Compass Echo Program: Supporting Progress, Sustaining Mental Health

Adolescents (Ages 13-18)
Young Adults & Adults (18+)

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Service Overview - Compass Health Center

Service Overview

Compass Echo is a program that supports adolescents and adults transitioning from a Compass Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) to their daily lives. To prevent recidivism and build upon the gains made in PHP/IOP, Echo provides psychiatric support and therapy through a range of modalities, including CBT, DBT, ACT, ERP, and group therapy. Research has shown that programs like Compass Echo can effectively reduce readmission rates for patients who require additional mental health support after completing IOP.

The first 90 days after IOP are crucial for sustained success.

Compass has a low rate of patient return, with less than 10% of discharged patients coming back within a year compared to the 30% industry average. However, of that 10%, the majority (75%) return within the first 90 days after discharge. It’s important to maintain treatment momentum in the first 12 weeks after discharge from IOP to ensure continued progress.

Program Highlights - Compass Health Center

Program Highlights

  • 24/7 crisis psychiatric management
  • Immediate access to up to 12 additional weeks of CBT/DBT skills-based group therapy focused on managing mood and anxiety symptoms
  • On-going access to a psychiatrist and pediatric nurse practitioner
  • Access to nursing staff to support medication adherence
  • Connection with education supports and coordination with schools
  • Collaboration with outpatient support
  • Discharge and resource therapist
  • Short-term disability supports
  • Virtual setting for ease of access
  • Innovative modeling that supports transition back to everyday life
  • Outcomes demonstrating improvement of symptoms and daily functioning
  • Continuity of care with outpatient providers
  • Compass psychiatrists and clinicians refer applicable patients to the program
  • Program duration varies based on clinical need

Treatment Modalities - Compass Health Center

Treatment Modalities

  • Psychiatric assessment and medication management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Group therapy

Diagnoses Treated - Compass Health Center

Diagnoses Treated

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Co-occurring Substance Use
  • Mental Health, Pain & Illness
  • School Refusal

This list is not exhaustive. Please contact Compass to see if our services are a good fit for you or a loved one.



Our Success Stories

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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.

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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
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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
Service Areas

In-Person and Virtual Mental Health Services for Illinois & Maryland Residents

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