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PHP / Day Treatment Program

PHP / Day program offered 5 days a week for dual-diagnosis treatment.

Please contact us if you feel our Full Day Adult Program might be a good fit for you, Adult PHP

PHP/Day program is currently offered 5 days a week for dual-diagnosis treatment. Treating substance use disorders, eating disorders, mood disorders and related trauma in an integrated way.

We offer PHP, Monday through Friday 9:30 am to 4 pm at all SCH locations, Northbrook, Naperville, Chicago (Lincoln Park)

Please contact us to determine if our program would be a good fit for you, Call or email us here.

Partial Hospitalization or Day Treatment Program provides stabilization for patients with more severe symptoms yet who fall below the threshold of requiring inpatient 24-hour support.  While our PHP program offers some of the intensity and structure of a residential treatment during daytime hours, we provide additional opportunities to practice recovery outside of the controlled treatment environment during evenings at home or in peer supported apartment communities.   Our PHP operates 5 days per week, 7 hours per day, Monday through Friday.  Because every patient is unique, the recommended length of stay in PHP depends on each person’s clinical circumstances.

This bio-psycho-social-spiritual treatment program uses evidenced based-treatment including dialectic behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness practices, and twelve step facilitation to help patients develop coping skills. Our integrative program is designed to coordinate treatment across disorders in order to eliminate the need for patients having to choose which of their disorders deserves priority in terms of treatment. The disruption this type of “tracked” approach creates for the patient in their recovery, is eliminated by our cohesive approach which puts the patient at the center of their treatment.

Goals of the program are to assist patients In:

  • Effectively managing stress and overwhelming emotions using emotion and distress management skills, interpersonal effectiveness skills, and mindfulness skills.
  • Medication management and medication assisted treatment
  • Developing effective patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving.
  • Resolving problems through building reliable systems of support and identifying/building upon their strengths
  • Providing education that will give knowledge and skills to patients and families to cope with current and future stressors.
  • Educating patients and families about mental illness, eating disorders and substance use disorders to engage them in treatment and recovery activities.
  • Employing a chronic illness management model to support patients in maintaining long term wellness.
  • Support people stepping down from Residential Treatment as they embark on what is often a challenging transition.

Meet Your Care Team

Certified Addiction Counselors, Board certified psychiatrists

  • Kim Dennis, MD (CEO and Co-Founder)
  • Lauren Pace, DO
  • Hari Hristea, MD

Clinical Director

  • Kim Cimino, LMFT

Director of Compliance and Nursing

  • Sonja K. Negrean, RN, BS, SCRN

Director of Operations

  • David Newton, MBA, (Co-Founder) 

Executive Director

  • Rita Ekelman, MBA, RDN, LDN, CD

Naperville Site Director and Therapist. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

  • Amber Glavor, LMFT

Chicago Site Director and Therapist

  • Hannah Carra, LCSW, CADC

Intake Director

  • Kathy Pasternicki, PsyD, CADC

Individual and Group Therapist, Social Worker and Case Manager

  • Shale Marks LCSW, CADC
  • Mara Y. Schieber, LCSW, CADC
  • Rachel Goodwin, LPC, LCDC, CADC
  • Jessica Kush, LCPC, RYT-200, TCTSY-F
  • Gail Alexander, LPC
  • Brianna Morales, MA/LCPC
  • Nada Pavlovic. 
  • Megan Heary. LCPC, NCC, CADC
Psychologists

  • Dr. Marcia Nickow, PSY.D, CADC, CGP

Registered Nurse and Advanced Nurse Practitioner

  • Kristen Book, APN

Clinical Counselor, Christian Program Leader and Therapist

  • Steve Wright, LCPC, RDDP

Certified Addiction Counselors

  • Joe Whitlock, CADC
  • Roseann Rook, CADC
  • Emily Strachan, CADC 

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

  • Krista DeCeault, RDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

  • Colleen O’Sullivan, RDN

Registered Dietitian

  • Jessica Martinez, RD

Billing Specialist

  • Anita Ford

Marketing Representative

  • Elizabeth Roan

Information on Overnight Sober Living While In Treatment

Contact us for more information on several options we have for patients who may want or need an overnight component to their treatment at SCH.  If you don’t live in the area, or if you simply need to be away from home while in our PHP, we can refer you to several sober living homes in the area such as A Fresh Start to provide a sober and accountable living environment for our patients. Further, there are several local hotels very close by with whom we can have discounted agreements in place for our patients.  Depending on the level of care needed, we will work with you to determine what makes sense for you.  Having an overnight component to our program enables us to work with patients from all over the country and not just from Chicago.

Weekly at all locations A Group Just For Families

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.

Cost:  Included for families with patients in SCH IOP Program

$45.00/family for all other families.

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

PHP is often for patients stepping down from residential who still need intense structure and therapy during the day yet who are well enough to go home or spend the night at a sober living home.  We will work with your care coordinator in residential to determine if our PHP is a good fit for you.

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