Compass Health Center offers Mood & Anxiety Programs to support ages 5 through adulthood. This month, we are highlighting our Young Adult and Adult Programming, available across all our in-person treatment facilities in Chicago, Northbrook, and Oak Brook, and through Compass Virtual.

Program Overview

Compass Health Center’s Mood & Anxiety Partial Hospitalization (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Programs for young adults (ages 18-23) and adults (24+) provide short-term, comprehensive, successful treatment for those whose mood and anxiety symptoms significantly impair daily functioning.

Evidence-based therapies used to help patients develop more effective coping skills include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Group therapy is the primary modality of treatment, providing patients with opportunities to normalize their experience, gain feedback from peers, and practice effective coping skills together.

“Compass provides a multi-layered approach that relies on a team of qualified clinicians, psychiatrists, and nurse practitioners to ensure that not only the patient is receiving appropriate treatment, but the family is getting the support they need as well,” Kerry Lusignan, LCSW, Chief Clinical Officer, Compass Health Center – Oak Brook, said.

Compass focuses on teaching the skills to decrease symptoms and increase functioning for individuals who are experiencing distress and inability to function at a level they are used to at home, work, or school.

What Patients Can Expect

The Compass multidisciplinary team develops an individualized treatment plan that is evaluated from the diverse expert perspectives for each patient, including:

  • Full psychiatric evaluation
  • Regular psychiatric consultations with a dedicated psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner
  • Daily structured group therapy
  • Regular individual therapy sessions with a dedicated individual therapist
  • Regular family therapy sessions with a dedicated family therapist (encouraged, not required)
  • Experiential therapies such as art therapy, movement therapy, yoga, or mindfulness
  • Ongoing reassessments and modifications to a treatment plan
  • Resource and job readiness services


Learn More About Compass Mood & Anxiety Programs for Individuals 18+

Every patient of Compass Health Center has their own unique path. That is why Compass Staff provides individualized, patient-centered treatment every step of the way. Those who take part in our Mood & Anxiety PHP/IOP programming will be provided with the tools they need to succeed during and after their treatment.

We encourage you to visit our Mood & Anxiety PHP/IOP program pages for young adults and adults to learn more about our in-person and virtual programs. Feel free to contact us and speak to an intake specialist about different patient-centered treatment options for you or someone you know.

Brittney Teasdale

Associate Director of Brand Management