ASCEND provides a secure foothold and welcoming environment, to uniquely support you, your goals and values. We are partners in your journey of improved emotional awareness and a more healthy sense of self. ASCEND is less about finding what is broken and more about understanding health, well-being, and what is right. Through connection with self and others, patience, compassion, and caring, we reestablish a foundation of resilience and strength as you rediscover you.

Passion is found, inspiration is born, and a path is discovered. This is ASCEND.



Behavioral Health

Compassionate, comprehensive behavioral health care to improve emotional health, artistic performance, professional excellence and/or athletic achievement for individuals of all ages. Our programs are tailored specifically to the needs of each individual offering a spectrum of care and supervision. ASCEND believes that no individual deserves shame or blame for an emotional illness and that all individuals can recover when provided appropriate care over an adequate period of time.



 As founder of the Illinois Sport and Performance Institute, ASCEND provides superior care for novice and elite athletes, artists, performers and professionals.

Whether your 'stage' is the ice rink, soccer field, concert hall, or board room, ASCEND's team offers tools and guidance to build confidence in competition, overcome distraction, optimize performance and achieve goals. ASCEND appreciates that excellence in performance occurs most often in an environment of respect, optimism, persistence and joy.



ASCEND provides a secure and professional environment conducive to growth, recovery, and excellence. Intensive Outpatient Programming (IOP) is intended to provide support and healing for individuals who are not able to adequately manage mood and anxiety or sustain healthy eating and personal safety with less intensive care.