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Family Philanthropy, a Win Win: Positive Effects of Volunteering on Family Mental Health
Author: Maggie Nakachi, LCSW – Associate Director of Child PHP/IOP

Family Philanthropy, a Win Win: Positive Effects of Volunteering on Family Mental Health Author: Maggie Nakachi, LCSW – Associate Director of Child PHP/IOP Parenting in today’s fast-pasted world can be a challenge. It seems like there have never been so many opportunities for families to get involved in just about any activity that interests them.  […]

Positive Psychology: Moving Beyond “Look on the Bright Side”
Author: Taryn Konevich, LCSW – Associate Director of Adolescent After School IOP

Positive Psychology: Moving Beyond “Look on the Bright Side” Author: Taryn Konevich, LCSW, Associate Director of Adolescent After School IOP “Look on the bright side!” “Think positive!” “View the glass as half full.” One of the most invalidating, unhelpful experiences you can have when sharing about depression, anxiety, or even a bad day is being […]

What is Resource Therapy?
Author: Cordelia Grimes, LCSW – Resource Therapist

What is Resource Therapy? Author: Cordelia Grimes, LCSW – Resource Therapist The Resource Track is aimed to support patients with transitions, strengthen executive functioning skills, connect patients to support, explore their professional and personal identities, and empower them to add structure and meaning to their daily lives. Resource therapists work with the patients assigned to […]

Maintaining Treatment Gains Post-Discharge: A Recipe for Success
Author: Louann Toscano, LCSW – Young Adult Group Therapist & Resource Therapist

Maintaining Treatment Gains Post-Discharge: A Recipe for Success Author: Louann Toscano, LCSW – Young Adult Group Therapist & Resource Therapist Completing a PHP- or IOP-level treatment stay at Compass Health Center is an effortful task. A successful discharge from our program requires a significant investment of time and energy, demands vulnerability and openness, and is […]

Living with your Young Adult: A Balanced Approach to Parenting
Author: Beth Chung, LMFT – Associate Director of Family Therapy

Living with your Young Adult: A Balanced Approach to Parenting Author: Beth Chung, LMFT – Associate Director of Family Therapy The number of young adult Americans living with their parents has increased considerably over the past 40 years, with 34% living with their parents in 2015 compared to 26% just ten years earlier in 2005 […]

What’s Behind a Tantrum?
Author: Rachael A. Levine, PhD

What’s Behind a Tantrum? Author: Rachael A. Levine, PhD – Associate Director of Child Programs It is common for children to have meltdowns, tantrums, and emotional outbursts when they are young. There are many potential contributing factors: being hungry, tired, hearing “no,” and experiencing something that feels “unfair” are only a few. People are rarely […]

Destigmatizing Self-Injury: What to Know and How to Help
Author: Steven Topper, LCPC – Young Adult Group Therapist

Destigmatizing Self-Injury: What to Know and How to Help Author: Steven Topper, LCPC – Young Adult Group Therapist While so much of mental illness is stigmatized through movies, television, and news, few topics are as divisive as non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). In critically acclaimed movies such as Black Swan and The Wrestler, depictions of NSSI often […]