An Outpatient Intensive Program


Flourish is a unique outpatient intensive program that provides individualized programming to those seeking additional support in therapy. With the support of a treatment coordinator, individuals are presented with the following group options to create a treatment plan, ranging from 1 to 12 hours of services per week, that best fits their preferences and needs.


Acquiring Skills:

ACT Skills Group: This group meets on Mondays from 4:30pm-6:00pm and aims to support individuals in increasing their awareness to their emotional experiences and decreasing their struggle with painful emotions and distressing thoughts.

Essential DBT Skills Group: This group meets on Tuesdays from 6:00pm-7:30pm and provides individuals with skills that are helpful in responding to upsetting situations, thoughts and emotions. DASC also offers daytime and evening closed DBT groups for those interested in acquiring more DBT skills than those offered in the Essential DBT Skills Group.

Embrace Your Body Group: This group assists individuals who are struggling with eating disorders, body image and overall self-image in learning and practicing self-compassion, vulnerability, and self-acceptance. This group meets on Mondays from 6:00pm-7:30pm.


Breaking the Cycle:

Exposure Groups: These groups meets on Tuesdays from 5:30pm-7:00pm and Thursdays from 4:00pm-5:30pm and provides additional support for individuals with OCD, social anxiety, generalized anxiety and phobias in completing their individual exposures.

Values and Behavioral Change: This group meets on Thursdays from 5:00pm-6:30pm and supports individuals in building an awareness of their values and creating goals. DASC offers a specific values group for those who are in recovery from an eating disorder and/or body image disturbance. This group meets on Wednesdays from 5:00pm-6:00pm.

Social Anxiety Groups: These closed groups meet on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00pm-8:00pm. These groups incorporate evidence-based treatment, including mindfulness, values work, ACT metaphors, and exposures.


Together, these groups aim to support individuals in gaining new skills, breaking unhelpful behavioral patterns, and engaging in their desired lives. Our clinic is in-network with the following insurance plans: Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO), Medicare, Tricare, Optum and Aetna (PPO). DASC accepts payment through out of network providers and offers sliding scale rates, as well.


If you are interested in making a referral to or participating in Flourish, please contact our intake line at (773) 494-5505

For additional information about our outpatient intensive program, please contact:

Chelsea Ragsdale, LCSW, at (773) 417-9360 or cragsdale@dascchicago.com


Please feel free to send us a message. We'll get back to you shortly, usually within 2 business days.


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