Outpatient Psychiatric Care

Our outpatient programs include individual, group and family therapy as well as the following clinics:

Other subspecialties include:

Outpatient Psychiatric Treatment

Our general clinics are primarily for evaluating new patients with undiagnosed psychiatric disorders. We use these clinics as a starting point for your care program. Patients are evaluated in this program and will continue in the clinic for ongoing medication management. They may also be referred to a specialty clinic or individual provider for additional therapies (such as individual psychotherapy or group therapy) to treat identified problems.

Our group program currently offers both time-limited and ongoing groups for the treatment of mood disorders in women, chronic medical illness support, chronic psychosis support, anxiety disorders and personality disorders. 

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) is an outpatient-based evaluation and treatment. ECT is most commonly used to treat severe mood disorders, including major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder.

Treatments are performed in the Center for Care and Discovery on an outpatient basis. Inpatient ECT services are available at our affiliated inpatient unit at Northshore University Health System

Our intensive outpatient program can help individuals suffering from depression and anxiety. The program is intended for individuals struggling with depression, stress, anxiety, or chronic medical conditions, or those experiencing the impact from a neurological disease or mild memory impairment.

Services

After a thorough evaluation and diagnosis, treatment plans are created for each individual and include:

  • Psychiatric evaluation and medical management
  • Group therapy and family intervention
  • Neuropsychological testing for cognitive-decline conditions
  • Genetic testing for Alzheimer’s
  • Imaging techniques, including CT, MRI, and PET scanning for the most accurate diagnosis.

A multidisciplinary team that includes psychiatrists, a geriatric specialist, neuropsychologist, psychiatric clinical nurse practitioner and licensed clinical therapists meets weekly to discuss each individual in the program and give input on the best way to proceed. Psychiatrists also are available during the week as well as a clinical nurse practitioner, therapists and case managers.

Psychotherapy groups focus on specific, here-and-now difficulties related to low self-esteem, stress management, grief, loss and more. Psycho-educational groups provide comprehensive information related to psychiatry, psychology, medication and general wellness. The groups also address a host of issues pertinent to medical conditions, such as cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc., and co-morbid psychiatric disorders.

Other helpful techniques are incorporated into the patient’s individualized treatment plan and may include Tai Chi, lifestyle changes, yoga, mindful meditation, memory fitness, music appreciation and family therapy.

Our Outpatient Psychiatry and Psychology Locations