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    - L. Frank Baum

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    Real-Time Treatment for Emerging Adults and Families

    Real-Time Treatment for Emerging Adults

    and their Families

    Changing the Brain;

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  • “Be the change in the world

    you want to see.”

    - Mahatma Ghandi

  • “One cannot solve the problem with

    the same thinking that created it.”

    - Albert Einstein

  • “When challenged with being unable to

    change our context, the true challenge

    is to change ourselves.”

    - Viktor Frankl

  • “Nothing of enduring value

    in the history of mankind

    has ever been created alone.”

    - Karl Menninger, MD

  • “Human despair, and its often tragic consequences,

    derives from lost connection with self,

    others and transcendent ideals.”

    - Jesse Viner, MD

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Center for clinical neuroscience

State of the art and research, technologically advanced assessment and treatment . . . read more

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Trauma Recovery Program

Evening intensive outpatient programs for trauma recovery . . . read more

Substance Abuse Treatment

Substance Abuse Treatment & Recovery

At Yellowbrick we recognize that substance abuse fundamentally distorts relationships . . . read more

Core Competence Services

Core Competence Services

A strengths-based neurobiological approach to helping the emerging adult discover, develop, and utilize their personal strengths . . . read more

Adolescent Services

Adolescent Services

The overwhelming majority (75%) of psychiatric illnesses begin within the developmental window of adolescence . . . read more

February 9, 2018 Education Conference
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2017 Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

2017 Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

Yellowbrick Consultation and Treatment Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.


An Open Community Model

Specialized Assessment & Treatment for Adolescents, Emerging Young Adults and their Families

Yellowbrick's mission is to serve as the national leader in psychiatric healthcare for adolescents, emerging young adults and their families. Yellowbrick provides integrated, intensive outpatient treatments based on the frontiers of neuroscience, psychotherapy, life skills and wellness research and practice. Yellowbrick's naturalistic, real-time, sober, open therapeutic community model offers an immersion in expert, collaborative, healing relationships.

“Yellowbrick is an internationally unique treatment center integrating interdisciplinary research with expert clinical experience into a transformative, coherent treatment model.”
- Allan Schore PhD

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 people coming to Yellowbrick from across the United States share the common difficulties in negotiating the universal challenges of transitioning into adulthood. Common diagnosis include mood and anxiety disorders, PTSD, OCD, trauma related and dissociative disorders, co-occurring psychotic disorders, substance abuse, eating disorders, borderline and avoidant personality disorders, and “failure to launch.”

Yellowbrick collaborates with adolescents and emerging adults, ages 14-35, their families and participating professionals toward the development and implementation of a strategic “Life Plan.” An integrative, multi-specialty consultation will clarify strengths, limitations, risks, define motivation, goals and collaborative agreements & choices. In addition to supported apartment living at The Residence and Campus Competence, Yellowbrick’s Consultation & Treatment Center offers:

  • Life Strategies Program IOP addressing universal developmental challenges for emerging adults.
  • After School IOP for adolescents addressing self-governance, social effectiveness and family relationships.
  • Specialized evening IOP programs:
    • Trauma recovery,
    • Substance abuse and compulsive behaviors,
    • Disorders affecting the relationship of self to the body.
  • Center for Clinical Neuroscience:
    • Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS)
    • Neuro-feedback
    • Collaborative genomically informed psychopharmacology & nutraceuticals
    • Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation
    • ReCognition: cognitive enhancement
    • Sleep hygeine
  • Core Competence addressing:
    • Psychiatrically informed home health visitation
    • Executive functioning and life skills
    • Education, career & community participation
    • Health, nutrition & wellness
    • Support for psychotic disorders
Yellowbrick Fact Sheet
2017 Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

2017 Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

Find out more about Yellowbrick

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

Yellowbrick Fact Sheet Yellowbrick Fact Sheet

Study of Effectiveness and Safety of deep TMS Treatment for

Brainsway Yellowbrick

Have you experienced a severe life-changing trauma?

Do you have psychiatric symptoms & life impairment due to trauma?

Yellowbrick is an approved site for clinical trials of deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS) for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Deep TMS is already an established treatment for Major Depressive Disorder based on a strong track record of safety and efficacy.

Yellowbrick is seeking individuals to participate in a study of deep TMS for the treatment of PTSD. Participants will receive either actual or sham treatment 3x/week for 4 weeks and 2 follow-up treatment/assessment sessions.

For a study screening, contact Laura Viner, PhD, Director of Research, at lviner@yellowbrickprogram.com.

Recent Publications

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Yellowbrick Journal

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 V. Yellowbrick Journal IV.

Outcome Report

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. Outcome Report 2016 Outcome Report

Yellowbrick Brainsway Brochure

Brainsway Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation System for Treatment of Major Depression

Yellowbrick and Brainsway are partnering to be the first to bring this innovative & effective treatment for depression to Chicago. Yellowbrick is a primary investigator site for clinical research trials exploring additional FDA indications for this National Institute of Mental Health patented technology. Yellowbrick Brainsway Brochure

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.10th Anniversary Emerging Adult Art Show Book

Yellowbrick Program

Yellowbrick Is

Eliza Hoffman - Meditation Tutorial

10th International Congress of the International Neuropsychiatric Association,
Jerusalem, Israel, October 14-16, 2015
Jesse Viner and Laura Viner at Israel Conference


COMT and Deregulation of the Prefrontal Cortex in PTSD


Laura Viner, PhD, Jesse Viner, MD,
Leah Klein, BS and Emily Rose Kirschenbaum

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Poster Presentation at
International Clinical TMS Society Conference
May 13, 2016
Poster Presentation at International Clinical TMS Society Conference May 13, 2016

Yellowbrick PRESENTS

Comparison of TMS Outcomes In Complex Major Depressive Disorder: Brainsway and Neurostar


Laura Viner, PhD, Jesse Viner, MD,
Yellowbrick Center for Clinical Neuroscience and
Department of Psychiatry, Northwestern University Medical School

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Yellowbrick is Featured in the New York Times

New York Times Magazine

What Is It About 20-Somethings?

By Robin Marantz Henig
Published August 18, 2010

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