AIGAS Intensive Outpatient Programs: Tailored Mental Health Support for All Ages

Discover specialized Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) at AIGAS, designed to provide comprehensive mental health services for children, teens, young adults, and grown-ups. From our Early Childhood Program for ages 5-10 to targeted Mood & Anxiety Programs, School Refusal Programs, and specialized services for Child OCD & Complex Anxiety, our onsite programs cater to diverse age groups, ensuring personalized care and support for every individual’s unique needs. Explore a path to mental wellness with AIGAS.

Child OCD & Complex Anxiety Program & Service

Program Overview

AIGAS’s programs in Northbrook provide specialized care for children struggling with persistent OCD or Complex Anxiety Disorders that impact their daily lives. Our Intensive Outpatient programs employ effective exposure therapies, proven to be highly successful in treating conditions like OCD, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Panic Disorder. In these programs, children benefit from daily group therapy sessions and dedicated sessions with exposure therapists. The focus is on addressing fears and triggers, breaking the cycle of avoidance and compulsions.

As part of our personalized care approach, family therapy is integrated into the treatment plan. This involves children and one or more family members, enhancing symptom management and advancing overall treatment goals. Our Mood & Anxiety Treatment Program in Oak Brook and Chicago extends specialized services, including Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), tailored to meet the unique needs of children in this program.

What to Anticipate

AIGAS’s diverse team crafts personalized treatment plans for each patient, incorporating:

  • Thorough mental health assessment
  • Regular consultations with a dedicated psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner
  • Structured daily group therapy
  • Daily Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy
  • Frequent individual sessions with a dedicated therapist
  • Regular family therapy with an assigned family therapist
  • Engagement in experiential therapies like art, movement, yoga, or Relaxation therapy
  • Continuous assessments with adjustments to the treatment plan
  • Resource therapists available for executive functioning and vocational support

AIGAS’s tailored plans address each individual’s needs, evolving throughout the treatment. Participants collaborate with therapists specializing in OCD and Anxiety. Group therapy fosters connections, normalizes experiences, and encourages group accountability. This personalized approach facilitates progress toward a meaningful and functional life.

Treatment Options

  • Understanding Your Needs:
    We start with a comprehensive Mental health assessment and manage medications to ensure personalized care.
  • Facing Fears Together:
    Our Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) approach empowers you to confront and overcome challenges.
  • Breaking Habits:
    Through Habit Reversal Training, we work together to replace unwanted habits with positive behaviors.
  • Changing Thoughts, Changing Lives:
    Engage in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to reshape thought patterns for a healthier mindset.
  • Balancing Emotions:
    Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) helps you navigate and regulate emotions effectively.
  • Embracing Change:
    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) guides you towards a fulfilling life by embracing change and commitment.
  • Boosting Skills:
    Executive functioning support is provided to enhance cognitive abilities and decision-making skills.
  • Being Present:
    Explore the power of mindfulness to stay grounded and focused on the present moment.
  • Personalized Sessions:
    Individual therapy tailored to your unique journey and needs.
  • Strength in Numbers:
    Connect with others through group therapy, fostering a supportive community.
  • Family Harmony:
    Family therapy brings understanding and unity to create a supportive home environment.
  • Expressing Creativity:
    Art therapy provides a creative outlet for self-expression and healing.
  • Moving with Purpose:
    Dance movement therapy offers a unique way to express emotions and promote well-being.
  • Mind-Body Connection:
    Yoga therapy combines physical postures with Relaxation therapy, promoting holistic wellness.
  • Furry Companionship:
    Find comfort and joy through pet therapy, enhancing the therapeutic experience.
  • Digital Support:
    Stay connected through our secure online portal, allowing parents to easily check in with their child’s treatment team.

These modalities work together to provide a comprehensive and supportive approach to your well-being.

Fresh Start Outpatient Program

Introducing the Fresh Start Outpatient Program at AIGAS! Our specialized OCD and Complex Anxiety Intensive Outpatient (IOP) programs, located in Northbrook, are designed to provide targeted support for children grappling with persistent OCD or Complex Anxiety Disorders that disrupt their daily lives.

In this program, we employ exposure therapies, recognized as highly effective for treating OCD and various Anxiety Disorders such as Social Anxiety and Panic Disorder. Children engage in daily group therapy sessions and work closely with dedicated exposure therapists to confront and manage the fears and triggers that contribute to avoidance and compulsive behaviors.

As part of our commitment to personalized care, we incorporate family therapy into the treatment plan. This involves the active participation of one or more family members, greatly enhancing symptom management and overall treatment outcomes.

For those seeking specialized OCD and complex Anxiety attack services, including Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), our Mood & Anxiety Program is available in Oak Brook and Chicago.

Embark on a Fresh Start with AIGAS’s Outpatient Program, where understanding, support, and effective intervention converge for a brighter tomorrow.

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