About the Compass Mental Health Department

Compass envisions a community where everyone has access to the support needed to live a vibrant, fulfilling life. Our Mental Health program offers individual, group, and community-based services specialized to support the wellbeing of the LGBTQ+ community and people living with HIV. Through our Mental Health Collaborative, we also strengthen the community of mental health professionals supporting our community in Palm Beach County.

Meet Our Staff

Our Mental Health Professionals are well versed in the issues that those living with HIV/AIDS face in their daily lives as well as the struggles of people in the LGBTQ+ community.

Jacquelyn Jamason, LMHC

Director of Mental Health

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Catherine Doe

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern (Habla Español)

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Graham Brown

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

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Jackie Geratano

Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern

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Individual and Relationship Counseling


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Our team of licenced and registered intern therapists at Compass provides individual and relationship counseling with a focus on supporting members of the LGBTQ+ community.

To schedule an appointment, please contact us by filling out our mental health contact form by clicking here.

If you'd like to explore therapists in the area who do not work directly for Compass, please click here to be taken to our Mental Health Collaborative listings.


Evidence-Based Therapies Include:
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
Trauma Informed Care 

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

https://www.emdr.com/what-is-emdr/

Mindfulness Cognitive Based Therapy  

Play Therapy (ages 3-12)

https://www.a4pt.org/page/Research

Youth Mental Health

LGBTQ+ identifying youth face unique challenges. Our youth department provides an extensive number of support groups and youth services including therapy. For more information, please click here.

For more than 25 years, Compass has provided a safe space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) youth in Palm Beach County. At Compass, LGBTQ youth and their allies engage in social support, community service, arts & cultural activities, educational, and leadership opportunities.

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Support Groups

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Leaders and mentors from within the LGBTQ+ community lead support groups at Compass. Groups currently meeting and their schedules are listed here.

If you are looking for a specific group you do not see listed, please tell us what you are looking for, please let us know by completing the form on our contact us page or by clicking here. 

Therapy Groups

Compass offers therapy groups based on community need, led by licensed therapists or supervised registered interns. Our current therapy groups are listed below. 

If you are looking for a specific group you do not see listed, please tell us what you are looking for by emailing Jacque@CompassGLCC.com

PTSD Recovery Group

The PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) Recovery Group supports members in building tools and skills for healthier lives and relationships, in an environment of support and acceptance. Focuses include specific tools for reducing the impact of triggers, rediscovering choice in all areas of life, and rebuilding a sense of safety in oneself. 

The group is a closed group, meaning that once it is formed it is closed to new members for the duration of the group cycle of 12 weeks. To join the waiting list for the next group cycle, please contact us by emailing Jacque@CompassGLCC.com

The Compass Mental Health Collaborative

The LGBTQ+ Mental Health Collaborative is a group of professionals within Palm Beach County who provide individual and relationship counseling services. The therapists who are listed on this site are licensed mental health professionals who are collaborating to assist Compass in providing affordable counseling to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community in South Florida. These therapists have experience treating clients who are either gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, and they are offering services as independent mental health clinicians in their own practices. You may want to consider contacting them to see how they can help you meet your needs. 

**The use of our directory, or of information received during an inquiry to locate a therapist, however, is voluntary. In no event shall Compass be liable for the voluntary selection of any therapist in this Mental Health Collaborative, or for the services provided by any of the therapists in the collaborative. If and when you do call any of these clinicians, please let them know that you learned about them from this website. Fees are negotiated with each therapist. Some may have special arrangements.

To find a provider, please take a look through the Mental Health Collaborative Directory

B. Carol Lazarus, LMHC
Business City/State/Zip: Delray Beach, FL
Business Phone Number: 561-351-8518
Contact Name: B. Carol Lazarus
Brown & Considine
Business City/State/Zip: West Palm Beach, FL
Business Phone Number: (561) 512-3468
Contact Name: Lin Considine, LMHC
Christopher J BH. Bauchman, Psy. D.
Business City/State/Zip: Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Business Phone Number: (561) 328-7567
Contact Name: Dr. Chris Bauchman
Diane Sanders, MS, RMHC-I, CCTP
Business City/State/Zip: West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Business Phone Number: (561) 290-9898
Contact Name: Diane Sanders
NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness
Business City/State/Zip: West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Business Phone Number: (561) 588-3477
Contact Name: Katherine Murphy
Psychiatric Specialty Center
Business City/State/Zip: West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Business Phone Number: (561) 331-8800
Spectrum Counseling
Business Phone Number: (561) 234-9006
Contact Name: Lynn Allen, LCSW, MCAP, CCTP
The Beachcomber Family Center for Addiction Recovery
Business City/State/Zip: Ft Lauderdale, FL 33309
Business Phone Number: 954-615-4003
Contact Name: Michael Giorgi
Whole Health Psychological Center
Business City/State/Zip: West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Business Phone Number: (561) 721-6400
Contact Name: Rachel B. Needle, Psy.D.

Professional Development

The Compass Mental Health Department can provide training to mental health professionals who are looking to understand LGBTQ+ issues related to mental health. This information is crucial to understanding the unique challenges the community faces as it relates to your client's personal, emotional and professional health and well being. 

For more information please fill out the contact form by clicking here.

Mental Health Internships

The Compass Mental Health program is committed to supporting incoming mental health professionals dedicated to serving the needs of the LGBTQ+ community and people living with HIV. Each year we accept a small number of registered interns as part of the mental health team. Interns receive individual and group supervision, training, and the opportunity to utilize and deepen their skills in service of the LGBTQ+ community and people living with HIV. 

To apply for a Mental Health Internship position, please contact Jacquelyn Jamason, Mental Health Director, at Jacque@CompassGLCC.com

We currently accept applications from Registered Mental Health Counselor Interns and Registered Clinical Social Work Interns. 

* All positions for the 2020-2021 fiscal year are currently filled. We are accepting applications for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.

Insurance and Fees

Fees for counseling and psychotherapy services offered are determined on a sliding scale.  Our sliding scale accommodates a wide income range including persons with no income at all. Clients who are in need of services that we cannot provide will receive our assistance in accessing those services in the community. Clients who have private insurance benefits, or the means to pay in full or nearly full the fees customarily charged for therapy, will most often be referred to the therapists in our Mental Health Collaborative. In those instances, fees are determined by the therapist and the client.  There are no fixed fees for most support groups. We do encourage group members to give donations for their participation in these groups. These donations help pay for therapy provided to clients without income. A fee is sometimes charged for groups that have a fixed agenda and psycho-educational format. We call these "therapy groups".

Accepted Insurances

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Resources

National Alliance of Mental Health (NAMI) Palm Beach County  https://namipbc.org/resource-links/

Helpline Palm Beach County  https://211palmbeach.org/

Suicide Prevention Lifeline LGBTQ+  https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/lgbtq/

Sunserve LGBTQ+ Services Broward County  https://www.sunserve.org/

FAQs

Mental Health Contact Form

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