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

Specialized Assessment & Treatment for
Emerging Young Adults and their Families


Yellowbrick has created a developmentally specialized, research-based clinical model that integrates current contributions of neuroscience, innovative psychotherapies, strength-based life-skills acquisition and wellness medicine.

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 and substance abuse, eating disorders, borderline and avoidant personality disorders; “failure to launch”.

Yellowbrick collaborates with emerging adults ages 18-30, their families and participating professionals toward the development of a strategic “Life Plan.” An integrative, multi-specialty consultation will clarify strengths, limitations, risks, define motivation, goals and committed choices. In addition to supported apartment living at The Residence, Yellowbrick’s Consultation & Treatment Center offers:

  • Life Strategies Program IOP
  • Specialized IOP programs for trauma recovery, addictions and eating disorders
  • Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS); Neuro-feedback; Collaborative Psychopharmacology; Cognitive Rehabilitation
  • Education & Career Development Center

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 psychotherapy treatment and assistance for re-entry into school or work.


Join Lou Agosta and his special guests Drs. Jesse Viner and Dale Monroe-Cook for an engaging conversation about the emotional, psychological, and human challenges of emerging adulthood. Drs. Viner and Monroe-Cook address these issues with their clients as Medical director and VP for Clinical Operations at YellowBrick, a national treatment center specializing in working with troubled emerging adults.

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

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Yellowbrick Foundation - Yellowbrick Journal IV Just Released!


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

Download a pdf of our new December 2014 Issue IV.


Yellowbrick Journal IV.
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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.


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 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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