The Purpose of Psychotherapy is

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About The Owners

      Hello, my name is Anthony L. Gray (Tony) and I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over twenty years.  I have worked with all groups of people from all kinds of backgrounds in those years. I grew up in Vincennes, Indiana and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1977. I received my masters Degree from the University of Southern Indiana and have worked in this field since that time. Lynn and I have been married for over 15 years and have six children and seven grandchildren between us.

    We purchased Compass Point Counseling from Dr. Merle Holsopple in Montgomery, Indiana July of 2017 and expanded to Washington Indiana three months later.

     I not only have completed my Masters Degree, I also have a great deal of life experience.  These experiences have allowed me to deal with client related life issues.  I am a recovering alcoholic and drug addict with 28 years of sobriety. I've dealt with substance abuse, divorce, financial issues, legal issues, depression and anxiety through my years of addiction and recovery. 

     I strive to be different from other therapy services. I returned to this area after being in the Indianapolis area for 15 years because I knew there were limited quality mental health services in this area.

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     Hello, my name is Lynn Gray and I've been a registered nurse for 24 years.  I was born and raised in Montgomery Indiana.  I graduated from Barr Reeve High School in 1974 and completed my RN degree at Vincennes University in 1996.  I raised my children in Washington Indiana and during those early years I was self employed as a cosmetologist with Lynn's Styling Salon located in my home for 20 years. 

   As an RN I've been employed and enjoyed several RN positions.  My most recent being with Indiana University Hospital, Infectious Disease out-patient clinic for 10 years.  Previous to IU I was a night shift charge nurse at RHI, Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana,  brain injury unit for 5 years.  I was also employed with Daviess Community Hospital as a Charge RN with the Behavior Unit.   

  Tony and I currently live in Vincennes Indiana.  We moved back to the Daviess/Martin County area in 2018 with a primary focus on providing the highest quality mental health assistance and customer service to the underserved residents of this area.  

   I am now the Office Manager at Compass Point Counseling.  I will be your first contact when contacting Compass Point Counseling.  I will personally assist you with scheduling your appointments and answering any questions you may have.

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Specializing in Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorders, Personality Disorders and Substance Abuse Disorders

Anxiety

People can feel anxious about a lot of things: the first day of school, a job interview, a first date. Anxiety is the thought of "what if" that makes your heart race and your palms sweaty. There's a difference between healthy anxiety and a paralyzing fear about the future. Anxiety Disorder is when feelings of worry and fear about events in the future begin to interfere with your daily life.

If you're experiencing an anxiety disorder, know that you're not alone. Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health disorders in the U.S.. They affect over 40 million adults every single year. Kids also experience anxiety disorders: over 25% of people between 13 and 18 live with anxiety today.

There are several types of anxiety including: Generalized Anxiety DIsorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Separation Anxiety DIsorder and specific phobias.

Any type of anxiety does not just go away. Many times anxiety requires medications and psychotherapy to manage the symptoms. Compass Point Counseling LLC can provide both if needed.

Depression

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and sometimes you may feel as if life isn't worth living.

More than just a bout of the blues, depression isn't a weakness and you can't simply "snap out of it". Depression may require long-term treatment. But don't get discouraged. Most people with depression feel better with medication and psychotherapy.

Although depression may occur only once during your life, people typically have multiple episodes. During these episodes, symptoms occur most of the day, nearly every day.

For many people with depression, symptoms usually are severe enough to cause noticeable problems in day-to-day activities, such as work, school, social activities or relationships with others. Some people may feel generally miserable or unhappy without knowing why.

Depression is not a normal part of growing older, and it should never be taken lightly. Depression often goes undiagnosed and untreated in older adults, and they may feel reluctant to seek help.

Substance Abuse

Substance Use DIsorder is disease that effects a person's brain and behavior and leads to an inability to control the use of a legal or illegal drug or medication. Substances such as alcohol, marijuana and nicotine also are considered drugs. When you're addicted, you may continue using the drug despite the harm it causes.

Drug addiction can start with experimental use of a recreational drug in social situations, and, for some people, the drug use becomes more frequent. For others, particularly with opioids, drug addiction begins with exposure to perscribed medications, or receiving medications from a friend or relative who has been perscribed the medication.

The risk of addiction and how fast you become addicted varies by drug. Some drugs, such as painkillers, have a higher risk and cause addiction more quickly than others.

As time passes, you may need larger doses of the drug to get high. Soon you may need the drug just to feel normal. As your drug use increases, you may find that it's increasingly difficult to go without the drug. Attempts to stop drug use may cause intense cravings and make you feel physically ill.

You may need help from  a professional.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mental disoder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, concentration, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.

There are three types of bipolar disorder. All three types involve clear changes in mood, energy and activity levels. These moods range from periods of extremely up, elated, irritable or energized behavior (manic episodes) to very down, sad, indifferent, or hopeless periods (depressive episodes). Less severe manic episodes are known as hypomanic episodes.

Bipolar disorder is typically diagnosed during late adolescence or early adulthood. Occasionally, bipolar symptoms can appear in children. Bipolar disorder can also first appear during a woman's pregnancy or following child birth. Although the symptoms may vary over time, bipolar disorders usually require lifelong treatment. Following a prescribed treatment plan can help people manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

Personality Disorders

A personality disorder is a type of mental disorder in which you have a rigid and unhealthy pattern of thinking, functioning and behaving. A person with a personality disorder has trouble perceiving and relating to situations and people. This causes significant problems and limitations in relationships, social activities, work and school.

In some cases, you may not realize that you have a personality disorder because your way of thinking and behaving seems natural to you. And you may blame others for the challenges you face.

Personallity disorders usually begin in the teenage years or early adulthood. There are many types of of personality disorders. Some types may become less obvious throughout middle age. 

Many people with one personality disorder also have signs and symptoms of at least one additional personality disorder. 

Personality disorders include: Paranoid Personality, Schizoid Personality, Borderline Personality, Antisocial, Personality andNarcissistic Personality just to name a few