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At Compass Health Center, we treat children and adolescents for Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Dysregulated Behavior, School Refusal and other mood or behavior concerns.

Compass Health Center’s Personalized Treatment Programs provide a safe, supportive environment for children and adolescents ages 6 to 18 who are having difficulty managing daily life stressors. Through a combination of evidence-based modalities, your child will develop new coping skills, such as distress tolerance, emotional regulation, mindfulness skills, social interaction, and effective communication. Family involvement in therapy is required and is an integral component of the child’s treatment success.


Child and Adolescent Programs By Age

Children 6-10

Children 9-12

Adolescents 13-18

Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Program Descriptions

Child Dysregulated Behavior PHP and IOP (Ages 6-10)


The Child Dysregulated Behavior Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) in Northbrook provides short-term stabilization for children between ages 6 and 10 who are experiencing anxiety and depression leading to significant dysregulation. The program goal is to help child develop skills to successfully navigate the stressors of their environment.


OCD and Complex Anxiety Program and Track (Ages 6-10 | 9-12 | 13-18)

The Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder & Complex Anxiety Disorder Program and Track offer specialized interventions to support those patients who have a mental health diagnosis of OCD or an Anxiety Disorder that interferes with successful daily functioning. Patients are introduced to exposure therapy, one of the most effective treatments for obsessive compulsive disorder and anxiety disorders. Patients attend group therapy sessions and meet with their exposure therapist on a daily basis to create an individualized hierarchy that specifically addresses the patient’s fears.


Mood and Anxiety PHP/IOP (9-12 | 13-18)

The Mood & Anxiety Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) provides short-term, intensive treatment to prevent patients from requiring inpatient psychiatric hospitalization or for patients stepping down from an inpatient hospital stay.
The Mood & Anxiety Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) provides short-term stabilization for patients who are having difficulty managing their symptoms in traditional outpatient treatment. The IOP can be used as a bridging treatment between PHP and traditional outpatient treatment, or as a step-up in level of care when traditional outpatient care does not suffice.


School Refusal PHP (9-12 | 13-18)

school refusal


The School Refusal Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) provides short-term stabilization for children and adolescents who have trouble attending school. Many of these patients struggle with depression and/or anxiety that manifests itself in school refusal behavior. The School Refusal Program helps patients achieve a successful transition back to school.


After-School IOP (9-12 | 13-18)


The After-School Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) provides short-term stabilization for patients who are in traditional outpatient treatment and yet are still having difficulty managing their symptoms. Children in this program will continue to attend school and keep up with as much of their regular routine as possible, while also being provided intensive support and treatment from the Compass staff.


Identity and Gender Development Track (9-12)


The Compass Health Center Identity and Gender Development Track is designed for patients 9-12 years old, who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community or are questioning their identity. The purpose of this track is to provide affirmative Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) treatment that specifically addresses the ways in which the patient’s depression, anxiety, and/or other mental health concerns are impacted by adverse experiences related to their identity.


Adoption Track (9-12)


The Compass Health Center Child Adoption Track is designed for adopted patients and their families. The purpose of this track is to provide a space to address common themes associated with adoption



Substance Use Track (13-18)


The Substance Use Disorder Program focuses on compassionate, evidence-based treatment for co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders. Understanding that addiction treatment is not a one size fits all model, the clinical team will utilize the most effective approach to successfully treat each individual patient.




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