 18+

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About the Program

in person Northbrook
ages 18+
Treatment Levels PHP
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Program Overview - Compass Health Center

Program Overview

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 Programs emphasize 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).

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 
  • Regular individual therapy sessions with a dedicated individual therapist 
  • Regular family therapy sessions with a dedicated family therapist 
  • Experiential therapies such as 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 Mental Health, Pain, and Illness. Participants meet regularly with a psychiatrist for psychiatric medication management. Pain medication management is coordinated with outside providers. 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. 

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)
  • Mindfulness
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Art therapy

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.


Our Success Stories

Double Quotes - Compass Health Center

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.

Double Quotes - Compass Health Center

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
Double Quotes - Compass Health Center

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.

Double Quotes - Compass Health Center

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
Double Quotes - Compass Health Center

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