Ascend CHC Chicago

Ascend is proud to be an industry leader, providing comprehensive, innovative, and compassionate care for individuals with Eating Disorders.

The internationally renown Ascend team approaches eating disorders with multifaceted and evidence-based programing tailored to each person's needs. Because ED's may present in combination with other mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorders, addictions, or self-injury, these conditions may require longer term treatment
and intensive levels of care in order to sustain recovery. 


Ascend offers a range of services for ED, nutrition and co-occuring conditions, including:

- Individual Psychotherapy
- Intensive Outpatient Psychotherapy (IOP)
- Partial Hospitalization (PHP)
- Support Groups
- Nutritional Support

Learn more about Ascend’s programs below, or contact us to speak with a member of our team directly.



Individual Psychotherapy
Licensed professionals provide compassionate care conducive to recovery. No Shame, no blame, no reprimand.

Intensive Outpatient Psychotherapy (IOP)
Small group (5-6 Members) support meeting three hours per day and three to six days per week, led by licensed professionals.

Partial Hospitalization (PHP)
Small group support held over 6 to 8 hours per day and available up to 6 days per week. Connection, support, compassion, and caring combined with coping skill development, experiential therapies and uniquely targeted care, all foster recovery.


Ascend offers support groups for:

  • Eating Disorder Recovery

  • Mood and Anxiety Management

  • Type I & II Diabetes Support for Adults & Teens

  • Post- Bariatric Surgery

  • Binge Eating


ASCEND's Registered Dietitians provide thoughtful care, targeting personal goals and values. A full spectrum of nutritional support is available to proficiently address a variety of nutritional concerns. Our dietitians expertly adjust interventions and approaches as your needs evolve. 

Respecting people of all sizes. Realizing unique individual nutritional needs. Appreciating nutrition as a vital component of good health, focus, energy, and well-being. 



Nutrition Assessment
Individual Nutrition Consultation
Nutrition Education
Weight Monitoring
Body Composition Analysis
Grocery Shopping Escort / EDU
Nutrition Related Excursions

Meal Planning
Supported Meals
Food Exposures
Meal Preparation Instruction
Cooking Classes




For individuals who need an additional level of support, ASCEND has an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). IOP programs are scheduled 9 to12 hours weekly and 3 to 4 hours per day for each day attending. IOP may be ideal for individuals needing one or more of the following areas of support. 

  • Transitioning Support - Individuals who are transitioning from more intensive care such as hospital, residential care, or partial hospitalization programming

  • Reassessing a Treatment Plan - Individuals whose current treatment may be insufficient to effect recovery

  • Co-Occurring Challenges - Individuals whose symptoms may be complex, long standing, or require more precisely targeted care

  • Additional Support - Individuals preferring additional support in order to sustain recovery