Project Description

Program Overview

Dealing with anxiety can make everyday life challenging. Often times individuals spend more time tending to their anxiety than engaging in meaningful or productive activities. Our OCD & Complex Anxiety Program helps participants manage their anxiety—encouraging acceptance rather than avoidance, assisting in the reduction of compulsive behaviors, and relating to current thinking patterns in new ways.

This is all done in a collaborative and supportive environment where one can experience progress and personal growth.

The OCD & Complex Anxiety Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) provides short-term, intensive treatment for adults 18+ whose anxiety symptoms significantly impair daily functioning. PHP is also intended to prevent individuals from requiring inpatient psychiatric hospitalization or for participants stepping down from an inpatient hospital or residential stay. Individuals in this program attend daily, Monday-Friday, 9:30am – 2:15pm.

The OCD & Complex Anxiety Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) treats individuals 18+ struggling with 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. Individuals in this program attend 3-5 days a week 9:30am – 12:30pm.

TREATMENT FOCUS

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Social Anxiety
  • Illness Anxiety
  • Specific Phobias

Treatment Goals

Treatment plans are individualized and developed for each participant by our multidisciplinary team. Evidence-based therapies used to help individuals develop more effective coping skills include Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Individuals in our OCD & Complex Anxiety Program work with therapists who specialize in OCD, illness anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety, and other anxiety disorders. Participants will learn anxiety-specific coping skills and engage in daily group-based Exposure Response Prevention. Additionally, individuals will meet with a psychiatrist to further address their symptoms and participate in family therapy when desired.

Our customized treatment plans are tailored to the needs of each individual and adapted over the course of treatment. The group therapy model provides the opportunity to connect with others, normalize experiences, and build group accountability. This individualized approach to group treatment supports members in returning to a meaningful and functional way of living.

Modalities

  • 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
  • Mindfulness
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Art Therapy
Schedule Appointment

  OFFICE LOCATIONS

  • Chicago, IL

  • Northbrook, IL

  AGES

Ages 18-23

  FACILITY HOURS

Monday – Friday
8:30am – 6:00pm

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