Explorers use compasses to find their way. In this area, many residents turn to Compass Behavioral Health and Addiction Center to get back on track. You likely know someone, maybe a loved one who suffers from a mental health or addiction disease. The effects, when left untreated, can be devastating. At Compass, the goal is to improve the lives of their clients and patients — one obstacle at a time. Compass’ approach and service to the community for over a decade helps them to continually strive to achieve that goal.

Compass’ flagship Substance Abuse groups boast unparalleled success and attendance. The dynamic approach by one of its certified experienced counselors, David Taylor, CADC, keeps the boredom at bay and the human touch plentiful. As Casey, a 26-year-old client points out, “Addicts know bull crap when they hear it. Dave is the genuine article and has kept me clean since I started almost two years ago. I have since gotten a job and had a baby. We all look forward to his groups.”

As your Community Partner in Health, Compass’ Quakerbridge Road location in Princeton Junction holds targeted services and delivers them with compassion and caring. Each client feels like a family member — whether they are receiving Suboxone for drug addiction from board certified psychiatrists or participating in the comprehensive, holistic-based “Healthy Mind – Healthy Body” weight loss program, headed by Dr. Porthlanka, MD, former medical director of Princeton Hospital, and Neal King, LCSW, CHT and creator of several cognitive weight loss programs.

Compass’ success in helping the community can be linked to its innovation and flexibility in recognizing the specific needs of each patient. As the treatment of mental health and addiction disorders requires addressing real life, the ability to customize that treatment is essential. Compass offers varying levels of intensity and frequency in outpatient services, both individual and group. This pioneering approach, which it coined S.T.A.C. (Short-Term Appropriate Care) truly fits the client with the care they need at the time they need it.

The staff consists of six doctors and six therapists who are ready to be of service. The professional and medical staff at Compass offer you services to treat the entire family. Most behavioral health and addiction issues can be addressed by child and adult psychiatry, individual and family counseling, S.T.A.C. or their groups (now forming for July start) — Young Person’s Group for Depression, Anxiety and Socialization, Parents’ Support Group, Cognitive Weight Loss Group, Women’s Issues and Men’s Issues Groups, and Couple Relationship Group.

Compass Health, 4065 Quakerbridge Road, Suite 103, Princeton Junction. 609-482-3701. www.MyCompassHealth.com.

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