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  • "We must get back

    to the road in some way."

    - L. Frank Baum

  • Real-Time Treatment for Emerging Adults

    and their Families

    Changing the Brain;

    Transforming Lives

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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

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Core Competence Services

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


An Open Community Model

Specialized Assessment & Treatment for Emerging Young Adults and their Families

Yellowbrick’s mission is to serve as the national leader in psychiatric healthcare for emerging young adults and their families. Yellowbrick provides Core Competence Home Services and 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 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 transitioning into 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, and “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

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

Yellowbrick Eighth Annual Art Show


Please join us for Yellowbricks Eighth Annual Art Show

Yellowbrick provides opportunities for self-expression through writing, painting, music and sculpture. This exhibit celebrates and anticipates Yellowbrick’s 10th anniversary year. It showcases the work of Emerging Young Adults struggling to discover and define themselves as they create a place in the community.


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

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.Emerging Adult Art Show Book

Everything You Wanted to Know About Emerging Adulthood but Were Afraid to Ask: Addiction, Learning Challenges, Failure to Launch, and Helicopter Parents

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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