What does SunCloud Health treat at our Residential Treatment Center?
Our Integrated Model is Designed to Treat Co-Occurring Diseases
SunCloud Health specializes in treating patients who struggle with complex co-occurring eating disorders, substance use disorders, mood disorders and related trauma.
Our approach is integrated and ideal for people who don’t fit nicely in to a “treatment box” at other facilities that may specialize in one diagnosis and not the entire person.
Over 60% of our patients admit with co-occurring disorders.
We don’t track people based on their “primary”.
We treat the whole person.
Our Highly Experienced Residential Care Team Is Designed Around Our Patient’s Conditions
Lead by one of the nations most highly respected psychiatrists, Kim Dennis, MD, the multi disciplinary care team we have created has nearly 100 years of combined experience working at the residential level of care. Many have worked together for nearly 20 years and each brings a unique gift rooted in a deep compassion for improving the lives of the patients we treat.
Our residential treatment center features 21 residential beds for adults 18 and over in our overnight facility in Northbrook. Our treatment model is integrated and comprehensive with a laser like focus on treating those who struggle with complex co-occurring eating disorders, substance use disorder, process addictions, mood disorders and related trauma. Residential level of care is for those who need 24/7 support.
Coming in late 2022, we are expanding our residential services with the opening of a new specialty unit focusing exclusively on the treatment of co-occurring eating disorders with substance use disorders. We’re opening a new building right next door to our current residential center. More information to come.
Get to Know Your SunCloud Health Residential Treatment Center Care Team
Rachel Goodwin, LPC, LCDC, CADC
SunCloud Health treats individuals struggling with complex co-occurring substance use disorders, eating disorders, process addictions, mood disorders, and trauma. We believe it’s best to utilize an integrated treatment approach, rather than serially addressing symptoms. We simultaneously treat behavioral concerns and their underlying causes and conditions.
We are a group-based program. We believe in the power of community and group treatment. We feel that when patients work with others who struggle with similar issues, they can harness the power to effect change that is often unachievable with individual therapy alone.
We believe group therapy is an agent of change and provides a space that promotes social support and healing. It offers a unique opportunity for individuals to work on issues of intimacy and individuation. It is useful in treating a broad variety of problems including depression, anxiety, serious medical illness, loss, and addictive disorders (AGPA, 2003).
When patients come to us with an issue, we encourage them to “bring it to group!” Our group therapy provides a safe space where patients can talk about everything and anything. We are not afraid of patients triggering other patients. We do not wish to create a “protective-trigger-free-bubble” treatment experience. Rather, we find there is no better place to be triggered than in a treatment setting where direct clinical support is available and patients can practice the social skills they have been working on.
Our care is integrated, wholistic and comprehensive. In addition to group therapy, we provide individual therapy, family therapy, medication management, nutrition support, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Experiential Therapies (such as art and yoga). We also offer outdoor activities and local outings.
Sonja Negrean, RN, BS, SCRN
Director of Compliance and Nursing
Our residential facility offers 24-hour nursing care to ensure the medical safety of our patients. Our nursing staff coordinates with our clinical team and doctors to assure all medical needs are met promptly and appropriately.
Jessica Martinez, RD, LDN
Director of Residential Nutrition Services
At SunCloud Health, we believe nutrition is a critical part of every recovery journey. All patients are provided with a weekly nutrition and body image group. 3 meals and 3 snacks are built into our daily schedule to ensure patients are adequately nourished.
We offer a variety of meals and snacks and can accommodate most dietary restrictions. Those who struggle with disordered eating or need specialized nutrition support have access to a dietician who provides counsel on a weekly, or as-needed, basis.
Jessica Martinez believes there is no “one size fits all” approach to eating disorder treatment. She encourages our dietitians to implement unique interventions that are customized to patients’ needs and help them achieve their nutrition goals.
LEARN MORE: about how a dietitian can support your recovery.