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Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Therapy

Behavioral Health Care for Struggling Teens

Is Teen Outpatient Treatment right for your child?

Adolescence is a difficult time for many children. Deciding on teen outpatient treatment or other counseling option can be difficult to navigate for parents and loved one. Teenagers must deal with peer pressure and pressure to do well in school while trying to make a healthy transition to adulthood. This puts a lot of stress on their shoulders, and it could lead to mental disorders like anxiety, depression, eating disorders and more.

Statistics show that approximately one in five young people, age 12 to 18, suffer from at least one mental health disorder. A teen intensive outpatient program could help.

Why Adolescent Outpatient Treatment?

Adolescent outpatient treatment involves receiving therapy in in a convenient outpatient environment. So rather than being checked into a facility, they can receive teen outpatient treatment while going about their every day lives. They can enjoy their adolescence while getting the care they need and developing important tools to overcome their mental health challenges.

While in Intensive outpatient program IOP, teens will work through a customized plan that gets to the root of their problems and teaches them healthy coping skills that replace negative thought processes.

Does my Teen need therapy? Teen Outpatient Programs vs. Other Treatment Options.

Adolescent IOP isn’t the only way you can go when it comes to getting your teen the treatment they need. There are other options including inpatient programs, taking your child to a school counselor, or simply talking to them yourself. However, adolescent intensive outpatient treatment outpatient may be the best solution. 

An inpatient program will take your child away from their friends and schoolwork. It will interfere with their curriculum, and it could make them depressed and resistant to treatment. A school counselor may be effective but with a whole school of children to care for, they won’t be able to give your child the customized care they need. And if you try to talk to them yourself, you run the risk of saying the wrong things and causing a rift in your relationship that will do more harm than good.

Our shared experience of watching our teens struggle mental health and addiction. 

– David Newton, SunCloud Health

At first, we think they are just making bad decisions. We justify this by believing that as adolescents, we expect some of this. We naively assume they will grow out of “it” and one day mature.  Signs that things might be worse than we hope include a few semesters of unusually poor grades, unexplainable and suspicious behavior, a substantial change in their friend group or months of them suddenly telling us how much they hate us.  After months of watching them go downhill, arguing with them and spending hours with close family and friends fruitlessly trying to come up with a solution for our newly diagnosed “difficult child”, we call their school counselor or a local therapist and ask for guidance.  If we are fortunate enough to get our kids to actually go see the school counselor or the local therapist (many are not!), once diagnosed with a mental health or addiction diagnosis, we are then faced with questions and thoughts ranging from, “give them more time, things will be fine..”, or  “How did this happen to MY CHILD when they had a fairy tale childhood”, or, “Now what do we do?”, or “What did I do wrong and how can I fix this since I am the parent, and nobody knows my child like I do?”


Why SunCloud Health is a Top Choice for Teen Outpatient Treatment?

There are many facilities that offer a teen intensive outpatient program, but SunCloud takes an approach that sets us apart. We combine holistic treatments with evidence-based therapies creating a customized plan that’s best suited to our patients’ needs. We address a wide range of mental health issues ensuring we can provide the care that’s right for your teen. We are dedicated to improving the quality of our patients’ lives.

Don’t let mental health issues and substance abuse disorders get in the way of your teen’s ability to live life to the fullest. Fill out our form or call us directly to find out more about our teen intensive outpatient program. We will provide the care your child needs to find the health and happiness they deserve. 

A specialized, individual approach

SunCloud Health has dedicated our attention to the needs of teens and the emotional health issues they face, with specialized outpatient services from skilled and licensed behavioral health professionals who are specially trained to work with young individuals. We create individualized programs for each teen that have teens working with a counselor, participating in group and family therapy sessions (when appropriate).


Alexander Chevalier, MD, Medical Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at SunCloud Health describes the impact of the SunCloud Health integrated model and how will it positively impact our adolescent patients?

What we treat

SunCloud health offers a full range of care tailored to the unique needs of adolescents:

No Two Teens Are Alike: Individualized Treatment for Mood, Eating Disorders, Substance and Trauma/PTSD.

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Teen Outpatient Treatment for Mood Disorders

Adolescent IOP is available for a wide range of mood disorders including the following:

  • Depression: Depression is characterized by the lowering of a person’s mood. It can lead to a withdrawal from society and a lack of interest in the things you once loved. An intensive outpatient adolescent treatment can be used to recognize the causes of depression and change negative thought processes.
  • PTSD: PTSD is caused by a traumatic incident that occurred at some point in a person’s life. It causes flashbacks, nightmares and avoidance of people, places and things that trigger memories of the incident. It is commonly treated with cognitive therapy, exposure therapy and EMDR.
  • Bipolar Disorder: Bipolar disorder involves severe mood swings that take a patient from euphoric highs to devastating lows. It can get in the way of basic functioning. Symptoms can be reduced with a combination of medications and therapy sessions.

Teen Outpatient Program for Drug/Substance Abuse

Teens can develop a substance abuse disorder due to experimentation and peer pressure, but when a dependency occurs, it is usually caused by deeper mental health issues. Many teens experience anxiety depression mood often but they are reluctant to reach out because they are unsure of what people will think of them.

Instead of getting the help they need, they turn to drugs and alcohol causing an addiction to form. An intensive outpatient program for teens will take a dual diagnosis approach that simultaneously treats the addiction and its underlying causes making for long term recovery.

Teen Outpatient Treatment Chicagoland at SunCloud Health, Chicago (Lincoln Park), Naperville, Northbrook

If you are in the Chicagoland area including Chicago (Lincoln Park), Naperville, or Northbrook, and are dealing with a teen that is suffering with mental health issues and/or a substance abuse option, SunCloud Health is the way to go. Let them know they are not alone. We offer teen outpatient treatment Aurora, teen outpatient treatment Naperville and teen outpatient treatment Northbrook. You are guaranteed to find a location that’s close to you.

Available Monday through Friday, 4:00 – 7:30 pm

The SunCloud Health circle of comprehensive care and support is confidential and compassionate treatment in individual, family and group therapy settings.

  • Treatment that gives teens the resources and skills to move toward a hopeful live worth living
  • Patient dignity and confidentiality are our top priority
  • We are committed to treating you and your teen with kindness and respect

We’re Here to Help Your Teen on Their Journey to Better Mental Health.

Get help for your teen from one of the nations most trusted names in treating teens for substance use addictions, eating disorders, mood disorders, PTSD and related traumas.

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Our Adolescent Team discuss SunCloud Health Outpatient Treatment for Teens 


Alexander Chevalier, MD, Medical Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at SunCloud Health explains the role that family can play in the recovery of adolescents?


Dr. Nicole Bishop, Psychologist and Clinical Director on working with adolescence.

With attentive services and skillful programs, our specialized team will help your teen learn to problem solve, building confidence to return to a purposeful, fulfilling daily life at home and school.


Alexander Chevalier, MD, Medical Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry on considerations when seeking a “good fit” treatment center.


Dr. Nicole Bishop, Psychologist and Clinical Director on why SunCloud might be a good fit for you.

Is someone hurting you?

Child Abuse Hotline: 1.800.25.ABUSE (252.2873)

National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline: 866.331.9474 (TTY 711)

National Suicide Hotline: 1.800.273.TALK (8255)

Lake County Crisis: 847.377.8088

Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide ( L.O.S.S.): 312.655.7283

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