Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center Chicago - Erie

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Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center Chicago - Erie

In early 2014, ERC and Pathlight filled a treatment gap in Illinois by opening the first Downtown Chicago residential 24-hour center to treat adults with mood, anxiety and trauma-related disorders. 

With 30 beds available in our Residential program, we are located in the heart of the city. Our renowned treatment team is very involved from the moment of treatment until time of discharge, and beyond.

Our treatment program provides a comfortable and inclusive residential treatment environment for mood and anxiety patients, integrating evidence-based strategies to guide our patients on a path toward long-lasting mental wellness. 


Location Details

Who we treat
Level of Care
Conditions We Treat
Anxiety Disorders
Depressive Disorders
Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Life at Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center Chicago - Erie

Accredited by the Joint Commission, Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center operates numerous treatment centers in the Chicago area including downtown Chicago, Northbrook, and Oak Brook.

They are also a teaching affiliate of Northwestern University Medical School and Rush University Medical School. 

Paying for Treatment

Insurances accepted change frequently. If you do not see your insurance carrier here, please ask us. Pathlight’s insurance and financial specialists will provide a free benefits check. Our team will work tirelessly on your behalf to make treatment possible.

We comply with ADA standards for service animals.  Please speak with our assessment team for further details. 

Insurance Accepted


Humana LifeSynch

United Behavioral Health

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

Land of Lincoln

University of Chicago student insurance


MultiPlan National

University of Illinois student health insurance


Northwestern University student insurance

Value Options

Levels of Care

  • Residential

    24-hour support for medically-stabilized patients.

  • Virtual Care

    Effective treatment in the comfort of your own home.

Explore Our Illinois Locations

Pathlight has multiple locations in Chicago, Illinois to meet your mood, anxiety and trauma-related disorders treatment needs.

Meet Our Team

  • Kim Effertz, MSW
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    Kim Effertz, MSW

    Regional Vice President
    Kim Effertz joined Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center in September 2021 as an Operating Vice President ...
  • Lara Kenik MS, RN
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    Lara Kenik MS, RN

    Regional Nursing Director
    Lara Kenik joined Eating Recovery Center/Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center (ERCPL) in August 2016 as a full-time overnight nurse ...
  • Colleen Pipia, LCPC
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    Colleen Pipia, LCPC

    Clinical Director
    Colleen graduated with her M.A in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Colleen ...