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Young Adult OCD & Complex Anxiety Program

Ages 18+

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About the Program

in person Chicago, IL
Northbrook, IL
Oak Brook, IL
Silver Spring, MD
ages 18+
Treatment Levels PHP
Program offerings may differ by location. Kindly call us to confirm specific program details.
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Program Overview

Compass Health Center’s OCD & Complex Anxiety Partial Hospitalization (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Programs for individuals 18-23 are rooted in daily Exposure and Response Prevention therapy (ERP). The intention behind ERP is to help individuals learn to tolerate, rather than get rid of, distressing thoughts or physical sensations and live out a meaningful, values-based life despite their Anxiety. In addition to ERP, our programs have a strong focus on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as well as skill building in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Participants are encouraged to practice working through Anxiety in pursuit of their personal values. In doing so, highlighting the possibility of living a fulfilling life despite the presence of uncertainty or discomfort.

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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
  • Daily Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) 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 as needed over the course of treatment. Program participants work with therapists who specialize in OCD, Illness Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, and other Anxiety Disorders. 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.

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Treatment Modalities

*Not available at all locations

Psychiatric Assessment and Medication Management
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Habit Reversal Training
Individual therapy
Group therapy
Family 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