Behavioral Health Services

You are not alone. Insight Chicago offers behavioral health and addiction treatment services in a comprehensive, safe, and caring environment.

Life changes, work, financial stresses, and health problems are all factors that can upset the emotional balance in our lives. Whether you simply need someone to talk to or are living with mental illness, Insight is here for you. Our team of licensed mental health professionals are committed to helping patients improve their mental health and achieve healthy, balanced, and fulfilling lives.

Dealing with mental health symptoms can feel overwhelming, which is why Insight Chicago offers a safe, supportive environment for a wide range of behavioral health issues, including depression, substance abuse issues, and mood disorders. Our diverse team is committed to respecting each of our patients as we work one-on-one to establish a treatment plan that meets your individual needs.

Some of life’s problems are not meant to be solved alone! Help begins with a phone call. For more information about behavioral health programs at Insight, or for a confidential consultation, contact us today at 312-567-2000.

The Partial Hospital Program is an outpatient, confidential treatment program for chronic and serious mental illness, such as major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and schizoaffective disorder. The Partial Hospital Program provides:

  • Individualized Behavioral Therapy
  • Comprehensive Psychosocial Assessment 
  • Nursing Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Case Management 
  • Group and Individualized Psychotherapy
  • Medication Management and Education
  • Leisure Planning 
  • Emergency Medical Care
  • Relapse Prevention 
  • Lunch Vouchers
  • Transportation Arrangements (for Patients with IDPA Benefits) 

Live well again! Help begins with a phone call: 312-567-2000. Most health plans, including HMOs, PPOs, Medicaid, and Medicare are accepted. Intake workers will help you determine if your plan is accepted.

Insight Chicago offers a continuum of therapy to meet your individual needs and help you live well. Our mental health professionals will help you learn practical skills to treat and cope with a number of behavioral concerns and life problems, including: 

  • Alcohol & Drug Dependency 
  • Depression
  • Grief & Loss 
  • Anxiety/Panic
  • Anger
  • Anti-Social Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Self-Injury
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Homicidal Ideation  
  • Postpartum Depression 
  • Mood Disorders

What to Expect at Your First Appointment

Many people feel anxious about their first visit with a behavioral health professional, and this is completely normal. Our staff will ensure you are comfortable, safe, and feel open sharing your background and what brings you into therapy or treatment. Be prepared to discuss topics such as how long you have been experiencing symptoms, how you are caring for yourself and managing stress, and your goals for treatment. 

This is also your opportunity to ask questions and learn what you can expect during treatment. Some questions you may consider include:

  • How long will treatment last?
  • What is your approach to treatment?
  • What should I do if I experience a mental health emergency?

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911 immediately. 

Experienced specialists and staff in our Behavioral Health department provide a wide range of services for children, adolescents, adults, and families seeking treatment for mental health, emotional issues, and chemical and behavioral addictions.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with a mental health professional at Insight Hospital & Medical Center Chicago, please call one of the numbers below. Some services may require a physician referral.

Behavioral Health Specialties

Alcohol & Drug Dependency

A variety of treatment programs for alcohol and drug dependency are available. Detoxification and recovery-oriented treatments, including long-term follow-up management, are usually considered depending on the type of substance abused.


Depression is a mood disorder that causes lasting feelings of sadness and loss of interest that interferes with daily life. Licensed mental health physicians at Insight specialize in diagnosing, managing, and treating depression signs and symptoms.

Grief & Loss

It is common for most people to experience grief and loss at some point in their lives. If your feelings become overwhelming and are affecting your relationships, sleep, and work, Insight can provide a range of therapies and management programs.


Anxiety affects everyone in different ways. If you have feelings of stress, fear, and dread that will not go away or worsen over time, our mental health professionals can help you explore treatment options to manage day to day life.


Uncontrolled anger can affect everything from relationships to jobs and can lead to depression, violence, and erratic behavior. Insight’s mental health professionals offer a variety of options that are targeted and effective in treating anger-related disorders.

Antisocial Disorders

Antisocial disorders are mental health conditions characterized by disregard or disinterest for other people. Insight’s behavioral health specialists offer a range of treatments, including medication and individual or family therapy.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is defined as persistent unreasonable thoughts and fears that lead to compulsive behaviors. OCD can be diagnosed and treated with a combination of medication, therapy, and support.


Self-injury behavior is associated with other mental health disorders, such as depression. Insight’s mental health professionals are trained to identify and diagnose underlying disorders and provide tools, treatments options, and support.

Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression is a common type of depression that causes extreme sadness and despair after giving birth. Treatment often includes a combination of medication, therapy, support groups, and self care.


Attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are neurological disorders that cause a variety of behavior problems, such as difficulty completing tasks and managing social interactions.

Schedule Your Appointment at Insight Chicago Today

Insight Behavioral Health is dedicated to your health and wellness. Although treatment may not always be easy, people with mental health and addiction issues can lead independent, fulfilling lives. Same day or next day appointments may be available. If you or a loved one are dealing with mental health conditions or are simply feeling overwhelmed, we can help. Contact us today for a confidential consultation at 312-567-2000.

Book Your Same Day Appointment Today!

or call (312) 567-2273


Dr. Ahmad Elakil

Chief of Neurosurgery

Dr. Ahmad Elakil, M.D., MBA, FRCSC is the chief of neurosurgery at Insight Hospital and medical center. He is a board certified neurosurgeon.He completed his neurosurgical residency at the University of Calgary in Canada, followed by a neurosurgical-oncology postgraduate training at the University of Miami. During his residency, Dr. Elakil completed his Masters of Business Administration at Cornell University. He was awarded the Social Butterfly Award that year.

Dr. Elakil uses minimally invasive neurosurgery, a state-of-the-art procedure, to provide his patients with the best outcome and shorter recovery time. He specializes in treating tumors, neck pain, lower back pain, and spine surgery.

Dr. Elakil was cited in many prestigious national and international neurosurgical journals. He was awarded more than twenty awards in national and international neurosurgical meetings. Dr. Elakil is committed to using his expertise in neurosurgery to provide concise, compassionate, and effective care to his patients.

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