Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program

Program Director: K. Luan Phan, MD

Medical Director: Joshua Nathan, MD


The Mission of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program at The University of Illinois at Chicago is to provide the best opportunity for treatment of adults with psychiatric illness, by having a range of treatment options, tailored to fit patients' needs. We strive for compassion, competence, respect and making treatment decisions in collaboration with our patients.

Our goal is to treat each patient and family as we would want our own family to be treated.

How to reach us:
We are located in the historic NeuroPsychiatric Institute (NPI) of the University of Illinois at Chicago
912 S. Wood St., M/C 913, Chicago, IL 60612
Call today to speak with one of our intake coordinators
(312) 996-2200
Click here for directions.

Conditions Commonly Treated:

  • Major Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Dysthymic Disorder
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Specific Phobias Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Treatment Approach:

We offer treatment for adults using a comprehensive, individualized, evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach, including the following services:

- A full diagnostic psycho-social and medical-psychiatric evaluation

- Individualized treatment planning

- Medication management (pharmacotherapy)

- Individual Psychotherapy, including:

- Cognitive -Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

- Interpersonal psychotherapy

- Insight-oriented psychotherapy.

- Group psychotherapy, including currently weekly on-going groups:

1. Chronic Medical Illness and Depression Group

Tuesdays from 1pm-2:15pm

Group leaders: Pat Smith, RN, MS, and a resident physician.

Description: The group enables patients with chronic medical illness to receive support and information about their illnesses, to develop better coping skills to deal with their physical conditions and resulting depression, and to form a support network with each other, for problems solving and improving communication skills.

2. Schizoaffective Group

Wednesdays, 2:45pm-3:45pm.

Group leaders: Pat Smith, RN, MS, and a resident physician.

Description: The group is constructed to assist affected patients to learn to self-monitor their moods and report any early signs of relapse to avoid hospitalization. Patients form a support network and engage in problem solving and develop improved coping and interpersonal skills.·

Most treatment is conducted on an outpatient basis. For severe illness, patients can also be referred to our Inpatient Clinical Program or our Community Reintegration Program (an intensive outpatient program).

Our clinicians have diverse expertise, skills and credentials to care for patients with mood and anxiety disorders. Our team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, and social workers.

Treatment Team:

Olusola Ajilore, MD, PhD

Maria Caserta, MD, PhD

Jennifer Duffecy, PhD

Jennifer Francis, PhD

Linda Grossman, PhD

Ellen Herbener, PhD

Maricarmen Herrera, LCSW

Heide Klumpp, PhD

Anand Kumar, MD

Denika McMillen, LCSW

Joshua Nathan, MD

Bea Naulleau, LCSW

K. Luan Phan, MD

Kalyan Rao, MD

Colleen Reese, LCSW

Pat Smith, RN, MS

Teresa Sripada, MD

Participate in Patient-Oriented Research:

Several of our clinicians are also investigators in clinical research. We are currently looking for patient participants in several research studies. Many of these studies provide, at no charge, clinical assessments along with medication and psychotherapy (‘talk therapy’) treatments known to be effective. If interested, please click on the link to see if there is a study you may qualify for:

The Mood and Anxiety Disorders Research Program (or go to http://www.psych.uic.edu/madrp-participate)

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