Counseling

Compass Rose Academy’s Philosophy of Care, our Growth Model, is based on the work of psychologist and author Dr. John Townsend, Ph. D. In addition to addressing symptoms with elements of therapy models such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Compass Rose Academy’s clinical program features a major emphasis on affect-based approaches that utilize the central role of experience in the therapeutic healing process.

We deliberately look beyond the surface-level presenting problems and address growth from a deeper, “character structure” perspective. We define character as the “set of abilities necessary to meet the challenges of life.” The focus of the counseling, and all other aspects of our program at Compass Rose, is on developing the character necessary to face the issues of life. As we focus on building healthy internal structure in these areas, we find that symptoms like depression, anxiety, and defiance decrease and often are eliminated.

 

Growth Model

Instead of focusing solely on reducing symptoms like depression, anxiety, or defiance, our Growth Model looks at the hard-wiring issues (or character structure) that drive symptoms. We address this “character structure” in four primary developmental levels – Bonding, Boundaries, Reality, and Competence. The focus of the counseling and all other aspects of our program at Compass Rose is on developing the character, or internal structure, necessary to face the issues of life.

 

Learn More

Growth Model

Instead of focusing solely on reducing symptoms like depression, anxiety, or defiance, our Growth Model looks at the hard-wiring issues (or character structure) that drive symptoms. We address this “character structure” in four primary developmental levels – Bonding, Boundaries, Reality, and Competence. The focus of the counseling and all other aspects of our program at Compass Rose is on developing the character, or internal structure, necessary to face the issues of life.

 

Learn More

Christian Philosophy

At Compass Rose, faith is not a compartmentalized part of life. Rather, growing in our relationship with God is infused in daily activities and interactions. Our approach to care is based first on the belief that Christ is the ultimate source of love and healing and that true, lasting transformation is found in Him.

Christian Philosophy

At Compass Rose, faith is not a compartmentalized part of life. Rather, growing in our relationship with God is infused in daily activities and interactions. Our approach to care is based first on the belief that Christ is the ultimate source of love and healing and that true, lasting transformation is found in Him.

Family Involvement

Compass Rose Academy believes in involving family in the healing process. We support and strongly encourage family participation in determining individualized goals. Parents are encouraged to participate in the initial assessment, treatment planning and treatment implementation processes.

Learn More