• FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What will my child be doing in group?

    In our groups we use a combination of several different curricula including social thinking, positive behavior support, collaborative problem solving, and emotional regulation as well as in the moment and incidental teaching and modeling of skills. Each group has a lesson related to the skill that we are focusing on. Each lesson typically includes a game or activity to teach and reinforce the concepts we are mastering. We also have time at the beginning of each group for students to share how their week went and what they are looking forward to during the upcoming week. This allows all of us the opportunity to share situations that have occurred during the week and problem solve/reflect together. This is particularly helpful because often it can be more beneficial for participants to hear from others their own age, to know that they are not the only one experiencing these things, and to problem solve together.

    Do you accept insurance?

    Our groups are skill-based and therefore are not covered by insurance. We keep the fees for our groups reasonably low.

    Some providers are accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield and Tufts HMO Commercial for individual therapy. No other plans are accepted at this time.

    We do not currently accept any public plans through MassHealth or the Health Connector. Additionally, if you are a BCBS subscriber, please inquire with whom your behavioral/mental health is contracted. Oftentimes, it is contracted through providers such as Optum, which is not covered at Compass.

     

    Many families have found success working with ARC and HMEA to get assistance in paying for skills groups.

    How do I enroll my child/teen?

    Our skills groups and individual service providers are accepting new participants when space is available and on an open enrollment basis. To schedule a phone call from our service coordinator, please call or email: 508-244-2173 stacy@socialcompasscounseling.com

    What is the initial consultation?

    The initial consultation is a time for you and your child to come to the center and see our space. It also allows us to meet each other and get to know your child in order to ensure thoughtful placement in a group or recommendation of services.

    What is Telehealth?

    Telehealth technology allows us to communicate remotely with medical and mental health providers—a
    valuable resource in this unprecedented time of social distancing, self-isolation and quarantine. This
    technology allows us to “meet” with our providers on a virtual platform from the comfort of our own
    homes. Despite telehealth’s many redeeming qualities, the idea of a video chat or phone call with a
    professional may spark anxiety for clients. Learn more

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