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Outpatient Treatment and Groups

We provide continuous care treatment options through groups, individual and family education, and community connections.

Our approach to outpatient care is to provide continuous care treatment options through groups, individual and family education, and community connections.

We strive to decrease or eliminate relapse that results in readmission to treatment by creating a robust web of treatment providers and services at SunCloud and in your community. We are unique in that we work with our patients to create and adapt an individualized, continuous care plan, based on their ongoing needs and treatment goals.


Kim Cimino, LMFT and Lauren Pace, DO discuss the importance of family involvement and family therapy for loved ones, families and patients in recovery
Individual psychotherapy is provided on an ongoing basis to those who would benefit. Each of our respected and caring therapists bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in the treatment of addictions, trauma, mood and eating disorders. All of our therapists are relationally oriented and highly trained. Our clinical team utilize a variety of treatment modalities including Somatic Experiencing, DBT, ACT, Client-Centered, Mindfulness, and specialized addiction treatment.

Group psychotherapeutic work is a pillar of our outpatient services. Most groups are open-ended with some designed as series to offer particular therapeutic skills. We strive for experiential, process and insight orientated group spaces, that are safe and recovery community driven.

We found this quote and article published by the The American Journal on Addictions, to be quite profound on the ability of social engagement to change lives.

“While it is crucial to deliver effective medications more widely and effectively, as well as to develop new medications that can treat a wider range of substance use disorders, we may not solve the current opioid crisis or prevent future crises without additionally addressing issues of isolation and other social stresses in our physical and virtual communities.

Addressing isolation should be a central focus for clinicians, both through utilization of behavioral treatments that focus on social reinforcement and encouraging patient engagement in recovery support services that foster social connection and mutual aid.” 

Read more – The Potency of Social Versus Drug Rewards

CURRENT OUTPATIENT GROUPS SCHEDULE

MONDAY – once per week outpatient process group
5:00 – 6:30 pm: Continuing Care with Gail Alexander, Northbrook

TUESDAY – once per week outpatient process group
4:00 – 5:30 pm: Continuing Care with Shale Marks, Northbrook

THURSDAY
Noon – 1:30 pm: Recovery Growth for Men with Dr. Kim Dennis, MD (adult men), Northbrook

FRIDAY
Noon – 1:30 pm: Recovery Growth for Women with Dr. Kim Dennis, MD (adult women), Northbrook

3:30 – 5:00 pm: Continuing Care with Joe Whitlock, Chicago (Lincoln Park)

OUTPATIENT GROUP DESCRIPTIONS

Recovery Growth for Women with Dr. Kim Dennis, MD (adult women), Northbrook
An ongoing process group for women at any stage in recovery. This supportive space is for anyone in the recovery process whether it be with an eating disorders, substance abuse or any compulsive behavior. This group includes medication management.

Recovery Group for Men with Dr. Kim Dennis, MD (18 and over), Northbrook
Participant are welcome at any stage in their recovery, may be experiencing other compulsive behaviors including substance abuse or self-injury and is inclusive to men over 18.  This group includes medication management as needed.

Continuing Care Group with Shale Marks, Tuesday, Northbrook and Joe Whitlock, Friday, Chicago (Lincoln Park)
A psycho-educational and experiential process group designed to create the building blocks of the recovery process for those in the beginning of their recovery, and those looking to deepen their experience of the first three steps in the 12-step model. Participants are encouraged to utilize the support group dynamic while focusing on their individual progress. Mastering the first three steps is crucial to understanding why addiction occurs, learning the mechanics of how to cope with it and preparing the group member to return to wholeness, build trust in relationships, break destructive patterns and become an active participant in their own lives.

Continuing Care with Gail Alexander, Northbrook
This group is designed for men and women who benefit from connection with and support from others who have successfully completed our IOP program and have begun the healing process in recovery. People struggling from substance abuse, eating disorders, mood disorders and trauma will benefit from this ongoing weekly group. Max 8 people.

JOIN OUR GROUP FOR FAMILIES

Tuesday from 6:30 – 7:30 pm in Chicago (Lincoln Park), facilitated by Mara Schieber

Wednesday from 4:30 – 5:30 pm in Naperville, facilitated by Amber Glavor

Wednesday from 4:30 – 5:30 pm in Northbrook, facilitated by Nada Pavlovic

Addictions, eating disorders and psychological trauma impact entire family systems. Frequently, the families develop dysfunctional roles, enmeshed boundaries, intimacy fears and unhealthy communication patterns.  This weekly multifamily group provides a safe therapeutic space for family members of people receiving or considering services at SunCloud Health to embark on their own journeys, with authenticity and transparency.

Families consciously and unconsciously transmit destructive coping strategies, such as addiction, to the next generation. Thankfully, transformative recovery experiences can be passed on to up-and-coming generations, creating cultures of resilience for family members in place of cultures of despair. This group will offer the possibility of recovery from codependent behaviors as well as life-changing explorations for all participants.  It will also provide a forum for families to share in their experiences, and to learn from others on how to both heal themselves and support their loved ones in their recovery.

Group sessions are offered to families with a patient at SunCloud at no-charge.

Please call us or email us if you are interested, (866) 729-1012 or [email protected]

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