The Intensive Outpatient Programs at Evanston Hospital and Deerfield Behavioral Health are time-limited, structured psychotherapy programs designed to meet the needs of patients who are in need of intensive skill building to better cope with mental illness. The program offers structured treatment when conventional outpatient therapy is not sufficient to stabilize an individual’s symptoms. A multidisciplinary team delivers services that are individually tailored to provide a coordinated, intensive and comprehensive plan for the patient. To schedule an initial assessment, please call 847.570.2500, option 2.

This group psychotherapy treatment uses evidenced based-treatment including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to help patients develop coping skills. Primary focus of treatment includes the following:

  • Developing and improving practice of effective patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving
  • Developing and improving practice of regulating emotions and impulsive behaviors
  • Developing and improving practice of interpersonal effectiveness and managing distress
  • Providing psycho-education that will give knowledge and skills to cope with symptoms and prevent relapse

Clinically Effective Treatment For:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Personality disorders

Services Provided:

  • Initial Intake assessment
  • Health screening
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Family Sessions

 Program Structure

The IOP 5-day program consists of 2 groups daily, Monday through Friday, 9:30 to 12:00 PM.

Groups offered include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy
  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy
  • Anger Management
  • Psychotherapy
  • Diagnosis psychoeducation
  • Strengths/positive psychology

The IOP 3-day program consists of 2 groups, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Groups offered include:

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Emotion Regulation and Mindfulness skill-building
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness skill-building
  • Distress Tolerance skill-building

 Treatment Team:

  • Medical Director and Board Certified Psychiatrist
  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors 

For more information or direct program questions please call:

847.570.1378 - Evanston Location

847.400.8410 - Deerfield Location