Compass Counseling of Northwest Indiana

Compass Counseling

Compass Counseling of NWI

Patrick O'Connell, MA, LMHC

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Patrick O'Connell


I provide individual therapy to children and adolescents, and have worked in every level of care including residential, inpatient, and juvenile detention. I am an advocate for children navigating the school and mental health systems, and have extensive knowledge of psychiatric medication for children and adolescents. I am comfortable working with a wide range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, suicidal ideation, and self-harm. I utilize sensory integration therapy to help children self-sooth and enhance their independence. I enjoy working with children and families in crisis.

I utilize an eclectic approach to counseling. I include cognitive behavioral therapy when it comes to depression and anxiety. I also utilize play therapy and creative arts therapy to assist clients who have difficulty expressing themselves verbally. I also enjoy using Mindfulness to help clients and families achieve positive mental health functioning.

If you are looking for an advocate for your child and someone to provide individual and family therapy please feel free to contact me via email or phone. I utilize a very laid-back, empathic approach which allows clients to feel comfortable by providing a safe space for them to freely express their thoughts and feelings.

Watch Patrick’s video interview below to learn more about his professional approach and see if his expertise aligns with your needs.

If you are interested in learning more about our counselors, meet the rest of our team here.

Specialties Include:

Suicidal Ideation