The Journey Begins Here

“I find it hard to imagine trying to navigate life without someone willing to travel beyond the surface of behavior and emotion with me.” -Doreen L. Upshaw

Hello my name is Doreen and welcome to the independent services page for Compass Counseling & Support Services (CCSS)! 
I’ve been talking to people intimately for most of my life. I take very seriously the things that people experience and feel below the surface of their being, the places we can’t see. Why? Because that’s where the healing begins. Healing doesn’t happen on its own, you have to give it a voice. You have to speak it out loud and there’s no better way to do that than with a trusted, honest, caring and understanding person who will listen. Which is exactly why I created CCSS.
I love people and I wanted to be more than a listener. I wanted to have professional resources and tools that would best serve those entrusted to speak with me, as they processed through life. I know first hand how comforting it can be to have someone there to listen and help you navigate through those tough life circumstances.
I’d be honored to talk with you about scheduling a low cost counseling intake consultation through CCSS. My areas of confidential counseling concentration are: individual, marriage, family, and children Play and Art Therapy (Adults can also participate in Art Therapy.
It is also my passion to see fathers reconnected to their children, so my services and resources: Fathers Matter (Social Media page), our bi-monthly Father Forumand INvolved (Fatherhood support program) are here to help them in their pursuit.
I believe you have everything you need inside you, all you need is someone to encourage and support you as you set goals and move toward them. Let us help you navigate life.
Thank you for stopping by.

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Purchase Award Winning Author Doreen’s Book

Purchase Amos And I : The Unique Contributions Of A Father On April 23, 2020 “Amos And I” received The Authors Zone’s “TAZ Award” 1st Place in inspiration and self help. Congratulations Doreen! Book Description: “One of the toughest things a child experiences is to live disconnected or estranged from his or her father.”  ~Doreen L. …

The Father Forum

Come meet with other fathers on a bi-monthly to discuss the issues and concerns of fatherhood. The Father Forum is facilitated by Bruce Grover Sr and regularly attended by men from all over the city. The Father Forum host regular fatherhood events and it supports fathers having opportunity to enjoy themselves with gift cards, game …

Fathers Matter!

My vision in starting a Facebook group is to support fathers and father figures in their fatherhood journey. However, my passion is to encourage any father who is not in his children’s life to begin again. You matter! YOU MATTER! You matter so much! I want fathers to see their value to their children. I …