You Are Not Alone

Chicago resources for individuals with eating disorders

According to the Eating Disorders Coalition, in 2014 at least 30 million Americans suffer from an eating disorder, so you are not alone. Eating disorders affect individuals regardless of gender, age, socioeconomic status, race, or other cultural factors. Although your recovery may take time, reaching out to a professional is your first step to a healthier and happier life. Below are resources in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs that work with adolescents just like you to treat eating disorders.


Insight Behavioral Health Centers

Insight Behavioral Health Centers offers a variety of programs for adults and adolescents with eating disorders. From outpatient therapy to Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) and 24/7 treatments, Insight works to help in ways that will have the most impact. They have several locations in both the suburbs and the city. Their flagship treatment center is in downtown Chicago.

Address: 333 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1900, Chicago, Illinois 60601
Intake: (312) 540-9955
General Information: (312) 540-9955


Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4) Eating Disorder Treatment

C4 conducts a comprehensive mental health assessment when working with clients who have eating disorders because they believe eating disorders often occur with other mental health problems. Clients work with a C4 therapist as well as a specialist while in treatment. While focusing on mental health, treatment also includes monitoring eating habits and moods, developing problem-solving skills, coping with stress, and working with a nutritional counselor. If students are exhibiting signs of depression or anxiety as well as the warning signs of an eating disorder, a comprehensive approach is very effective while in treatment.

Address: 4740 N Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640

Phone: (773) 769-0205


Healthier Tomorrows, LLC

Healthier Tomorrows has extensive experience working with individuals struggling with eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating disorder, as well as those struggling with behaviors such as food restriction, exercise addiction, compulsive overeating, chronic dieting, and emotional eating. They work with clients who have completed inpatient or residential eating disorder treatment programs and are continuing their recovery process at home, those who are seeking recovery in an outpatient setting, those who have tried diets and weight loss programs and have been unable to successfully manage their weight, as well as individuals who are struggling to fuel themselves well and exercise appropriately. They have experience working with adolescents, adults, men, and women.

Address: 561 West Diversey Parkway, Suite 219, Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (312) 533-1754


Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy

This center is an outpatient clinic which treats eating disorders as well as support during life transitions. They have expertise in child therapy, nutrition therapy, substance abuse counseling, etc. The therapeutic approach combines reeducation strategies along with strengthening relationships and identity. They help build the foundation for long-term recovery. It is very close to the DePaul University campus. They have a sliding payment scale.

Address: 3322 N Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60657

Phone: (773) 472-8587



The Awakening Center Eating Disorder Services

Founded and directed by Amy Grabowski, an eating disorder survivor, The Awakening Center uses a holistic approach to treat eating disorders. The Awakening Center offers individual psychotherapy and nutrition counseling, group therapy, workshops and classes, art and photo therapy, and family therapy. The center also provides affordable sliding scale fees and also do community outreach pro bono work.

Address: 3523 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago IL 60657

Phone: (773) 292-6262



The Eating Disorders Clinic at Comer Children's Hospital

The clinic uses the Maudsley Family-Based Treatment approach, using structured family therapy to help families get their child past his or her obsession with eating and weight gain. The intense treatment process involves twenty outpatient sessions over six months and in one study on the treatment methods, more than 90% of the subjects were in recovery five years later and did not require additional treatment.

Address: 5721 S. Maryland Avenue, Chicago IL 60637

Phone: (773) 702-0789


The Eating Disorders Program at the University of Chicago Hospitals

The Eating Disorders Program at the University of Chicago Hospitals provides outpatient and limited inpatient services for assessment, treatment, and followup for adolescents with eating disorders. The center also provides treatment for anxiety, depression, and relationship problems in relation to the eating disorder. Most patients are treated in the outpatient facilities and medical case management is provided through the University of Chicago Hospitals as well.

Address: 5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 3077 Chicago, Illinois 60637

Phone: (773) 834-5677



Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital: Center for Eating Disorders

For over a decade, the Center for Eating Disorders at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital has been helping those who struggle with eating disorders, as well as their families. Their comprehensive approach treats all eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, compulsive and emotional overeating, and binge-eating. Their program is the place to help patients begin the journey back to enjoying life again. The hospital is about an hour drive from Chicago.

