Counseling for Children in Vancouver, WA

What is Child Counseling?

At Compass Whole Health, we know that children and families face all kinds of challenges. Child Counseling can help! Sometimes the things that make our children and the most unique are the very things that can be the most challenging. We understand that each child has their own set of needs, just as much as us adults have our own needs.  So often, we hear that children are so special, and the light of our lives, and yet parents are really struggling to help each individual child with their challenges.  We’ll work to engage you and your child in an age appropriate, supportive manner.

We understand the importance of working with children, utilizing counseling to manage daily stresses, understanding life transitions, and effectively build happy family relationships. We are here to help you and your child!

You and your child can expect to develop and benefit from a warm, caring accepting relationship with one of our highly trained therapists who specializes in working with children. You can expect to participate in the counseling or therapy journey alongside the the therapist and your child. We value all families. It’s always one of our goals to foster healthy child development, self-esteem, and relationship while assisting families in developing nurturing, enriching environments for all their family members.

What You Can Expect From Child Counseling

  • Improve communication between family members
  • Develop family structures, guidelines and processes that will help your family function to the benefit of all its members
  • Understand and problem-solve personal or social issues
  • Merge your parenting styles and philosophies into a unified, workable plan that offers your children the clarity and consistency they need from you
  • An empathetic and direct approach
  • Tools to navigate friends, school and bullying
  • Increase understanding of changing family dynamics

We help all family members we work with to pull together to find new and effective ways to resolve the challenges that brought them to counseling in the first place.

Our Areas of Expertise When Working with Children

  • Anxiety

  • Depression


  • PTSD

  • Autism

  • Anger Management

  • Social Skills

  • Family Relational Problems

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Time and Stress Management

  • Sexuality Concerns

  • Grief and Loss

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In Counseling You and Your Child Will Learn

  • Utilize coping skills for stress

  • Utilize coping skills for stress

  • Navigating the roles that change within the family as kids get older or blended family

  • Understand each child’s needs

  • Teaching children self-regulation

At Compass, we believe in whole family wellness. When you and your child come to counseling, you can expect our counselors’ and therapists’ to engage the family, understand your family’s goals, and how each person can work to attain those goals. We know that the most helpful way to address concerns with children, is to involve the family, increase resiliency and find peace at home.

You’ll leave with skills to build connection and love in your family so that you can face the stress of real life, and the trauma of major life events with increased confidence.

Common Reasons Families Seek Counseling for Children

  • Improve Communication
  • Learn Conflict Management
  • Differing Parenting Skills
  • Divorce
  • Parent/Child Conflict
  • Major Life Changes or Trauma
  • Court-Ordered Reunification/Reconciliation
  • Disruptive Behaviors
  • Anger Management
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Self Harm
  • Bullying
  • parenting, blended family, managing your child's behaviors and family reunification.
  • parenting in a blended family, negotiating roles and responsibilities, understanding how to be a step-parent
  • Family of every size can benefit from family counseling, adult children, adolescents, youth, teen, parenting.

Family Counseling & Therapy Services

Frequently Asked Questions

Compass wants the therapeutic process to be transparent, so you know what to expect, and feel comfortable. We know how difficult it can be to make a call for help. Our hope is that these questions will bring comfort to seeking help with any one of our therapists at Compass Whole Health.

If your question isn’t answered here, give us a call at 360-558-7730.


Counseling for children and teens is specifically tailored to each individual child and family. We work together to determine the best fit for you and your family’s needs.

You can expect the first two sessions to be more of an assessment of your child. Depending on the identified goals we then formulate a plan of action and can establish a more specific timeline to meet those goals.

Our address is 7017 NE Highway 99, Suite 206. Vancouver, WA 98665

Directions From I-5 Northbound

  1. Take exit 3 to merge onto NE Hwy 99/Main St toward Hazel Dell
  2. Merge onto NE Hwy 99/Main St
  3. Continue to follow NE Hwy 99
  4. Pass by McDonald’s (on the left in 1.0 mi)
  5. Destination will be on the right

Directions From I-5 Southbound

  1. Take exit 4 for NE 78th St
  2. Keep left at the fork to continue toward NE 78th St
  3. Slight left onto NE 78th St
  4. Turn right onto NE Hwy 99
  5. Destination will be on the left

Please enter through the back of the building (East side) of the building.

Parking: Free parking is available in the Collins Plaza where our offices are located at all hours. We are located inside the Collins Plaza, just minutes from I-5.

ADA Accessible: We are an ADA accessible office. If special accommodations are necessary, please do not hesitate to ask when you are scheduling your consult.

Our set front office hours are Monday thru Thursday from 9-5 and Friday from 8-3. Our therapists work by appointment only, and each therapist sets their schedule. To make an appointment or for additional information contact our intake line at (360) 558-7730.

Call 360.558.7730, or *email us at, to request an appointment time with one of our amazing therapists or counselors.

Our front office staff are very knowledgeable and are available to answer most questions you might have about therapy and/or counseling.

We do accept most major insurances for massage therapy and counseling services. Please contact us today and will gladly check your insurance benefits.

At Compass Whole Health each of our therapists have a specific expertise. When you call or email for an appointment, our front office staff will discuss with you the best therapist to fit your needs. We strive to make sure that your experience is the best one from the first time you walk in our doors.

Compass is dedicated to having only the best therapists and counselors in the Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA area. This translates into you having the best therapist and counselor.

If you have any other questions, please contact us

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