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Northwestern Medicine Behavioral Health Services Sycamore


Northwestern Medicine Behavioral Health Services Sycamore, an outpatient department of Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital, offers personalized care to help patients with mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, mood disorders and bipolar disorder.

The newly expanded Sycamore clinic is a comfortable and private space, with expanded services and appointment availability. Services offered at this location include:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Psychiatry
  • Evaluation for Outpatient Mental Health Treatment
  • Pediatric Psychological Testing Services
  • Outpatient Individual Therapy
  • Outpatient Group Therapy
  • Outpatient Family Therapy
  • Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program (IOP)
  • Mental Health Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Appointments for the following programs are now available for teens aged 13 to 18 as well as adults:

  • Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program (IOP)
    Three hours a day, three to four days a week, Monday through Friday
Appointments are now available for adults:
  • Mental Health Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
    Six hours a day, five days a week, Monday through Friday


If you need more than a weekly therapy session to help manage your mental health symptoms, these programs may be right for you. Both programs are outpatient so you can stay active with your family and in your community. They may include individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, expressive/art therapy, psychiatry and other services.

For an appointment or to learn more, please call 815.748.8334. If you are in distress and need immediate assistance, our Behavioral Health hotline is available 24 hour-a-day, 7-days-a-week at 866.242.0111. The National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week via text or phone at 988.


Appointment Information

When you first contact Behavioral Health Services, you’ll be asked to provide some information so the staff can match you with the right level of care. Information you will be asked for includes:

  • Why you are seeking behavioral health services and what you are treatment needs are.
  • If you have scheduling limitations for appointments.

At Your First Therapy Appointment

We recommend that you arrive at least 20 minutes early for your first appointment at Behavioral Health Services. Please bring your insurance information if you will be going through insurance for your services. Any co-payment for the visit can be paid at this time as well.

In addition to new patient forms, you will be asked to sign a Release of Information form, which gives your provider permission to communicate with your primary care physician, healthcare providers, and other designated individuals regarding your care. We believe a team approach to treatment is the most effective. However, releasing information is completely up to you, and we will honor your directives if you choose not to share that information.

About Sessions With Your Provider

The professionals here believe that treatment services are a collaborative effort between the provider and the patient. During your first session, you and your provider will get to know each other and if possible, determine the best plan for your care.

In the initial session, it is important that you feel comfortable to ask questions regarding your provider’s approach, education, and training. Your provider will also ask you questions about your reasons for coming, your personal and family history, and other healthcare information.

Why Choose Us

Northwestern Medicine is proud to have five hospitals ranked among “America’s Best” by U.S. News & World Report for 2023-24. Anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the only Illinois hospital on the national Honor Roll for 12 straight years, our clinical and administrative staff and medical and science faculty come together every day with a shared commitment to superior quality, academic excellence, scientific discovery and patient safety.

With Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, we’re dedicated to consistently providing high-quality, cost-effective, patient-focused care. We seek to improve the health of the communities, individuals, family and friends we serve by delivering a broad range of services with leading medicine and compassion. Because what makes us better, makes you better.

Related Resources

New patient forms: Questionnaire and Registration

*The healthcare providers who practice at the Northwestern Medicine Behavioral Health Services in Sycamore are not Lurie Children’s physicians and do not participate in the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital pediatric program.