Address: 1650 Moon Lake Boulevard, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
Intake: (800) 432-5005
General: (847) 882-1600

Center for Discovery Adolescent Residential Eating Disorders Program

The Center for Discovery Eating Disorders Program focuses on the treatment of many disorders with a focus on anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder in adolescent and teen males and females ages 11-17 and adult women 18 years and older. Center for Discovery is an in-home residential treatment program with multiple locations throughout Chicago and are accredited by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Hospital Organization (JCAHO). Center for Discovery professionals provide residents and their families with personalized treatment that focuses on emotional, behavioral, social, and spiritual growth. The in-home setting of Center for Discovery is appealing to people who do not want to go into a hospital setting but are in need of treatment.

Address: 3737 Lawson Rd. Glenview, IL 60026

Phone: (866) 377-9962


Linden Oaks—Edwards Hospital Eating Disorders Program, Arabella House

The eating disorders program at Linden Oaks offers inpatient, partial hospital, and intensive outpatient care for clients and residents ages 13 years and older. Treatment includes group therapy, nutrition education, and exercise counseling while addressing mental health issues as well as physical and dietary needs. This resource is unique because Arabella House offers residential care for female adolescents and adults ages 16 and older in recovery from an eating disorder and who need professional assistance in creating a healthy daily routine outside of treatment.

Address: 852 West St. Naperville, IL 60540

Phone: (630) 305-5500

24-hour helpline: 630-305-5027


Rago & Associates

Rago & Associates offers empirically based treatment for eating disorders. The clinicians at Rago & Associates begin treatment by doing a thorough assessment of the client’s symptoms and developing a treatment plan. The treatment plan is the strategy that the patient and his or her counselor will use for their recovery, and is modified throughout the course of treatment. Clinicians at the facility encourage patients to involve family members and friends to provide the support and resources needed for recovery. Additional treatment modalities include medical monitoring, evaluation for psychiatric medication, nutritional counseling, and exercise consultation and support.

Address: 525 S Washington Street, Naperville, Illinois 60540

Phone: (630) 637-9300


Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center is a leader in eating disorder treatment for women and girls with anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorders. The center is an hour drive from downtown Chicago. Timberline Knolls is known for their holistic approach to eating disorder treatment. They combine medical excellence with awareness of the realities of eating disorder recovery, and help their residents strengthen five core aspects of the self: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social.

Address: 40 Timberline Dr, Lemont, IL 60439
Phone: (877) 257-9612

TriCity Family Services Family-Based Treatment for Eating Disorders

Tricity provides mental health services for teens and their family members. They engage in family-based treatment for eating disorders. The entire family acts as a resource and recovery of the child. It accepts most major insurance companies and provides a sliding payment scale.

Address: 1120 Randall Court, Geneva, IL 60134

Phone: (630) 232-1070



Yellowbrick Eating Disorder Treatment Center

Yellowbrick provides an Intensive Outpatient Eating Disorder Service for emerging adults within the Chicago area and from across the nation who suffer from Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and atypical eating disorder syndromes including some cases of Binge Eating Disorder. Yellowbrick is not a primary weight loss or obesity treatment center though they are skilled at managing weight loss and/or obesity as it presents with other psychiatric conditions. As the Eating Disorder Service is embedded in an intensive psychiatric treatment center, co-morbid psychiatric disorders and substance abuse in addition to the eating disorder can be addressed and treated within Yellowbrick. There are four levels to treatment at Yellowbrick. Level one includes the initial assessment; level two is medical and nutritional stabilization; level three is stabilization of behavioral problems; and level four consists of psychological treatment and support.

Address: 1560 Sherman Avenue, Suite 400, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Phone: (866) 364-2300


Y R U Eating: The Recovery Center for Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating

Sue Chelminski runs this clinic and is a licensed clinical professional counselor, doctor of psychology, and a licensed registered dietician. She uses various treatment models which include CBT, Interpersonal, family therapy, and psychopharmacology to name a few. Dr. Chelminski will see anyone struggling with anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating, obesity or any similar eating disorder. The office is available for phone and email communication.

Address: 100 Fox Glen, Barrington, IL 60010

Phone: (847) 912-2074, (847) 304-0781 x6


DePaul University Counseling Services

Our mission fits integrally within DePaul University as a learning community.

We are committed to a student centered, developmental approach. Our purpose is to assist students in defining and accomplishing personal/academic goals, thus maximizing their potential to benefit from the academic environment and experience.

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