What is Child & Family Outpatient services?
Children, youth and their families seek counseling for many reasons. Sometimes, life changes – big or otherwise – can bring about symptoms of depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. This can impede the child or youth’s everyday life. Youth may have challenges at home, at school, with peers, or in the community. Problems related to traumatic experiences that impact the child, youth, and/or their family often initiate a request for counseling in an effort to relieve painful feelings.
Who does Child & Family Outpatient services serve?
Child and Family Outpatient Services provide an array of counseling and support services to children and youth (ages 0 to 22), and their families who may be experiencing emotional and/or behavioral challenges. Compass Health services are designed to promote positive changes in behavior, help the child/youth and family learn appropriate coping skills, and improve communication skills, including learning to resolve conflict and healthily manage emotions.
Youth age 13 and up may also access services on a confidential and individual basis.
Approach to care
Compass Health services are tailored to meet the developmental needs of the children and youth we work with, plus family members, when their inclusion in services benefits the client. Family extends to foster parents and guardians. We offer individual therapy, family therapy, and group therapy using evidenced-based practices. This includes but is not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and other trauma-informed approaches. Based on the needs of the client, we may also engage in case management services to coordinate with schools, Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF), Juvenile Justice and other systems a client interacts with.
In addition to service locations listed, various partnerships have been established for school-based services. To learn if this is available in your school district, please call our Access line at 425-349-8200, or on the toll-free option at 844-822-7609.
Goals of Child & Family Outpatient services
Compass Health provides strengths-based and culturally relevant counseling to children and youth tailored to their needs, including incorporating family members when appropriate. By helping clients grow their coping and daily living skills, we can help them reduce or better manage mental health symptoms and challenges.