Expressive Therapies are offered periodically and include Dance Therapy and Music Therapy. Expressive therapies allow patients to develop the ability to express emotions in different ways, develop new coping strategies, and empower patients to tell their stories in a safe way.
Pet-assisted therapy is offered in a group setting in conjunction with TF-CBT. Compass Intervention Center partners with Mid-South Therapy Dogs and Friends to provide this unique treatment for patients. Pet Assisted Therapy utilizes the healing power of animals to build a therapeutic relationship between the patient and animal. Pet Assisted Therapy at Compass Intervention Center specifically utilizes dogs, which offers patients the ability to establish the loving, non-judgmental relationship offered by these specially trained pets. Mid-South Therapy Dogs and Friends is a 501(c)3, Nonprofit charitable organization that is devoted to providing all people, young and old, the opportunity to experience this magic of the human-animal bond. Mid -South Therapy Dogs & Friends strongly believes in our motto “Not All Medicine Comes In A Bottle”.
Art therapy is offered in a group setting off campus at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens http://www.dixon.org/ weekly for 8 weeks. Art Therapy assists patients with increasing self-awareness, addressing trauma, and increasing coping skills. The children work with Art Therapist as part of the “Teen Studio” program. Art Therapy utilizes visual art as a part of the therapeutic process. The children explore art as a therapeutic tool in various mediums including watercolors, sculpture, graffiti, and mixed media. The museum provides each child a membership free of charge, and samples of the artwork appear at the annual “Made in Dixon” show.