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By: Compass Counseling Center  09-12-2011
Keywords: school, play therapy, Counseling Center


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Compass Counseling Center staff provides a broad range of services to individuals, couples, families and groups. We serve children, adolescents, and adults. Counseling specialties of CCC the therapist include:

  • Thriving through Separation and Divorce

  • Encouraging Positive Stepfamily Functioning

  • Coping with Grief & Loss

  • Developing Solutions for Vocational Concerns

  • Communication Development

  • Stress Reduction

  • Building Positive Self-esteem

  • Controlling Mood swings

  • Creating Calming Techniques

  • Resolving Child & Adolescent Behavior Problems

  • Enjoying Independence and Self-understanding

  • Managing Depression

  • Surviving Anxiety and Aggression Issues

  • Mapping Spiritual Concerns

  • Developing Relationship Security

  • Generating Marriage Enrichment and Parenting Solutions

If you are dealing with one or more of the above issues, you are not alone.  These concerns indicate that you may be a good fit for Compass Counseling Center, Inc.  Please call for an appointment today because you and your family deserve to enjoy life to the fullest. 

Compass Counseling Center staff make presentations on a wide range of topics to businesses, churches, schools, and community organizations.

CCC also offers consultation to businesses, churches, schools, and community groups.

CCC loves to work with children using a combination of play therapy and family therapy along with working with the child’s school when necessary. We are committed to helping children with numerous life stressors including: divorce, anxiety/phobias, obsessions, grief, adjustment to new community, sleeping in their own room, acting out, oppositional behaviors/defiance, hyperactivity or attention problems, depressed children, school adjustment, and more. Many patrons question what play therapy is and how it works. Play is a child’s way to get feelings out and begin to learn to put words on the feelings that are most problematic.Play is one way to allow the therapist to continually evaluate and interact with a child. Play therapy is not merely having fun with the child nor is it similar to “day care”.Developmentally, young children (ages 3 – 12) are rarely able to explain their world verbally. Robert Waelder said “children’s…play can often be viewed as fantasy woven around play objects.”Play is the child’s way of trying to understand and master his or her world. Play focused therapists are licensed mental health professionals (Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers) who have received specialized education and training for working with children.

Compass Counseling Center encourages interventions that allow children to confront what is bothering them and resolve their own problems. Children can learn to express emotions successfully, learn appropriate social skills, or resolve traumatic life experiences. However, parents and families play the most important role in helping the troubled child. Thus parents need to be an active participant in their child’s therapy. Frequently, family therapies along with parenting tips play an integral part in the successful outcome of child play therapy.

Teenagers often state feelings of being misunderstood. At CCC, we commit to forming healthy therapeutic relationships to allow more open communication for self-discovery and development of insight in these defining years. It is important to involve the support system of the teenager including family and school when appropriate without compromising the teens need for confidentiality. Teens that seek counseling often struggle to cope with: depression, anxiety, social/peer influence, sexuality, oppositional behavior, substance experimentation, communication, and school/college adjustment.

Compass Counseling Center works with single people to help them create great lives on their own, heal from past relationships, and attract their next “good-fit” partner. It is often a struggle for singles to recognize and avoid the pitfalls of attracting the wrong partner and then how to attract more sound partners.

Individuals most commonly address depression, anxiety, spiritual issues, meditation, dating, relationship patterns, self esteem, stress reduction, mid-life crisis, relationships with adult children, spending issues, vocational discord, communication, and grief/loss. CCC is dedicated to building strong therapeutic relationships with each individual to assist in your quest for self-discovery and developing your own map for clarity.

Compass Counseling Center is open to helping you discover your powerful potential as a loving and successful parent. Parents are commonly coached on parenting skills and tactics for their particular situations, whether it be: dealing with blended family issues; learning how to help children cope with anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorders; guiding children who struggle with oppositional behavior, temper tantrums, or sleep difficulties; gaining insight in advocating for children in the school system. A number of consumers also find much worth in addressing family concerns related to adult children and their parents.

Clients can discuss many different topics in family therapy, such as the dynamics of their family system, improving interpersonal relationships, repairing and rebuilding trust, positive healthy communication, and dealing with family members’ resentments. Family therapy is the opportunity for you and your family members to discuss topics which may have damaged your relationships during the life challenges and learn new solutions for improvement. We encourage all patrons to remember that families do not have to be only blood relatives but those whom we consider family, particularly those who will be supportive of your therapeutic journey.

Couples with all types of issues are welcome at Compass Counseling Center. Great success with conflicted couples, premarital counseling, couples who live together, infertility, and marriage enrichment is continually being made on a regular basis. CCC counselors have been trained in a number of different counseling styles and will custom tailor an approach to your situation based on your goals.

When couples are considering separation and divorce, they are usually under a considerable amount of stress. It is often one of the most difficult periods in a person’s life and the entire family is affected. How well parents deal with the separation and divorce determines to a great extent how well the children manage the challenge. Receiving some guidance on this difficult can help to alleviate stress, keep partners interacting amicably, ad keeping the children out of the middle. Children often receive a great benefit from having a few session of their own to help with the changes.

Information you share with your therapist will be kept confidential. It will not be disclosed to anyone without your written permission. However, in a small number of situations, your therapist might be ethically or legally required to talk to someone else or provide records of your counseling to another agency or person. Examples include:
• when someone is suicidal or is threatening harm to another person,
• when a child, elderly or disabled person is suspected of being neglected or abused, or

•If you become involved in a court action and your records are requested (subpoena or court ordered) or your therapist is asked to testify. Although the Center maintains an e-mail address for administrative purposes, we do not use e-mail for clinical purposes. Please be aware also that faxing information or use of cellular phones may compromise confidentiality.

Keywords: Counseling Center, play therapy, school