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College Preparedness

Ages 17-23

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About the Program

in person Northbrook, IL
Oak Brook, IL
Chicago, IL
Silver Spring, MD
ages 17-23
Treatment Levels IOP
Program offerings may differ by location. Kindly call us to confirm specific program details.
Program Overview - Compass Health Center

Program Overview

Compass Health Center’s College Preparedness Program is designed to support young adults (17-23) who are starting college next semester or returning to college from fall or winter break. This program is intended for those students who could benefit from learning skills and strategies to support the nuances of navigating the role of a college student. The strategies that participants learn, practice, and internalize will not only support their emotional and mental wellbeing, but will also help them prepare and more effectively deal with the challenges and stressors associated with independent living and adulthood.    

Dates: November 20th – January 19th

Rolling Admission.

What to Expect - Compass Health Center

What to Expect

Compass’ multi-disciplinary team develops an individualized treatment plan that is evaluated from diverse expert perspectives for each patient that includes:

  • Daily structured skills-based and process groups targeted to address the unique needs of college students.
  • Processing, support, and coping ahead as it relates to college preparedness and readiness.
  • Weekly individual therapy sessions onsite.
  • Executive functioning support.
  • Weekly skills support for parents and caregivers.
  • Family therapy.
  • Treatment planning and goal setting.
  • Support related to securing outpatient providers.
  • Promote exploration regarding identification of campus activities, groups, and therapeutic support on or near campus.
  • Full psychiatric evaluation and regular psychiatric consultations with a prescriber.
  • Medication management if indicated.

Treatment Modalities - Compass Health Center

Treatment Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Psychiatric assessment and medication management
Individual, group, and family therapy
Parent/caregiver support
*Not available at all locations

Our Success Stories

Double Quotes - Compass Health Center

Compass saved my life! I came into Compass with suicidal ideations and no hope. After a couple of weeks of being in the program, I did not have those thoughts anymore. Compass helped me change my mindset, from a negative pattern of thoughts to a more positive and optimistic frame of mind.

Double Quotes - Compass Health Center

My child is leaving Compass more equipped to handle her emotions, her anxiety, her depression, and the things that all trigger these. She is willing to use the skills, which is a huge change, and this is all due to how well Compass worked for her.

Parent of Child Patient
Double Quotes - Compass Health Center

I liked how in Compass, everyone was respectful of my opinions, pronouns, and preferred name. There was no judging, and you can open up to people. I also like how I can relate to other kids. I also really appreciate learning new skills.

Double Quotes - Compass Health Center

Compass is a godsend. An amazing program for children who are struggling and families who are seeking help and guidance. I could not imagine that she would be so much better in less than 2 months. I wish we could have found Compass without going to the ER. Thanks for all you do!

Parent of Child Patient
Double Quotes - Compass Health Center

The evening IOP program challenged me in a supportive and respectful way to help change my way of thinking. Compass provided me with the tools to help deal with life situations in a healthy way.

Adult Patient