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Adult Children of Alcoholics
Author: Lauren Purlee, LCSW, CADC – Clinical Coordinator of the Young Adult Substance Track

Adult Children of Alcoholics Author: Lauren Purlee, LCSW, CADC – Clinical Coordinator of the Young Adult Substance Track Addiction is often talked about as a “family disease”.  It’s possible you may have heard this phrase before; talked about on a television show or in a movie, maybe discussed in a class you’ve taken, or have […]

What’s So Radical About Acceptance?
Author: Megan Nogasky, MSW – Adult Milieu Therapist

What’s So Radical About Acceptance? Author: Megan Nogasky, MSW – Adult Milieu Therapist “Radical acceptance” is a term that comes from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which is one of the core therapies used at Compass. As small as the phrase itself is—only two words!—it’s a challenging concept to grasp, and even more difficult to practice. […]

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 […]