Chicago Behavioral Health Redefined: Your Premier Center for Mental Wellness

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Who We AreYour Chicago Behavioral Health Leader

At Skyway Behavioral Health Center, located in Skokie, on the north side of Chicago, our commitment to mental wellness is unwavering. With a team comprised of a multidisciplinary group of primary care physicians, psychiatry providers, nurses, dietitians, and behavioral health specialists dedicated to providing exceptional care, our shared mission is to be a guiding light for individuals navigating the complexities of mental health treatment.

You can find a comprehensive list of what we treat here.

A Tailored Approach to Behavioral Health Care in Chicago

Embracing the complex, multidiagnostic client, the staff at Skyway embraces a holistic approach while recognizing the intricate interplay between mind, body, and spirit.  Our personalized treatment plans fuse evidence-based therapies, psychiatric care, and innovative somatic therapies to cultivate holistic healing and lasting wellness.

Specialized Chicago Behavioral Health Services

Eating Disorder Treatment

If you are struggling with an eating disorder or disordered eating secondary to mood, anxiety, and /or trauma symptoms, Skyway offers personalized therapeutic interventions and nutritional guidance thereby fostering a journey toward a more positive relationship with food and an improved ability to nourish your body.

Specialized care is essential when navigating eating disorders ensuring a nuanced and tailored approach to support your well-being. Through personalized interventions and guided nutritional support, you’ll find empowerment and recovery.

Skyway adopts both a comprehensive and individualized strategy to address eating disorders, engaging a team of specialists committed to guiding individuals, like yourself, toward sustainable recovery. Utilizing behavioral therapies like Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (RODBT,) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Exposure Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and nutritional counseling, our goal is to deepen your understanding of triggers and eating disorder behaviors facilitating your path toward healing and resilience.

Trauma and PTSD Management

Trauma’s impact reverberates through various aspects of life. At Skyway, our trauma-informed therapies offer a sanctuary for healing. Guided by trained professionals, individuals embark on a journey of processing trauma, managing symptoms, and fostering resilience for a brighter future. Our trauma-focused therapies include Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Prolonged Exposure (DBT PE,) somatic therapies like Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Somatic Experiencing, and mindfulness-based approaches. These evidence-based interventions equip individuals with coping strategies, facilitating healing and empowerment.

View an introduction to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder here.

Treatment for Anxiety and Mood Disorders

Experiencing anxiety or mood symptoms can significantly impact your daily life and interfere with living a life worth living.  At times, these conditions might feel overwhelming, affecting your emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and relationships with others.  In our center, we recognize the challenges these disorders bring and are here to offer targeted support.

Anxiety, characterized by persistent worry or fear, can manifest in various forms—generalized anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorders, or specific phobias—impacting your ability to function adaptively and keeping you in a “fight or flight” state of perpetual distress. Similarly, mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorders, can disrupt your ability to regulate your emotions and energy levels while generating a level of exhaustion and overwhelm that makes daily activities seem more daunting and impossible to achieve.

Learn more about Mood and Anxiety Disorders here.

Skyway specializes in addressing these challenges through evidence-based approaches tailored to your unique experiences.  Behavioral and cognitive therapies (ie Behavioral Activation, CBT) equip you with strategies to manage anxious thoughts and behaviors, while mindfulness techniques aid in grounding and managing overwhelming emotions.  DBT and RODBT also help manage emotion dysregulation, interpersonal and/or relationship challenges, and increase distress tolerance. 

Additionally, our approach might incorporate medication management when necessary, aiming to restore balance and enhance your overall well-being.

Understanding the impact of these conditions on your life, we’re dedicated to providing a supportive environment where you can navigate these challenges and work towards reclaiming stability and emotional wellness. You’re not alone in this journey toward managing anxiety and mood disorders—we’re here to support you with individualized and evidence-based care.

Holistic Wellness Programs

Skyway extends its services beyond traditional therapies offering an array of holistic programs that complement clinical treatments. From yoga and meditation to art and somatic therapies, these experiential offerings are curated to enhance holistic well-being and encourage self-care.

Empowerment and Support

The commitment at Skyway surpasses mere treatment—it’s about fostering empowerment in individuals.  The combination of expert care with a nurturing community of peers who understand your experiences creates an environment where resilience and strength are discovered throughout the healing and wellness journey.

Client-Centered Care

At Skyway, paramount importance is placed on ensuring client comfort and satisfaction. The dedicated staff strives tirelessly to create a warm and supportive environment for everyone seeking mental health support.

Getting Started

For those seeking mental health support in Chicago, connecting with Skyway Behavioral Health is encouraged. Our experienced team is prepared to assist you through the process, address inquiries, and provide guidance as you take your initial step towards healing and wellness.

At Skyway, we believe in the possibility of healing, and we’re here to be your partner on your journey towards mental wellness.