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Young Adult Mental Health & Substance Use Program

Ages 18-23

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About the Program

in person Chicago, IL
Northbrook, IL
Oak Brook, IL
Silver Spring, MD
ages 18-23
Treatment Levels PHP
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Program Overview

Compass Health Center developed the Mental Health & Substance Use Partial Hospitalization (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Programs for individuals 18-23 to support those struggling with mental health symptoms and substance use. The evidence-based curriculum uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and motivational interviewing (MI) to help individuals achieve their treatment goals. Compass will use a variety of treatment approaches ranging from harm reduction to abstinence, to medication-assisted treatments (Suboxone, Vivitrol, Naltrexone) based on an individual’s treatment needs and concurrent mental health symptoms. Our goal is to help individuals understand the relationship between their mental health and substance use.

Individuals in this program will participate in regular meetings with a psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner 1-3x weekly as appropriate and weekly sessions with a master’s level clinician and/or Certified Alcohol and other Drug Counselor (CADC). Weekly family therapy sessions with a parent, spouse, or identified support person are strongly encouraged. Urine drug screen monitoring is a required part of this program as the treatment team recommends.

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What to Expect

Compass’s multi-disciplinary 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
  • Medication and medical monitoring with nursing team to support the recovery process through a holistic and educational approach
  • Daily structured group therapy
  • Regular individual therapy sessions with a dedicated individual therapist
  • Regular family or couples therapy sessions with a dedicated family therapist
  • Experiential therapies such as art therapy, movement therapy, yoga, or mindfulness
  • Resource therapists provide psychoeducation, lapse prevention, executive functioning, vocational support, and help finding outside support such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Smart Recovery, etc.
  • Ongoing reassessments, modifications to treatment plan and recommendations for continuity of care

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 substance use, as well as mood and anxiety. 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)
Motivational Interviewing
Individual therapy
Group therapy
Family therapy
Couples therapy
Art therapy
*Not available at all locations

Our Success Stories

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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.

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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
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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.

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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
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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