Compass Program for Young Adults

From the Program Director: What Patients Can Expect

Many patients arrive at Compass feeling self-conscious, confused and anxious. That is natural. It is our goal to help you settle into your treatment as quickly as possible so that you can begin to build your new life as soon as you are comfortable.
Most of you have already experienced residential treatment or outpatient treatment elsewhere, so you may have some ideas of what to expect at Menninger. In general, we seek to make every encounter and discussion an opportunity for learning and growth. You can learn more about how Compass works by reading our first days and program schedule pages.
We recognize you are considering treatment at Menninger because you have problems to solve that concern you, your family and other people important to you. Perhaps it has been hard to make progress or to sustain progress you made before.
At Menninger, you, your family, our entire staff and your fellow patients make up your treatment team. Whatever your individual story, our treatment team is dedicated to working with you to clarify what these problems are and to help you understand why it may have been hard to see or maintain progress in the past.
We also want to help you build a sense of hope that progress is attainable if we work together. We’re dedicated to making your stay with us result in a real, long-term difference for your life. We want you to leave Compass with a better understanding of your problems, confident in your ability to sustain the progress you make here and a sense that you have a plan and a positive path you can follow after you leave.
We look forward to meeting you.
Patricia Daza, PhD
Program Director, Compass Program for Young Adults
Assistant Professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine