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  Yellowbrick Consultation & Treatment Center, S.C., Psychiatrists & Psychiatric Services, Evanston, IL

Trauma Recovery, Addiction & Eating Disorder Treatment for Young Adults


Yellowbrick is a private, physician-owned and-operated psychiatric healthcare organization whose mission is to provide a full-spectrum, specialized approach to the emotional, psychological and developmental challenges of emerging young adults.

Across a spectrum of diagnosis and syndrome patterns of dysfunction, all of the young adults coming to Yellowbrick from across the United States share the common difficulties in negotiating the universal challenges of transition to adulthood. Common diagnosis include mood and anxiety disorders, PTSD, trauma related and & dissociative disorders, co-occurring psychotic disorders, addiction & substance abuse, eating disorders, borderline and avoidant personality disorders; “failure to launch”.

Yellowbrick operates from a research-based care model that combines the most current contributions of neuroscience, innovative psychotherapies, strength-based rehabilitation strategies and wellness medicine. Guided by skilled, experienced and compassionate professionals who are dedicated to accountability and outcome, Yellowbrick offers emerging young adults a sober peer community, skilled supported residences, in-depth treatment and assistance for re-entry into school or work.

For more information about Yellowbrick including clinical issues, program model, services and fees, please download our fact sheet.

Yellowbrick Fact Sheet Yellowbrick Fact Sheet


Outcome Report Download pdf file

Outcome Report

There are many available approaches to the treatment of complex, treatment-resistant and, often, life-threatening problems in emerging adulthood. It can be challenging and expensive to measure real improvement in such complex situations. Yet, without assessing treatment outcomes using established methods, one cannot determine the benefits of different interventions, beyond one person’s subjective opinion. This is why Yellowbrick allocates time and resources to assess the objective value of our treatment interventions. As you will see in this report, outcome assessment and research is based on the same dimensions of “real-time, real-life” change that is central to the Yellowbrick model. In addition to established outcome methods, we are also developing new methods to measure changes in the brain that are believed to accompany therapeutic and life changes.


The Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute Announces its Community Mental Health Conference

The Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute Announces its Community Mental Health Conference

“ Suicide : Responding and Creating Hope” Sunday, June 1st 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 pm
Beth Emet The Free Synagogue
1224 Dempster St. Evanston

Making a Difference in the lives of those at risk and in the lives of survivors

Providing an opportunity to explore and analyze the latest knowledge and developments


This year’s esteemed panel of specialists:

David Clark Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Clinical Research and Professor of Psychiatry and Bioethics at The Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, where he is also the Clinical Research Dean.

Cheryl King Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology , and Director of the Institute of Human Adjustment at the University of Michigan. She is also Director of the Youth Depression and Suicide Research Program.

Heidi Bryan has battled with depression most of her life, is a suicide attempt survivor and lost her brother to suicide in 1995. In 1999 she founded Feeling Blue Suicide Prevention Council. She currently serves on the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention Suicide Attempt Survivor Task Force.

This year’s moderator is Michael Horowitz Ph.D., President of the Chicago School Education System.

Father Charles T. Rubey , Director of Catholic Charities LOSS Program will speak.

Questions? Call 312-467-2552 or email the Institute at nrcinstitute@thechicagoschool.edu You can also visit the Institute website at www.naomicoheninstitute.org for more information

Click here to download brochure.


Just Released!

Emerging Adult Art Show Book Download pdf file

Art Show Book

The Emerging Adult Art Show is one of the many Yellowbrick activities that combine treatment with community participation. Self-expression through involvement in the creative process, self-observation facilitated through the writing of an artist statement, and self-fulfillment experienced through the presentation of artistic creations combine with collaborative participation in a community of emerging adults, family members, treatment professionals, and for this activity, a local art gallery. The words and images on the pages of this publication are testament to the power of providing emerging adults an opportunity to access their strengths, develop competence and actualize goals.

Yellowbrick Foundation

Yellowbrick Foundation is a not for profit organization whose mission is to support research, training, community education regarding the emotional, psychological, and developmental challenge of emerging adults,
ages 18 to 29. Visit the Yellowbrick Foundation website.

Yellowbrick Journal III.Download the pdf file

Yellowbrick is featured in

New York Times Magazine

What Is It About 20-Somethings?

By Robin Marantz Henig
Published August 18, 2010

Read the article.

Affiliates of Yellowbrick

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine – Chicago, IL
Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis – Chicago, IL
The Family Institute at Northwestern University – Evanston, IL
NorthShore University Medical Staff – Evanston, IL
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

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