Your Questions Answered

How can I pay for residential treatment for my teen at Compass Behavioral Health?

Due to Compass being one of the few DBT-Linehan Board of CertificationTM Programs in the country, Compass has a high success rate of obtaining an in-network authorization or a single case agreement. What this means for you is that you will be paying the same deductible and share-of-cost as if you chose an in-network provider. What also makes Compass unique is that we have a non-profit arm that can provide grant funding for qualified families that need assistance with their deductible and share-of cost for treatment.

Why choose Compass Behavioral Health for my Teen?

Our program was designed around our research findings of what it takes to truly put self-harm and suicide behaviors in remission.  

  • We treat mood disorders only – and do not admit teens with substance abuse challenges into our program. 
  • We have strong contagion behavior management protocols. 
  • Robust therapy of 3 hours of individual weekly & 3 hours of family weekly. 
  • In-Depth family component with our Saturday Family Day Programming to improve retention of treatment gains post discharge. 
  • Licensed and experienced team of clinicians with impressive certifications and training that you can view on our staff page.
  • Our floor staff are graduate clinical students in a 24 month DBT training externship.
  • We have unsurpassed observation, staffing ratios, and safety protocols.

Who do you treat?

We help youth struggling with depression and anxiety as their primary problem, as opposed to other programs where substance abuse is the primary focus. Before accepting a client, our admissions team, lead by the Residential Clinical Director, completes a thorough review of their history, including all hospital, school, and psychiatric records and relevant documentation. This review allows us to verify that each resident is appropriate for our program and can benefit from our research developed curriculum. Our goal is to help your child find their why to get better, find their how to regulate their thoughts & emotions, and to find their way to building a life worth living.

What is your treatment approach?

Our goal is to help give kids the skills they need to develop mastery over regulating their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, while solidifying their identity. We focus on Whole Family Wellness, coaching parents to be an effective Emotion Regulation Coach for their child while strengthening the parent-child attachment bond.

Compass’ Weekly Clinical Program Includes:

Robust Individual Therapy

  • 3 hours of individual therapy provided by expertly trained clinicians competent in providing:
    • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for big emotions with low emotion regulation skills
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for problematic thoughts, beliefs, and habits
    • DBT-Prolonged Exposure for trauma
    • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for gaining distance and perspective on problematic emotions and thoughts
    • Exposure-Response Prevention for OCD and anxiety-related conditions
    • Family-Based Therapy for Anorexia
  • 1 hour psychiatric evaluation and medication management with a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist
  • 1 hour of nutritional counseling with a registered dietitian.

Robust Family Treatment

  • 3 hours of DBT Attachment Based Family Therapy.
  • 2 hours of DBT Multi-Family Group
  • 1.5 hours of Parent Effectiveness Training and consultation to the parent
  • 1 hour of Attachment Based Multi-Family Group Therapy.
  • 1 hour of family fitness

Evidenced-Based Groups

  • 9 hours of DBT Skills Training.
  • 5 hours of Executive Functioning Coaching and SMART goals training
  • 3.5 hours of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • 3.5 hours of sleep hygiene and anti-anxiety skills practice.
  • 2.5 hours of mindfulness training and practice
  • 1 hour of Mindful Self-Compassion
  • 1 hour of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • 1 hour of Art Therapy, Psychodrama Therapy, Music Therapy, or Recreational Therapy

Whole-Child Wellness

10 hours of school with an assessment and remediation focus.

  • 7 hours of physical fitness including daily group fitness, yoga, and sports recreation
  • 5 hours of Nutritional Therapy and Culinary Lab
  • Adulting living skills are also woven throughout the program as residents are taught to cook, do their laundry, clean their rooms and bathrooms, and manage their personal hygiene daily.