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  • "We must get back

    to the road in some way."

    - L. Frank Baum

  • Find Your Way HomeYellowbrick
    Real-Time Treatment for Emerging Adults and Families

    Real-Time Treatment for Emerging Adults

    and their Families

    Changing the Brain;

    Transforming Lives

  • Emerging Adult




    Find Your Way Home

  • “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

  • “Remember you are the vehicle

    but not the Source”

    - Martin Luther King

  • “Human despair, and its often tragic consequences,

    derives from lost connection with self,

    others and transcendent ideals.”

    - Jesse Viner, MD

  • “Happy families all resemble each other

    while unhappy families are

    unique in their own sorrows.”

    - Tolstoy

Adolescent Integrative Services at Yellowbrick:
Helping Your Teen Through These Difficult Times.

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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

From our Alumni, Parents and Emerging Adults

Yellowbrick Testimonials Booklet

Yellowbrick Is

The Yellowbrick staff illuminates just what makes this unique Evanston, Illinois treatment center so special. 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.

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 is a unique paradigm-changing model that creates a powerful opportunity for the diagnostically elusive and difficult to treat young adult.”
- Prudence Gourgeschon, MD, Past President, American Psychoanalytic Assn.

“Yellowbrick defines the cutting edge”
- Robert Ruiz, MD, MPH; Chief Flight Surgeon, FAA Midwest

Yellowbrick Find Your Way Home

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

Research at Yellowbrick

Increased Absolute Power in the Left Prefrontal and Anterior Cingulate Cortices with TMS for Complex Depression
Increased Absolute Power in the Left Prefrontal and Anterior Cingulate Cortices with TMS for Complex Depression

Laura Viner, PhD, Stefanie Molicki, MA,
Elliot Birn, BS and Jesse Viner, MD
Yellowbrick Center for Clinical Neuroscience
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Yellowbrick Center for Clinical Neuroscience


Yellowbrick in the newS

ISSTD 35th Anniversay Conference

Jesse Viner, MD, CEO & Chief Medical Officer of Yellowbrick, presents "Neuroscience Informed Trauma Treatment"


at the 35th Annual International Society for Study of Trauma & Dissociation Conference at the Palmer Hilton in Chicago
View the Slide Presentation

Yellowbrick PRESENTS

International Society for Clinical TMS

2018 Annual Meeting
Brooklyn, New York

Jesse Viner and Laura Viner at Israel Conference

Jesse Viner M.D. and Matthew Graller M.A.

Deep TMS for Obsessional Thinking: ACC Deregulation and Genomics as Possible Outcome Markers


Matthew Graller M.A., Laura Viner Ph.D., Jesse Viner M.D.
Yellowbrick Center for Clinical Neuroscience


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 VI. 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 2019 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

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.

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

Read the Article

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