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Our Services

Behavioral Health Services at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center offers easy access to high-quality and affordable mental health care and substance abuse treatment for children, adolescents and adults and individual, group and family therapy services.

Adult Groups

Learning to Smile Again—Depression support group. Learn a new skill for managing your depression each week. Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Keep Smiling—Ongoing depression support group emphasizing practice of cognitive behavioral coping strategies. Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Spanish Speaking Latina Support Group (Grupo de Apoyo para la Mujer Latina)—A support group for women who suffer from depression or anxiety, feel isolated or struggle with acculturation issues. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Mindful Living—Learn how to reduce your anxiety or depression and at the same time learn to increase your sense of well being.

Seeing is Believing—Learn Weight Loss Management and other self-care strategies to help achieve a healthy body and a healthy mind. Saturdays, 1 to 2 p.m.

Effective Parenting of Children with Disruptive Behaviors—Provides strategies to help parents better manage their children’s behavior. This adult group meets at the same time as the Social Skills groups for children 6 to 9 and 9 to 12 years of age.

Emotion Regulation: Learning to Manage Anger, Frustration, Depression and Anxiety—For those who struggle with frequent and intense emotions. Focus is on acquiring skills that help one to understand emotions, reduce emotional vulnerability and decrease emotional suffering. Tuesdays, 6 to 7 p.m.

Regaining Control Over Anxiety—An effective treatment for those who experience persistent worry, fear, panic or restlessness. Members will develop self-observation and self-management skills and break the cycle of avoidance. Thursdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Healing Spirits: Life Beyond Trauma—Support group for women with a history of rape, sexual abuse and incest. Emphasis is on coping, healing and continuing to grow beyond what might have been thought possible. Six-session modules: Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m.

Living with Chronic Illness or Chronic Pain: Redefining Normal—Pain makes it hard to work, hard to play, hard to get support from others and hard to live a peaceful life. Learn strategies such as cognitive refocusing, mindfulness and new ways of thinking that can help you live more fully. Eight-session modules: Thursdays, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Circle of Support Group—A support group for victims of domestic violence offers safety strategies and an environment where members feel supported and empowered. Thursdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Solutions for Wellness—Assistance with applications for Medicaid, Social Security Disability, Circuit Breaker and Pharmaceutical Assistance. Come for the help, stay for the information! Meets the second Friday and fourth Wednesday of each month, 4 to 5 p.m.

Clean Start Programs—These programs provide treatment for individuals struggling with alcoholism and other drug additions in a healing environment. Spirituality, recovery and hope help adults build support systems for success.

Intensive Outpatient Program—Program provides effective treatment for individuals struggling with alcoholism and other drug addictions in a healing environment where spirituality, recovery and hope help adults build support systems in recovery. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (days) and 6 to 9 p.m. (evenings).

Aftercare Services—The focus of this phase is to continue to address day-to-day recovery issues while preparing to utilize one’s personal skills, family support and community resources in order live a satisfying and sober lifestyle. Tuesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m. or Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Harm Reduction: Outpatient Services—The central focus is on identifying and resolving new and long-standing obstacles to the recovery process and on developing an ongoing personal recovery program. Service also fulfills a DUI mandate. Tuesday and Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m.

Harm Reduction: Positive Change—DUI aftercare services. Meets every other Friday, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Risk Education—A 10-hour educational program for individuals who have a requirement for risk education as part of their DUI mandate. Monday evenings.

Healthy Living: Tobacco Dependence—If you currently smoke or chew tobacco, get a personalized carbon monoxide reading, determine the level of nicotine addiction and learn about the new interventions for tobacco dependence including e-cigarettes and Chantix.

Children and Adolescent Programs

Jump Start: Social Skills Group—For children ages 6 to 9 and 9 to 12. Children participate in tandem with their parents who are enrolled in the Effective Parenting for Children with ADHD group.

Girls Group—For girls ages 9 to 12 who are experiencing difficulties interacting with peers, problems related to low self esteem or difficulty regulating emotions. Girls will learn new coping skills.

Between Us Girls Group (BUGG)—For girls ages 13 to 17. Focuses on developing interpersonal and personal coping skills, increased socialization and self-esteem.

Healthy Resolutions: Weight Management Workshop—for adolescents who are struggling with weight issues and their parents. Focus on positive life style changes, healthy food choices and roadblocks to change. Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m.

Bright Futures Program—For adolescents ages 12 to 18 with severe behavioral and emotional problems. Group incorporates group process, affect regulation, problem solving, skills building, psycho-education and other therapeutic activities. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 4 to 6 p.m.

Clean Start Program—Adolescents experimenting with or abusing alcohol and drugs work with our staff to develop personal goals and self-discipline, increase self-esteem and establish structured academic and leisure activities.

Substance Abuse Program—Adolescents who are experimenting or abusing alcohol and drugs develop personal goals, self-discipline, increased self-esteem and structured academic and leisure activities.

General Programming

Individual, Family and Group Counseling—Available for children, adolescents and adults.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program—Counseling, psychotherapy, medication and case management services available to the deaf and hard of hearing population in American Sign Language.

Inpatient—Treatment for adults requiring stabilization of acute psychiatric symptoms.

Psychiatric Services—Evaluation and treatment for children, adolescents and adults.

Emergency and 24-hour availability—Behavioral health professionals are available around-the-clock through our 24-Hour Crisis line at 773.296.5380 and Emergency Department triage services.

Services are affordable and can be covered by commercial insurance, Medicaid or Medicare. Services are offered in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Korean and American Sign Language.

Our location is easily accessible by the CTA Brown Line at Wellington or the Red Line at Belmont and bus access via the Clark Street 22 Bus. For more information, view our campus map.

To schedule an appointment or more information, call 773.296.3220.

If you are in crisis, please call our 24-Hour Crisis Line at 773.296.5380

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