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Chicago Psychiatric Partial HospitalizationCompass Health Center provides evidence-based, intensive psychiatric care in a safe and supportive environment for patients aged 9 and up.

Compass Health Center’s psychiatric programs provide intensive individual and group psychiatric care for children, adolescents, young adults, and adults in a safe and supportive environment. Our highly-skilled clinicians work together to identify each patient’s unique needs and design a program to address them. Our clinically proven individual and group therapies include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and family therapy. These modalities teach problem-solving, emotion regulation, communication, and coping skills.

Our evidence-based programs are adapted for each age group. Programs include:

Partial Hospitalization Program

The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) provides short-term stabilization for children, adolescents, young adults, and adults who are experiencing challenges such as mood disorders and depression and/or anxiety. Individual treatment plans that address psychiatric symptoms and behavior are designed by Compass’ multidisciplinary team for each patient’s specific needs. We utilize evidence-based therapies that minimize the need for hospitalization.

The hours of PHP are similar to a school day for children and adolescents (9AM to 3PM, Monday to Thursday. 9AM-2:30PM on Friday). For young adults and adults, the hours are from 9:30AM to 2PM. Therapies may include group therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, and expressive art therapy to empower patients with new skills, such as distress tolerance, emotional regulation, mindfulness skills, social interaction, and effective communication.

Partial Hospitalization Program

School Refusal Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

The School Refusal Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) provides short-term stabilization for children and adolescents (ages 9 to 18) who have trouble attending school. The School Refusal PHP allows the patient to receive intensive psychiatric care during the normal school hours: Monday to Friday, 9AM to 3PM. The use of evidence-based treatments, family therapy, and close partnership with your child/adolescent’s school enable our staff to help facilitate a patient’s successful return to school. Individualized treatment programs addressing psychiatric symptoms and therapeutic goals are developed for each patient.

Therapies may include group therapy, individual therapy, family therapy and expressive art therapy, yoga therapy, and pet therapy to empower patients with new skills, such as distress tolerance, emotional regulation, mindfulness skills, social interaction, and effective communication.

School Refusal Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Intensive Outpatient Program

Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) provides short-term stabilization for children, adolescents, young adults, and adults who are in traditional outpatient treatment and yet are still having difficulty managing their symptoms. The IOP can be used as a bridging treatment between PHP and traditional outpatient treatment, or as a higher level of care when traditional outpatient care does not suffice. Compass Health Center’s IOP treatment team will design individualized programs for patients with consideration to psychiatric diagnoses, developmental functioning, behavioral needs, family involvement, and community resources.

IOP is a half-day program that runs five days a week, Monday to Friday (9:30AM-12:30PM). IOP treatment modalities psychiatric assessment and medication management, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, mindfulness, art therapy, and recreational therapy.

Intensive Outpatient Program

Children Programs (ages 9-12)

The Children Programs at Compass provide a safe, supportive environment for children aged 9 to 12 who are having difficulty managing daily life stressors. Through a combination of evidence-based modalities, such as group therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, expressive art therapy, yoga therapy, and pet therapy, your child will be empowered with new skills, such as distress tolerance, emotional regulation, mindfulness skills, social interaction, and effective communication. Family involvement in family therapy is required and is an integral component of the child’s treatment success.

The Children PHP incorporate one and a half hours of supervised study each day under the supervision and guidance of an education specialist and teacher’s assistants. Our clinicians help your child keep pace and ensure that their academic needs are met. Each child is closely monitored by a full-time child psychiatrist, licensed group therapist, licensed individual therapist, licensed family therapist, registered nurse, and education specialist.

Children Programs (ages 9-12)

Adolescent Programs (ages 12-18)

The purpose of the Adolescent Program at Compass is to provide a safe, therapeutic environment for adolescents aged 12 to 18 who are having difficulty managing daily life stressors and empower them by teaching distress tolerance, emotional management skills, relaxation techniques, and effective communication skills. We use evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and family therapy. Family involvement in family therapy is required and is an integral component of a patient’s treatment success. Every adolescent in PHP will participate in group and individual pre-teen or teen therapy.

The Adolescent PHP also incorporates two hours of supervised study each day under the supervision and guidance of an education specialist who works closely with the school to ensure academic needs are met. Each adolescent patient is closely monitored by a full-time adolescent psychiatrist, licensed group therapist, licensed individual therapist, licensed family therapist, registered nurse, and education specialist.

Adolescent Programs (ages 12-18)

Young Adult Programs (ages 18-24)

The Young Adult Program is for adults aged 18 to 24 who are struggling with depression and/or anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, substance abuse, and the transition to adulthood. These conditions can lead to an inability to attend college, retain a job, live independently, and a multitude of other “failure to launch” scenarios. Compass Health Center’s multidisciplinary team develops individualized treatment plans for each patient, which address their psychiatric symptoms, behavior, and goals. We use evidence-based therapies that help patients learn concrete coping skills, such as distress tolerance, challenging negative thinking, emotional regulation skills, mindfulness, and effective communication skills. Our treatment plan empowers young adults through individual and group therapy, psychiatric treatment, and family therapy. Family involvement is highly encouraged and is an integral component of the program.

Each young adult patient is closely monitored by a full-time young adult psychiatrist, licensed group therapist, licensed individual therapist, licensed family therapist, and a registered nurse. This highly-skilled collaborative team approach helps ensure that treatment plans evolve with the needs of the patient.

Young Adult Programs (ages 18-24)

Adults Programs (ages 25 and up)

The Adult Program is for mature individuals who are coping with mental health disorders and/or career, family, and health concerns that are leading to debilitated daily functioning. The primary purpose of the Adult Program is to provide a safe and therapeutic environment while the patient works on achieving a level of functioning that enables him/her to return to the community and a healthy lifestyle.

Individualized treatment programs are created by our multidisciplinary team to address the psychiatric symptoms, behavior, and personal goals of each patient by stabilizing symptoms and establishing a foundation of skills essential to the long-term success of the individual. Through a combination of group therapy, individual therapy, and expressive art therapy, adults will be empowered with new skills, such as distress tolerance, emotional regulation, mindfulness skills, social interaction, and effective communication. Adults are also encouraged to engage in family/couples therapy.

Each adult patient is closely monitored by a full-time psychiatrist, licensed group therapist, licensed individual therapist, licensed family therapist, and a registered nurse. This highly-skilled collaborative team approach helps ensure that treatment plans evolve with the needs of the patient.

Adults Programs (ages 25 and up)

Personalized Treatment Tracks

The Personalized Treatment Tracks at Compass Health Center are developed by our multidisciplinary team for patients who need to address underlying conditions that contribute to their psychiatric symptoms. Tracks include the OCD and Complex Anxiety Disorders Track, the Resource Track, the Substance Use Track, and the Trauma Track.

Personalized Treatment Tracks