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Leading Partial Hospitalization (PHP) & Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Programs in Chicago

If anxiety, depression, or emotional distress is significantly impacting your daily life, additional support beyond your weekly therapy sessions may be needed. Our mental health clinic provides a top-tier Partial Hospitalization Program and Intensive Outpatient Program designed to offer comprehensive, structured support. Explore how our specialized PHP and IOP programs can make a positive difference in your mental health journey.
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PHP/IOP Programs at Clarity Clinic | Chicago, Evanston, Arlington Heights, Mokena

Experience Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) designed to offer compassionate care for individuals experiencing acute psychiatric symptoms or managing mental health disorders. Our programs feature:

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Comprehensive support tailored to the unique needs of each individual;

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A variety of group-based treatment options that encourage healing and growth;

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A nurturing environment that supports each person's journey towards recovery.


Explore how our specialized PHP and IOP programs can assist you or your loved ones in achieving better mental health and wellness.

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What is PHP?

A Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) provides a more intensive treatment than an IOP program. Participants attend group treatment sessions for four hours a day, five days a week, allowing participants to return home or to a supportive environment outside of treatment hours. PHP offers a higher level of support and structure than an IOP program. In addition to the 20-hours a week of group work that this program requires, PHP will also require participants to set aside additional time for individual therapy, treatment planning sessions, family/support persons therapy as recommended, and psychiatric monitoring.

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What is IOP?

Clarity Clinic's Intensive Outpatient Program (PHP) involves participants attending group treatment sessions for three hours a day, three to five days a week depending on the participant's assessed needs. This allows participants to return home or to a supportive environment outside of treatment hours. In addition to the structured 9-15 hours a week of group work that this IOP program requires, participants will also need to set aside additional time for individual therapy and optional medication management.

Both PHP and IOP programs aim to stabilize individuals in need of additional mental health support by:

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Providing comprehensive psychiatric and therapeutic care, teaching coping skills and recurrence management strategies, and supporting individuals in their wellness journey.

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Serve as either a step-up for individuals who require additional support but do not necessitate the intensity of an acute care setting, or as a step-down from an acute care setting.

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Offer an alternative to inpatient hospitalization.

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Allows individuals to receive the support they need while maintaining connections to their communities and support networks.

Continuum of Care | PHP & IOP at Clarity Clinic

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

What to Expect from Clarity Clinic's PHP Program

Clarity Clinic Partial Hospitalization Program | Chicago
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Comprehensive Care

Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) provides a more comprehensive level of care compared to our IOP Program. Our PHP Program takes place from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, 20 hours per week. Depending on the individuals situation, it is often recommended that they take a leave from school and/or work to focus primarily on their mental health treatment.

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Additional Support

Patients participate daily in a blend of group and individual therapy sessions led by our licensed therapists. In addition to the 20-hours a week of group work that this program requires, PHP will also require participants to set aside additional time for individual therapy, treatment planning sessions, family/support persons therapy as recommended, and psychiatric monitoring.

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Treatment Expectations

Your first day will include meeting your treatment team, getting acclimated to the program and what to expect from your treatment, and joining the group setting. You will also receive information on the program and details about the weekly schedule and what groups to expect. Please note, grab-and-go meals will be provided daily for you to enjoy during your group sessions.

What Are The Benefits of PHP?

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Structure & Support

PHP provides a structured and supportive environment where patients can engage in intensive therapy and treatment while still maintaining connections with their daily lives.

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Tailored Care

With PHP, individuals receive comprehensive care tailored to their specific needs, including group therapy, individual counseling, optional medication management, and skill-building exercises

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Flexibility

PHP programs can offer a higher level of support than traditional outpatient therapy, allowing patients to address their mental health challenges in a therapeutic setting while still having the flexibility to return home each day.

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Long-Term Focus

PHP also serves as a crucial step in the recovery process, helping individuals develop coping strategies, build resilience, and establish a strong foundation for long-term mental wellness.

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Individuals with mental health symptoms that significantly impair their daily functioning.

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Patients who require structured and intensive treatment but do not need 24-hour care provided by inpatient hospitalization.

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Those who have completed inpatient treatment and are transitioning back to their daily lives but still require significant support.

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Individuals who struggle to manage their symptoms independently and need regular monitoring and therapeutic interventions.

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Patients facing challenges in maintaining safety and stability in a lower level of care like Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) or outpatient therapy.

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Individuals at risk of symptom relapse or worsening symptoms without the level of support offered by a PHP.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

What to Expect from Clarity Clinic's IOP Program

Clarity Clinic Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) | Chicago
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Prioritize Your Mental Health

Clarity Clinic's Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) offers a short term treatment approach with sessions lasting three hours per day from 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm, three to five days per week depending on the participant's assessed needs. Patients can prioritize their mental health while still managing work, school, and daily responsibilities at home.

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Additional Support

In addition to the structured 9-15 hours a week of group work that this program requires, IOP will also require participants to set aside additional time for individual therapy, treatment planning sessions, family/support persons therapy as recommended, and psychiatric monitoring.

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A Group Setting

Your first day will include meeting your treatment team, getting acclimated to the program and what to expect from your treatment, and joining the group setting. You will also get information on the program and details about the weekly schedule and what groups to expect. Please note, grab-and-go meals will be provided daily for you to enjoy during your group sessions.

What Are The Benefits of IOP?

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Flexibility

With IOP, patients can maintain their daily routines, including work, school, and family commitments, while receiving comprehensive therapeutic care.

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Encouraging Setting

The structured nature of IOP sessions provides a supportive environment for addressing mental health challenges, offering a combination of individual therapy, group therapy, and skill-building activities.