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The Meadows Outpatient

3250 Lacey Road, Suite 100, Downers Grove, IL 60515



Perfect for those who have already completed a residential, inpatient or partial-hospitalization treatment program or someone who doesn’t require a higher level of care, The Meadows Outpatient Center-Chicago is based on Pia Mellody’s time-tested Meadows Model of Developmental Immaturity. Let us work with you to determine the safest and most appropriate program for your specific treatment needs.


About Us

Our welcoming facility conveniently located in the western Chicago suburb of Downers Grove is the ideal place to begin your recovery journey. The Meadows Outpatient Center offers comprehensive intensive outpatient and partial-hospitalization treatment rooted in decades of clinical experience treating childhood and relational trauma, mental health issues, and co-occurring disorders. We have a reputation for quality, integrity, and proven results, which is why patients, healthcare partners, and local communities trust us to meet their treatment needs.

Our Program

Our all-inclusive, eight-week intensive outpatient program includes 15 to 20 hours of on-site programming services each week with day and evening options to best fit your schedule.


We treat adults 18 and older for trauma, mental health issues, and co-occurring disorders. Our programs are ideal for anyone who requires outpatient care to transition back to everyday life smoothly or start the recovery process.

Program Features

  • Partial-hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels of care
  • On-site psychiatrist available part-time for evaluations and follow-up
  • Individual and group counseling
  • The Meadows Brain Center with state-of-the-art equipment designed to improve brain function
  • On-site neurofeedback sessions to promote self-regulation skills and improve health
  • A wide range of trauma informed care modalities that incorporating somatic-informed approaches and Internal Family Systems
  • Evidence-based approaches such as CBT and DBT
  • Family Recovery Group
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Transitional Living (through local referral)
  • Thriving Alumni Program

Our Partial Hospitalization program (PHP)

A partial hospitalization level of care is ideal for those who require stabilization and a safe space before transitioning to an intensive outpatient program (IOP). Average length of stay in our PHP spans four weeks, with an option to extend if deemed clinically appropriate. Program hours are increased at this level of care to allow for a focus on regulation in preparation to step down to our IOP. While programming is tailored to the individual’s needs, those in the partial hospitalization program routinely have 1-2 individual sessions each week, weekly psychiatry sessions, weekly family recovery virtual sessions, and neurofeedback sessions as needed.  

PHP Level of Care Includes:

  • 4-week length of stay (with option to extend)
  • Programming 5 days per week, 5-6 hours per day
  • Focus on stabilization, safety, and regulation
  • Case management
  • Preparation for IOP level of care


Group and one-on-one therapy is essential to our program, but we know that healing also happens through other avenues. That’s why we employ a wide range of methods and holistic options to ensure a well-rounded treatment experience that incorporates the mind, body, and soul. Optional Friday activities may include:


Tai Chi/



Expressive Arts

Reach Out

We use innovative therapeutic techniques to identify and treat the underlying trauma of addictive and dysfunctional processes to help people find hope and healing. Convenient, comprehensive care is available.

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Virtual IOP

The Meadows Outpatient Center-Chicago offers our same comprehensive outpatient treatment in a convenient, flexible format that allows people to get the help they need without leaving home. The setting may be a little different, but we address everything our in-person outpatient programs do.

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