Counseling for Kids & Teens
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
Child Counseling Services We Offer
“We love coming to Compass, my child has learned some great skills in counseling and now we are happier at home”
Issues that we Commonly Treat in Children & Teens
- Improve Communication
- Learn Conflict Management
- Differing Parenting Skills
- Parent/Child Conflict
- Major Life Changes or Trauma
- Court-Ordered Reunification/Reconciliation
- Disruptive Behaviors
- Anger Management
- Low Self-Esteem
- Self Harm
Improve communication between family members.
Kids don’t come with a manual, parenting could be easier if they did! In child counseling we can help you and your child to have open and honest conversations. We offer a safe, trusting space for you both to build a strong and healthy relationship.
Develop family structures, guidelines and processes that will help your family be the best version it can be.
Rules and expectations can be hard to establish and enforce. We can help you and your family to build these structures so you can enjoy more time with your child and less time being the “bad” person.
Learn some new tools and ways to navigate friends, school and bullying.
With technology bullying often doesn’t stop at school anymore. In our child counseling we will work with your child to navigate friendships, build appropriate boundaries, learn ways to address bullying, and focus on making school a positive thing in their lives.
Understand and problem-solve personal or social issues.
Children and teens live in a society where they have always known technology, social media, and the internet. It can be very overwhelming to grow up in this fast paced world we live in. We will help your child and you as a parent problem solve any personal or social issue you might be facing.
Increase understanding of changing family dynamics.
Whether it’s a divorce, new marriage, death of loved one, or changes in the family because of safety or trauma, we can help your child navigate and understand the changing family dynamics and how they are impacted by those changes.
Child & Teen Issues
- Anger Management
- Social Skills
- Family Relational Problems
- Conflict Resolution
- Time and Stress Management
- Sexuality Concerns
- Grief and Loss
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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Compass wants the therapy process to be as clear as possible. We want you know what to expect and feel comfortable throughout the entire process. Check out some of the frequently asked questions in the list below.
We are here to answer any question you have, give us a call at 360-558-7730.
Is there a difference between counseling and therapy?
The short answer is yes. Counseling is often short term and focuses on the identified problem. Once the problem is resolved counseling typically ends. Therapy is longer term and focuses on the individual or relationship. Therapy focuses on behavioral patterns and helps you to better understand your thoughts and patterns.
What should I expect when starting in counseling or therapy?
Your counseling or therapy experience is tailored specifically for you. We will work together to determine the best fit for you and your needs. The connection you make with your therapist or counselor is one of single most important aspects of the therapy and counseling process. We understand that finding the “right” therapist or counselor is a necessity not an option.
You can expect the first couple of sessions to be more information gathering. We will then work on determining your goals and establish a treatment plan to meet those goals.
How do I get started in counseling or therapy?
Taking the first step in making a counseling appointment is hard. We know how important it is to answer you call.
Our front office staff are very knowledgeable and are available to answer most questions you might have about therapy and counseling. We work to match you with the therapist or counselor that fits your needs and will meet you exactly where you are at.
What makes your counselors and therapists different?
At Compass Whole Health each of our therapists and counselors have a specific expertise. When you call or email for an appointment, our front office staff will discuss with you the best counselor or therapist to fit your needs. We strive to make sure that your experience is the best one from your first point of contact.
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. We have therapists who are currently licensed in Oregon and Washington. We offer in-person and telehealth (video) counseling and therapy services.
Do you accept insurance?
We do accept most major insurances for massage therapy, counseling, and therapy services. Please contact us today and will gladly check your insurance benefits to determine if you have a co-pay, deductible, or co-insurance.
What are your hours?
Our set front office hours are Monday thru Thursday from 9-5. Our counselors, therapists, and coaches work by appointment only, and each provider sets their own schedule. To make an appointment or for additional information contact our office at (360) 558-7730.
Where are you located?
We are centrally located at 5115 NE 94th Ave, Suite D, Vancouver, WA 98662. This location is near Vancouver Mall and close to both 205 and I-5 freeways.
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5115 NE 94th Ave, Suite D, Vancouver, WA 98662
Mon - Thurs: 9am - 5pm
Therapist Hours: By Appointment