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The Basics

Two Dreams offers an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) in the Oak Park section of Chicago. The IOP has services for adults and adolescents and has been in operation for six years. Two Dreams also runs a high-end residential treatment program in North Carolina’s Outer Banks and recently opened an outpatient facility in New Orleans, Louisiana. Two Dreams employs evidence-based therapy, holistic practices and peer support frameworks to give clients multiple approaches to lasting recovery. Two Dreams Chicago also offers Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) with Suboxone.

Two Dreams was founded by Dr. Andrea Barthwell, a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Barthwell is actively engaged in addiction medicine research and has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of International Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Research and the Journal of Global Drug Policy and Practice, among others.

Treatment and Staff

Two Dreams’ treatment philosophy revolves its “three phases, seven dimensions and three outcomes.” Its phases are Coming In, Looking In and Looking Out, which describe how the client’s relationship to self evolves during treatment. The seven dimensions are abstinence, peer support, professional guidance, medication review, nutrition, exercises and rituals, the latter of which may include working the 12 steps or another peer support framework such as Refuge Recovery, SMART Recovery or Celebrate Recovery. The program’s three intended outcomes are mental peace, physical well-being and personal productivity.

Two Dreams Chicago IOP asks adult clients to attend group therapy three times a week for three hours. Adolescent clients also attend three times a week, though their groups tend to be shorter. All clients also have individual therapy weekly. The length of treatment is usually eight weeks, and as clients move forward, they often step down to standard outpatient treatment of one or two treatment groups per week.

Therapy uses CBT and trauma-informed care to help clients develop coping skills and handle triggers. The program is capable of providing dual diagnosis support and has a consulting psychiatrist who provides therapy and medication management for clients with co-occurring disorders. In addition, the treatment team includes LPCs and case managers who help clients locate job skills training and set educational and professional goals. Clients are also asked to attend three peer support meetings each week.

Suboxone clients receive their prescriptions from Two Dreams’ physician and also have a treatment plan that includes group and individual therapy.


Two Dreams offers couples and family therapy and periodically holds multi-family groups for emotional support and recovery education.

In Summary

Two Dreams Chicago has been providing evidence-based, holistic outpatient treatment for over six years. Its “seven dimensions” treatment philosophy ensures that clients improve their physical, mental and emotional health and discover how all work together to facilitate recovery. With family counseling and peer support requirements, Two Dreams helps clients create resilient sober social networks to help them succeed and grow after their time in treatment comes to an end.

Two Dreams Chicago
Rush Medical Office Building
610 S Maple Ave, Ste 3400
Oak Park, IL, 60304

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